Austrocarabodes (Austrocarabodes)

Austrocarabodes elegans, photographed by S. E. Thorpe.

Belongs within: Carabodinae.

The type subgenus of the genus Austrocarabodes is a cosmopolitan group of generalised carabodid oribatid mites.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Body not noticeably elongate. Prodorsum with wide lamellae. Notogaster evenly arched; notogastral setae long; humeral region without setae. Genital plates with four pairs of setae.

Austrocarabodes Hammer 1966 (Austrocarabodes)S04
|--*A. (A.) ensifer (Sellnick 1931) [=Carabodes ensifer]S04
|--A. (A.) agalawatta Balogh 1988S04
|--A. (A.) agressor Balogh & Mahunka 1978S04
|--A. (A.) albidus (Balogh 1961) [=Carabodes albidus]S04
|--A. (A.) alveolatus Hammer 1973S04
|--A. (A.) angulatus (Balogh 1958) (n. d.) [=Carabodes angulatus]S04
|--A. (A.) arrogans Pérez-Íñigo 1967S04
|--A. (A.) australis (Balogh & Csiszár 1963) [=Carabodes australis]S04
|--A. (A.) bacilliger Mahunka 1978S04
|--A. (A.) bellicosus Balogh 1988S04
|--A. (A.) boninensis (Aoki 1978) [=Carabodes australis boninensis]S04
|--A. (A.) butiae Pérez-Íñigo & Sarasola 1998S04
|--A. (A.) cadeti Mahunka 1978S04
|--A. (A.) cellularis (Balogh 1962) [=Carabodes cellularis]S04
|--A. (A.) corpulentus (Trägårdh 1931) (n. d.) [=Cepheus corpulentus]S04
|--A. (A.) costulatus (Balogh 1958) [=Carabodes costulatus]S04
|--A. (A.) crenellatus Mahunka 1983S04
|--A. (A.) crinitus (Trägårdh 1931) (n. d.) [=Cepheus crinitus]S04
|--A. (A.) curvisetiger Aoki 1982S04
|--A. (A.) davisi (Balogh & Mahunka 1969) [=Carabodes davisi]S04
|--A. (A.) elegans Hammer 1966S04
|--A. (A.) erectus Mahunka 1984S04
|--A. (A.) falcatus Hammer 1973S04
|--A. (A.) fenestratus (Wallwork 1977) [=Carabodes fenestratus]S04
|--A. (A.) flabellifer Mahunka 1986S04
|--A. (A.) foliaceisetus Krivolutsky 1971S04
|--A. (A.) glabrus Mahunka 1982S04
|--A. (A.) gressitti Balogh & Mahunka 1978S04
|--A. (A.) haradai (Aoki 1978) [=Carabodes haradai]S04
|--A. (A.) horridus (Wallwork 1977) [=Carabodes horridus]S04
|--A. (A.) imperfectus (Sellnick 1959)S04 [=Carabodes imperfectusH70]
| |--A. i. imperfectusS04
| `--A. i. squamosus Hammer 1970S04
|--A. (A.) intermedius Ruiz, Subías & Kahwash 1989S04
|--A. (A.) latissimus Mahunka 2000S04
|--A. (A.) lepidus Aoki 1978S04
|--A. (A.) longulus (Balogh 1958) (n. d.) [=Carabodes longulus]S04
|--A. (A.) lunaris (Balogh 1962) [=Carabodes lunaris]S04
|--A. (A.) maculatus Hammer 1966S04
|--A. (A.) microlaminatus Mahunka 1983S04
|--A. (A.) mixtus Mahunka 1996S04
|--A. (A.) nodosus Hammer 1966S04
|--A. (A.) obsoletus (Berlese 1916) [=Carabodes obsoletus]S04
|--A. (A.) ocellatus Mahunka 1987S04
|--A. (A.) picturatus Mahunka 1987S04
|--A. (A.) pinnatus Mahunka 1986S04
|--A. (A.) polytrichus Balogh & Mahunka 1978S04
|--A. (A.) pseudoreticulatus Covarrubias 1967S04
|--A. (A.) rimosus Mahunka 1987S04
|--A. (A.) rugosus Mahunka 1969S04
|--A. (A.) schauenbergi Mahunka 1978S04
|--A. (A.) schwartzi (Balogh & Mahunka 1969) [=Carabodes schwartzi]S04
|--A. (A.) similis Mahunka 1978S04
|--A. (A.) sinuosociliatus Mahunka 1983S04
|--A. (A.) sordidus (Balogh 1958) (n. d.) [=Carabodes sordidus]S04
|--A. (A.) spathulatus Mahunka 1978S04
|--A. (A.) sphaeroideus Mahunka 1978S04
|--A. (A.) sphaerula Balogh 1970S04
|--A. (A.) szentivanyi (Balogh & Mahunka 1967) [=Carabodes szentivanyi]S04
|--A. (A.) tarandus Mahunka 1986S04
|--A. (A.) travei (Balogh & Csiszár 1963) [=Carabodes travei]S04
|--A. (A.) vaucheri Mahunka 1984S04
`--A. (A.) verrucatus (Trägårdh 1931) [=Carabodes verrucatus]S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[H70] Hammer, M. 1970. A few oribatid mites from Easter Island. Pacific Insects 12 (2): 279–289.

[S04] Subías, L. S. 2004. Listado sistemático, sinonímico y biogeográfico de los ácaros oribátidos (Acariformes, Oribatida) del mundo (1758–2002). Graellsia 60 (número extraordinario): 3–305.

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