Hypochthonioidea

Belongs within: Acariformes.Contains: Lohmanniidae. The Hypochthonioidea are a morphologically diverse group of oribatid mites. Whereas Hypochthoniella and most Hypochthoniidae retain a notogaster dorsally divided by a transverse scissure (the ancestral form), the Lohmanniidae and Nothrolohmannia calcarata have the notogaster fused into a single plate. Nothrolohmannia calcarata, known from rainforest soil in New Guinea, nevertheless appears… Continue reading Hypochthonioidea

Lohmannia (Lohmannia)

Belongs within: Lohmanniidae. The type subgenus of the genus Lohmannia is a pantropical and subtropical group of lohmanniid mites (Subías 2004). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Genital plates with transverse suture; preanal plate broad; anal and adanal plates separated; two pairs of anal setae; four pairs of adanal setae. <==Lohmannia Michael 1898 (Lohmannia) [=Michaelia… Continue reading Lohmannia (Lohmannia)

Mixacarus (Mixacarus)

Belongs within: Lohmanniidae. The type subgenus of the genus Mixacarus is a group of lohmanniid mites found in tropical and subtropical regions of Eurasia, Africa and the Americas (Subías 2004). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): All dorsal setae setiform, simple; one or more transverse bands of notogaster interrupted. Genital plates without transverse suture; preanal… Continue reading Mixacarus (Mixacarus)

Lohmanniidae

Belongs within: Hypochthonioidea.Contains: Haplacarus, Paulianacarus, Annectacarus, Torpacarus, Meristacarus, Papillacarus, Mixacarus (Mixacarus), Lohmannia (Lohmannia). The Lohmanniidae are a family of enarthronote oribatids in which the notogaster has becomed fused into a single dorsal shield. Broad ventral keels on the femora function in protection when the legs are retracted into ventrolateral pedofossae. Lohmanniids are found mostly in… Continue reading Lohmanniidae