Indotritia javensis, from here.

Belongs within: Ptyctima.

Indotritia is a cosmopolitan genus of euphthiracaroid box mites (Subías 2004). Most species possess an ano-adanal cleft on the venter and two lateral carinae on the aspis but the ano-adanal cleft is absent and only a single lateral carina is present on the aspis of the Australasian subgenus Zeaotritia (Balogh & Balogh 1992).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992, as Indotritia + Zeaotritia): Aspis with one or two lateral carinae. Genito-aggenital suture incomplete, genital and aggenital plates anteriorly fused, posteriorly separate; genital setae in paraxial position, in longitudinal row; interlocking triangle absent.

<==Indotritia Jacot 1929S04
    |  i. s.: I. carolinae (Jacot 1930)A80
    |--I. (Indotritia)S04
    |    |--*I. (I.) krakatauensis (Sellnick 1923) (see below for synonymy)S04
    |    |--I. (I.) africana Mahunka 1984S04
    |    |--I. (I.) aspera Niedbała 2000S04
    |    |--I. (I.) bellingeri Niedbała & Schatz 1996S04
    |    |--I. (I.) breviseta (Berlese 1923) [=Tritia berlesei breviseta]S04
    |    |--I. (I.) bryani (Jacot 1929) (n. d.) [=Euphthiracarus (I.) bryani]S04
    |    |--I. (I.) clavata Wallwork 1977S04
    |    |--I. (I.) consimilis Märkel 1964 [=I. krakatauensis consimilis]S04
    |    |--I. (I.) jacoti Niedbała 2001S04
    |    |--I. (I.) javensis (Sellnick 1923) (see below for synonymy)S04
    |    |--I. (I.) missouri Niedbała 2002S04
    |    |--I. (I.) nuda Mahunka 1988 [incl. I. usambarensis Starý 1993]S04
    |    |--I. (I.) paulyi Niedbała 1998S04
    |    |--I. (I.) propinqua Niedbała 1991S04
    |    |--I. (I.) retusa Niedbała & Schatz 1996S04
    |    |--I. (I.) tripartita Niedbała 1998S04
    |    |--I. (I.) undulata Bayoumi & Mahunka 1979S04
    |    `--I. (I.) zangherii Mahunka & Paoletti 1984S04
    |--I. (Afrotritia Mahunka 1988)S04
    |    `--I. (*A.) compacta Mahunka 1988S04
    `--I. (Zeaotritia Mahunka 1988)S04
          |--I. (*Z.) aotearoana Ramsay 1966S04
          |--I. (Z.) brevipilosa Niedbała 2000S04
          `--I. (Z.) brevisetosa Niedbała 2000 (see below for synonymy)S04

Indotritia (Indotritia) javensis (Sellnick 1923) [=Tritia javensis; incl. I. completa Mahunka 1987, Oribotritia mollis Aoki 1959]S04

*Indotritia (Indotritia) krakatauensis (Sellnick 1923) [=Tritia krakatauensis; incl. I. acanthophora Märkel 1964, I. heterotricha Mahunka 1984, I. sellnicki Aoki 1965, I. septentrionalis Mahunka 1967, I. tropica Starý 1993]S04

Indotritia (Zeaotritia) brevisetosa Niedbała 2000 [=I. breviseta Niedbała & Colloff 1997 non Tritia berlesei breviseta Berlese 1923, I. colloffi Balogh & Balogh 2002]S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A80] Aoki, J. 1980. A revision of the oribatid mites of Japan. I. The families Phthiracaridae and Oribotritiidae. Bulletin of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Yokohama National University 6 (2): 1–89.

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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