Hemileius (Hemileius)

Hemileius initialis, from Salazar Martínez et al. (2010).

Belongs within: Hemileiidae.

The type subgenus of the genus Hemileius is a group of oribatid mites found in Eurasia, Australia and the Americas (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellae present, translamella absent; sensillus with fusiform end. Dorsosejugal suture arched. Notogaster smooth, oval, with ten pairs of distinct setae; four pairs of sacculi; pteromorphae absent. Four pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae. Legs tridactyle.

<==Hemileius Berlese 1916 (Hemileius) S04
    |–*H. (H.) initialis (Berlese 1908) (see below for synonymy) S04
    |–H. (H.) biclavulus Lee 1989 S04
    |–H. (H.) brevilamellatus (Willmann 1931) [=Liebstadia brevilamellata] S04
    |–H. (H.) clavatus Aoki 1992 S04
    |–H. (H.) copectus Lee 1989 S04
    |–H. (H.) elongatus Pérez-Íñigo 1978 S04
    |–H. (H.) gressitti Balogh & Balogh 1983 S04
    |–H. (H.) haydeni (Higgins & Woolley 1975) [=Multoribates haydeni] S04
    |–H. (H.) hierrensis Pérez-Íñigo 1984 S04
    |–H. (H.) humeralis Pérez-Íñigo 1991 S04
    |–H. (H.) laticlava Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio 1991 S04
    |–H. (H.) major (Mahunka 1985) (see below for synonymy) S04
    |–H. (H.) microclava (Hammer 1961) [=Scheloribates microclava] S04
    |–H. (H.) muscicola (Hammer 1961) [=Scheloribates muscicola] S04
    |–H. (H.) nicki Denmark & Woodring 1965 S04
    |–H. (H.) proximus (Berlese 1916) [=Oribatula (H.) proxima] S04
    |–H. (H.) quadripilis (Fitch 1956) (see below for synonymy) S04
    |–H. (H.) rectus Lee 1989 S04
    |–H. (H.) robustus Pérez-Íñigo 1969 S04
    |–H. (H.) suramericanus (Hammer 1958) [=Oribatula suramericana] S04
    |–H. (H.) tenuis Aoki 1982 S04
    |–H. (H.) thujae Choy & Cho 1995 S04
    |–H. (H.) translamellatus Karppinen 1958 S04
    `–H. (H.) trichosus (Hammer 1958) [=Scheloribates trichosus] S04

*Hemileius (Hemileius) initialis (Berlese 1908) [=Protoribates (Scheloribates) initialis; incl. Scheloribates confundatus Sellnick 1928] S04

Hemileius (Hemileius) major (Mahunka 1985) [=Scheloribates major non Protoribates (Scheloribates) praestantissimus major Berlese 1916 (not preoc. if in dif. gen.)] S04

Hemileius (Hemileius) quadripilis (Fitch 1956) [=Oribata quadripilis; incl. Oribatula (Hemileius) comatus Berlese 1920, Notaspis pallida Ewing 1909] S04

*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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