Gibbicepheus (Gibbicepheus)

Gibbicepheus frondosus, from here.

Belongs within: Carabodoidea.

The type subgenus of the genus Gibbicepheus is a primarily pantropical group of carabodid oribatid mites with four rows of large tubercles on the notogaster.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with wide lamellae. Notogaster with large tubercles aligned in four longitudinal rows; humeral setae absent; medial setae widely distributed, about equidistant; posteromarginal region with four pairs of setae. Genital plates with four pairs of setae.

<==Gibbicepheus Aoki 1958 (Gibbicepheus)S04
    |--*G. (G.) elevatus Balogh 1958S04
    |--G. (G.) austroamericanus Mahunka 1984S04
    |--G. (G.) baccanensis Jeleva & Hu 1987S04
    |--G. (G.) chinensis Wen 1992S04
    |--G. (G.) ensifer Balogh 1958 (n. d.)S04
    |--G. (G.) fenestralis Hammer 1979S04
    |--G. (G.) frondosus (Aoki 1959) [=Diplobodes frondosus]S04
    |--G. (G.) latohumeralis Hammer 1982S04
    |--G. (G.) micheli Mahunka 1978S04
    |--G. (G.) novus Hammer 1973S04
    |--G. (G.) rugosus Mahunka 1978S04
    |--G. (G.) sisri Sanyal 1990S04
    |--G. (G.) tuberculatus Balogh 1970S04
    |--G. (G.) ventrostriatus Hammer 1979S04
    `--G. (G.) waterhousei Balogh & Mahunka 1978S04

*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.

[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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