Metabelba (Metabelba)

Metabelba pulverulenta, copyright R. Penttinen.

Belongs within: Damaeidae.

The type subgenus of the genus Metabelba is a subcosmopolitan group of damaeid oribatid mites, not yet known from the Neotropical region (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with spinae adnatae absent. Setal formula of trochanters I–IV 1-1-4-3; setal formula of genua I–IV 4-4-4-4, seta d formula of genua 1-1-1-0; seta d formula of tibiae I–IV 0-1-1-0.

<==Metabelba Grandjean 1936 (Metabelba)S04
    |--*M. (M.) papillipes (Nicolet 1855)S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |--M. (M.) aphelesa (Woolley & Higgins 1979) [=Dasybelba aphelesa]S04
    |--M. (M.) benoiti Balogh 1958 (n. d.)S04, B62
    |--M. (M.) filippovae Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1965S04
    |--M. (M.) flagelliseta Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1965S04
    |--M. (M.) glabriseta Mahunka 1982 [incl. M. angolensis Balogh 1958 (n. d.)]S04
    |--M. (M.) heteropoda Balogh 1958 (n. d.)S04
    |--M. (M.) horrida Balogh 1958 (n. d.)S04
    |--M. (M.) machadoi Pérez-Íñigo 1986S04
    |--M. (M.) monilipeda Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1965S04
    |--M. (M.) obtusa Hammer 1966S04
    |--M. (M.) orientalis Balogh & Mahunka 1967S04
    |--M. (M.) paraitalica Kulijev 1967S04
    |--M. (M.) parapulverosa Moritz 1966S04
    |--M. (M.) propexa (Kulczynski 1902) [=Oribata propexa]S04
    |--M. (M.) propinqua (Sellnick 1943) [=Damaeus propinquus]S04
    |--M. (M.) pseudoitalica Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1965S04
    |--M. (M.) pulverulenta (Koch 1839)S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |--M. (M.) rara Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1965S04
    |--M. (M.) rohdendorfi Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1965S04
    |--M. (M.) singularis Mihelčič 1964S04
    `--M. (M.) tanganyikensis Balogh 1958 (n. d.)S04

*Metabelba (Metabelba) papillipes (Nicolet 1855)S04 [=Damaeus papillipesS04; incl. M. cremersi Hammen 1952S04, Belba globipes Canestrini & Berlese 1884S04, Damaeus globipesM98, B. michaeli Oudemans 1900S04, B. obscura Mihelčič 1956S04]

Metabelba (Metabelba) pulverulenta (Koch 1839)S04 [=Nothrus pulverulentusS04, Damaeus pulverulentusM98; incl. Metabelba pulverosa Strenzke 1953S04]

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[B62] Balogh, J. 1962. Mission zoologique de l’I.R.S.A.C. en Afrique orientale. (P. Basilewsky et N. Leleup, 1957). LXXV. Acari Oribates. Annales du Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale: Sciences Zoologiques 110: 90–131.

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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