Ctenobelba

Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Ctenobelba perezinigoi, from Norton & Behan-Pelletier (2009).

Belongs within: Holonota.

Ctenobelba is a Palaearctic genus of oribatid mites with tactile first legs.

Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Length 400–500 µm. Gnathosoma normal; chelicerae with dentate chelae, two setae; rutella normally developed. Prodorsum without true lamellae, with parallel costulae; shorter in length than notogaster. Notogaster without scalps; with ten pairs of setae, one seta anterior to lyrifissure ia; octotaxic system absent; dorsophragmata and pleurophragmata absent; paired opisthonotal glands opening directly on notogaster. Pedotectum II present. Proral setae of tarsi spiniform.

<==Ctenobelba Balogh 1943 [incl. Elapheremaeus Grandjean 1944; Ctenobelbidae]S04
    |--*C. pectinigera (Berlese 1908)S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |--C. apatomorpha Iturrondobeitia, Saloña et al. 1998S04
    |--C. brevipilosa Mahunka 1965S04
    |--C. csiszarae Mahunka 1977S04
    |--C. foliata Hammer 1961S04
    |--C. grancanariae Pérez-Íñigo & Peña 1997S04
    |--C. longisetosa Suzuoka & Aoki 1980S04
    |--C. mahnerti Mahunka 1974S04
    |--C. marcuzzii Mahunka 1974S04
    |--C. obsoleta (Koch 1841) (n. d.) [=Murcia obsoleta]S04
    |--C. parafoliata Pérez-Íñigo 1991S04
    |--C. perezinigoi Moraza 1985S04
    |--C. pilosella Jeleva 1962 [incl. C. tuberculata Kulijev 1966]S04
    |--C. polysetosa Aoki & Yamamoto 2000S04
    |--C. pulchellula Gil-Martín & Subías 1997S04
    |--C. serrata Mahunak 1964S04
    |--C. simplex (Willmann 1940) [=Eremobelba simplex]S04
    |--C. soloduchi Pankov 1988S04
    `--C. translamellata Iorkansky 1990S04

*Ctenobelba pectinigera (Berlese 1908)S04 [=Eremobelba pectinigeraS04, Elapheremaeus pectinigeraG46; incl. Amerobelba bicarinata Berlese 1910S04, Ctenobelba fenestrata Pérez-Íñigo 1990S04, Notaspis maculosa Warburton & Pearce 1905 (n. d.)S04, Damaeolus maculosusL87, Damaeosoma maculosaL87, Elapheremaeus maculosaL87, El. maculosusL87]

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[G46] Grandjean, F. 1946. Les poils et les organes sensitifs portés par les pattes et le palpe chez les oribates. Troisième partie. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 71: 10–29.

[L87] Luxton, M. 1987. The British oribatid mites (Acari: Cryptostigmata) of Warburton and Pearce. Journal of Natural History 21: 1359–1365.

[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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