Anterior dorsal view of Lamellobates reticulatus, copyright B. Eamer.

Belongs within: Ceratozetoidea.

Lamellobates is a pantropical genus of oribatid mites of uncertain affinities.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992 vol. 1): Prodorsum covered by two large lamellae. Notogaster with ten pairs of setae; four pairs of sacculi; pteromorphae immovable. Six pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; two pairs of adanal setae (ad2 and ad3). Legs monodactyle.

<==Lamellobates Hammer 1958 [Lamellobatidae]S04
    |--L. (Lamellobates)S04
    |    |--L. (L.) molecula (Berlese 1916) [=Achipteria molecula]S04
    |    |    |--L. m. molecula (see below for synonymy)S04
    |    |    `--L. m. aegypticus Bayoumi 1979 [=L. hauseri aegypticus]S04
    |    |--L. (L.) botari Balogh & Mahunka 1977S04
    |    |--L. (L.) engelbrechti Mahunka 1989S04
    |    |--L. (L.) gyoergyi Balogh & Mahunka 1977S04
    |    |--L. (L.) intermedius Nübel-Reidelbach & Woas 1992S04
    |    |--L. (L.) nitidus Calugar 1987S04
    |    |--L. (L.) ocularis Jeleva & Vu 1987S04
    |    |--L. (L.) orientalis Csiszár 1961S04
    |    |--L. (L.) quadricornis Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio 1985S04
    |    `--L. (L.) reticulatus Behan-Pelletier 1998S04
    `--L. (Paralamellobates Bhaduri & Raychaudhuri 1968)S04
         |--L. (*P.) bengalensis Bhaduri & Raychaudhuri 1968S04
         |--L. (P.) misella (Berlese 1910)S04 (see below for synonymy)
         `--L. (P.) striatus (Behan-Pelletier 1998) [=Paralamellobates striatus]S04

Lamellobates (Lamellobates) molecula molecula (Berlese 1916) [incl. L. angolensis Balogh 1958, L. hauseri Mahunka 1977, *L. palustris Hammer 1958, L. rotundatus Scull, Jeleva & Cruz 1984]S04

Lamellobates (Paralamellobates) misella (Berlese 1910)S04 [=Oribatella misellaS04; incl. O. ceylanica Oudemans 1915S04, Paralamellobates ceylanicusC-R79, O. schoutedeni Balogh 1959S04, P. schoutedeniBB92]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BB92] Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 2. Plates. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[C-R79] Corpuz-Raros, L. A. 1979. Philippine Oribatei (Acarina). I. Preliminary list of species and descriptions of forty new species. Philippine Agriculturist 62 (1): 1–82.

[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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