Mesotritia

Mesotritia nuda, copyright R. Penttinen.

Belongs within: Ptyctima.

Mesotritia is a semi-cosmopolitan (unknown from Australasia) genus of euphthiracaroid box mites (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Aspis with one or two lateral carinae. Posterior median apodeme present. Genu IV without solenidion; seta d on tibia IV short, coupled with solenidion. Genital-aggenital suture complete, genital and aggenital plates well separated; genital setae in paraxial position, in longitudinal row; interlocking triangle absent.

<==Mesotritia Forsslund 1963S04
    |--M. (Mesotritia) [incl. Entomotritia Märkel 1964]S04
    |    |--M. (M.) flagelliformis (Ewing 1909) [=Phthiracarus flagelliformis; incl. *M. testacea Forsslund 1963]S04
    |    |--M. (M.) australis Mahunka 1984S04
    |    |--M. (M.) brasiliensis (Sellnick 1923) [=Tritia brasiliensis]S04
    |    |--M. (M.) breviseta Niedbała & Schatz 1996S04
    |    |--M. (M.) clara Starý 1992S04
    |    |--M. (M.) dissimilis Hammer 1977 [=M. (Entomotritia) dissimilis]S04
    |    |--M. (M.) elegantula Starý 1992S04
    |    |--M. (M.) exobothridialis Bayartogtokh & Aoki 1998S04
    |    |--M. (M.) faeroensis (Sellnick 1923) [=Tritia faeroensis]S04
    |    |--M. (M.) glabra Niedbała 2002S04
    |    |--M. (M.) glabrata (Say 1821)S04 [=Oribata glabrataS04, Phthiracarus glabratusM98]
    |    |--M. (M.) grandjeani (Feider & Suciu 1957) [=Oribotritia grandjeani]S04
    |    |--M. (M.) indica Sanyal 1988S04
    |    |--M. (M.) jacoti Niedbała 2001S04
    |    |--M. (M.) maerkeli Sheals 1965 [incl. M. flagellata Bayoumi & Mahunka 1979, M. spinosa Aoki 1980]S04
    |    |--M. (M.) minima Niedbała 2002S04
    |    |--M. (M.) nitida Hammer 1977 [=M. (Entomotritia) nitida]S04
    |    |--M. (M.) nova Starý 1992S04
    |    |--M. (M.) nuda (Berlese 1887)S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--M. (M.) okuyamai Aoki 1980S04
    |    |--M. (M.) ruwenzorii Niedbała 1998S04
    |    |--M. (M.) similis Niedbała 2000S04
    |    `--M. (M.) virginiensis (Jacot 1930) [=Oribotritia virginiensis]S04
    `--M. (Perutritia Märkel 1964)S04
         |--M. (*P.) amazonensis (Maerkel 1964) [=*Perutritia amazonensis]S04
         |--M. (P.) asensillata (Ojeda 1992) [=Perutritia asensillata]S04
         `--M. (P.) curviseta (Hammer 1961) [=Oribotritia curviseta]S04

Mesotritia (Mesotritia) nuda (Berlese 1887)S04 [=Tritia nudaS04, Phthiracarus nudusM98; incl. Oribotritia brachythrix Walker 1965S04, Mesotritia brachythrixA80, M. elastica Sergienko 1988S04, M. (*Entomotritia) piffli Märkel 1964B65, S04]

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[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.

[B65] Balogh, J. 1965. A synopsis of the world oribatid (Acari) genera. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 11 (1–2): 5–99.

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

[M98] Michael, A. D. 1898. Oribatidae. In: H. Lohmann (ed.) Das Tierreich. Eine Zusammenstellung und Kennzeichnung der rezenten Tierformen vol. 3. Acarina pp. 1–93. R. Friedländer und Sohn: Berlin.

[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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