Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Edwardzetes elongatus, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Ceratozetoidea.

Edwardzetes is a genus of oribatid mites found in cooler regions of the world. They are divided between two subgenera, with six pairs of genital setae present in the type subgenus but only five pairs present in E. (Gamerozetes) brevitutorium (Balogh & Balogh 1992).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with well separated lamellae, without cuspis; translamella medially interrupted or absent. Notogaster with ten pairs of setae; four pairs of areae porosae; pteromorphae immovable. Six pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae. Legs tridactyle.

<==Edwardzetes Berlese 1914S04
    |--E. (Edwardzetes)S04
    |    |--*E. (E.) edwardsi (Nicolet 1855)S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--E. (E.) andicola Hammer 1958S04
    |    |--E. (E.) armatus (Hammer 1958) [=Jugatala armata]S04
    |    |--E. (E.) australis Starý & Block 1995S04
    |    |--E. (E.) dentifer Hammer 1962S04
    |    |--E. (E.) elongatus Wallwork 1966S04
    |    |--E. (E.) novazealandicus Hammer 1967S04
    |    |--E. (E.) trilobus Mihelčič 1957S04
    |    `--E. (E.) ubali Iturrondobeitia & Caballero 2000S04
    `--E. (Gamerozetes Balogh & Balogh 1990)S04
         `--E. (*G.) brevitutorium (Covarrubias 1967) [=Magellozetes brevitutorium]S04

*Edwardzetes (Edwardzetes) edwardsi (Nicolet 1855)S04 [=Oribata edwardsiS04, Melanozetes edwardsiiL87, Oribates edwardsiiM98; incl. Notaspis edwards lapponicus Trägardh 1902S04]

*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.

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

[M98] Michael, A. D. 1898. Oribatidae. In: H. Lohmann (ed.) Das Tierreich. Eine Zusammenstellung und Kennzeichnung der rezenten Tierformen vol. 3. Acarina pp. 1–93. R. Friedländer und Sohn: Berlin.

[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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