Melanozetes

Melanozetes mollicomus, copyright R. Penttinen.

Belongs within: Ceratozetoidea.

Melanozetes is a genus of oribatid mites found in the Holarctic and Ethiopian regions (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellae present, translamella absent. Notogaster with fourteen pairs of setae; four pairs of areae porosae; pteromorphae immovable. Six pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae. Legs tridactyle.

<==Melanozetes Hull 1916 [incl. Alphypochthonius Schweizer 1956, Sculptozetes Mahunka 1984]S04
    |--*M. mollicomus (Koch 1839)S04 [=Oribates mollicomusS04, Oribata mollicomaS22]
    |--M. aequalis (Schweizer 1956) (n. d.) [=Alphypochthonius aequalis]S04
    |--M. alpinus (Schweizer 1956) (n. d.) [=Alphypochthonius alpinus]S04
    |--M. altaicus Shaldybina 1969S04
    |--M. azoricus Weigmann 1976S04
    |    |--M. a. azoricusS04
    |    |--M. a. floresianus Pérez-Íñigo 1992S04
    |    `--M. a. sanctaemariae Pérez-Íñigo 1992S04
    |--M. crossleyi Behan-Pelletier 2000S04
    |--M. curtipilis (Schweizer 1956) (n. d.) [=Alphypochthonius curtipilis]S04
    |--M. exobothridialis Bayartogtokh 1998S04
    |--M. foderatus Sellnick 1931S93
    |--M. hermannioides (Schweizer 1956) (n. d.) [=Alphypochthonius hermannioides]S04
    |--M. interruptus Willmann 1953S04
    |--M. juradae (Schweizer 1956) (n. d.) [=Alphypochthonius juradae]S04
    |--M. lischanni (Schweizer 1956) (n. d.) [=Alphypochthonius lischanni]S04
    |--M. longesensillus Schweizer 1956S04
    |--M. longisetosus (Mahunka 1984) non Hammer 1952 (not preoc. if in dif. gen.) [=Sculptozetes longisetosus]S04
    |--M. medius (Schweizer 1956) (n. d.) [=Alphypochthonius medius]S04
    |--M. meridianus Sellnick 1928S04
    |--M. mollisimilis Schweizer 1956S04
    |--M. nivalis (Schweizer 1956) (n. d.) [=Alphypochthonius nivalis]S04
    |--M. orientalis Shaldybina 1969S04
    |--M. sellnicki (Hammer 1952) [=Fuscozetes sellnicki]S04
    |--M. stagnatilis (Hull 1914) [=Oribata stagnatilis; incl. O. alpina Halbert 1915]S04
    |--M. tanana Behan-Pelletier 1986S04
    `--M. trupchumi (Schweizer 1956) (n. d.) [=Alphypochthonius trupchumi]S04

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[S22] Schweizer, J. 1922. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der terrestrischen Milbenfauna der Schweiz. Verhandl. Naturf. Ges. Basel 33: 23–112, 4 pls.

[S93] Selden, P. A. 1993. Arthropoda (Aglaspidida, Pycnogonida and Chelicerata). In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 297–320. Chapman & Hall: London.

[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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