Damaeus (Damaeus)

Dorsal view of Damaeus appalachicus, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Damaeidae.

The type subgenus of the genus Damaeus is a group of damaeid oribatid mites found in the Holarctic region (Subías 2004). Where diet is known, they feed on microalgae and moulds.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with spinae adnatae present. Setal formula of trochanters I–IV 1-1-2-1; setal formula of genua I–IV 4-4-3-3; absent on all leg genua and tibiae.

<==Damaeus Koch 1835 (Damaeus) [incl. Hypodamaeus Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1957]S04
    |--*D. (D.) auritus Koch 1835S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |--D. (D.) ainu Enami & Aoki 1998S04
    |--D. (D.) angustipes (Banks 1905)S04 [=Oribata angustipesS04; incl. Belba kingi Hartenstein 1962S04, Damaeus kingiN77]
    |--D. (D.) appalachicus Norton 1978S04
    |--D. (D.) arvernensis Grandjean 1960S04
    |--D. (D.) australis (Banks 1895) [=Belba australis; incl. D. atlanticus Norton 1978]S04
    |--D. (D.) bulbipedata Packard 1887 (n. d.)S04
    |--D. (D.) bulbofermoralis Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1957 [=D. (Hypodamaeus) bulbofemoralis]S04
    |--D. (D.) costanotus Wang & Norton 1989S04
    |--D. (D.) crispatus (Kulczynski 1902) [=Oribata crispata]S04
    |--D. (D.) echinopus Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1957 [=D. (Hypodamaeus) echinopus]S04
    |--D. (D.) flagellatus Wang 1994S04
    |--D. (D.) flagellifer Michael 1890 (see below for synonymy)S04
    |--D. (D.) formica (Gervais 1849) [=Oribata formica]S04
    |--D. (D.) foroliviensis (Lombardini 1943) (n. d.) [=Neophyllobius foroliviensis]S04
    |--D. (D.) glycyphagoides Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1957 [=D. (Hypodamaeus) glycyphagoides]S04
    |--D. (D.) granulatus (Willmann 1951) [=Belba granulata]S04
    |--D. (D.) grossmani (Wilson 1936) [=Oribata grossmani]S04
    |--D. (D.) lengersdorfi (Willmann 1932) [=Belba lengersdorfi]S04
    |    |--D. l. lengersdorfiS04
    |    `--D. l. moraviae (Willmann 1954) [=Belba lengersdorfi moraviae]S04
    |--D. (D.) longipes (Willmann 1941) [=Belba longipes]S04
    |--D. (D.) maximus Mihelčič 1957S04
    |--D. (D.) nidicola (Willmann 1936) [=Belba nidicola]S04
    |--D. (D.) nivalis (Kulczynski 1902) [=Oribata nivalis]S04
    |--D. (D.) opilioides Norton 1978S04
    |--D. (D.) ortizi Pérez-Íñigo 1995S04
    |--D. (D.) pseudoauritus Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1957 [=D. (Hypodamaeus) pseudoauritus]S04
    |--D. (D.) recasensi Capilla 1971S04
    |--D. (D.) riparius Nicolet 1855S04 [=*Hypodamaeus ripartusBB92; incl. D. alienus Hull 1915S04]
    |--D. (D.) selgae Pérez-Íñigo 1966S04
    |--D. (D.) smirnovi Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1957 [=D. (Hypodamaeus) smirnovi]S04
    |--D. (D.) tauricus Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1957 [=D. (Hypodamaeus) tauricus]S04
    |--D. (D.) tenuitibialis Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1957 [=D. (Hypodamaeus) tenuitibialis]S04
    `--D. (D.) torquisetosus (Mihelčič 1955) [=Belba torquisetosa; incl. D. ornatus Mihelčič 1957]S04

*Damaeus (Damaeus) auritus Koch 1835S04 [=Belba auritaCF77, Oribata auritaCF77; incl. O. gracilipes Kulczynski 1902S04, Damaeus gracilipesL87]

Damaeus (Damaeus) flagellifer Michael 1890 [incl. D. kulczynskii Grandjean 1943, D. longipes Mihelčič 1957 non Belba longipes Willmann 1941, Belba pachytrichosa Mihelčič 1956]S04

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[BB92] Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[CF77] Canestrini, G., & F. Fanzago. 1877. Intorno agli Acari Italiani. Atti del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Serie 5, 4: 69–208, pls 2–7.

[L87] Luxton, M. 1987. The oribatid mites (Acari: Cryptostigmata) of J. E. Hull. Journal of Natural History 21: 1273–1291.

[N77] Norton, R. A. 1977. The genus Damaeus Koch (Acarina: Oribatei) in the eastern United States. Acarologia 19 (2): 331–353.

[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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