Heterobelbidae

Dorsal view (A), cerotegument (B), leg II (C) and ventral view (D) of Heterobelba barbata, from Norton & Behan-Pelletier (2009).

Belongs within: Poronoticae.

The Heterobelbidae are a mostly pantropical (absent from Australia) group of oribatid mites which carry scalps as adults attached to a pair of humeral tubercles.

Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Length 300–400 µm. Gnathosoma normal; chelicerae with dentate chelae, two setae; rutella normally developed. Prodorsum without true lamellae. Scalps present, tightly affixed on pair of humeral tubercles at anterior of notogaster; octotaxic systema absent; dorsophragmata and pleurophragmata absent; paired opisthonotal glands opening directly on notogaster. Genital plates with seven pairs of setae. Tibiae and tarsi without porose areas.

<==Heterobelbidae
    |--Furcodamaeus Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio 1980S04
    |    `--*F. bifurcatus Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio 1980S04
    |--Haplobelba Balogh & Mahunka 1969S04
    |    `--*H. simplex Balogh & Mahunka 1969S04
    `--Heterobelba Berlese 1913S04
         |--*H. galerulata Berlese 1913S04
         |--H. africana Balogh 1958S04
         |--H. barbata Beck 1962S04
         |--H. crassisetosa Beck 1962S04
         |--H. furcata Mahunka 1978S04
         |--H. magna Beck 1962S04
         |--H. oxapampensis Beck 1962S04
         |--H. rostrata Mondal & Kundu 1984S04
         |--H. spinitecta Mahunka 1983S04
         |--H. spinosissima Balogh & Mahunka 1981S04
         |--H. spumosa Mahunka 1983S04
         |--H. stellifera Okayama 1980S04
         |    |--H. s. stelliferaS04
         |    `--H. s. formosana Aoki 1990S04
         `--H. zikani Sellnick 1922S04

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[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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