Metabelbella (Metabelbella)

Metabelbella phalangioides, from Arillo & Subías (2006).

Belongs within: Damaeidae.

The type subgenus of the genus Metabelbella is a group of damaeid oribatid mites found in southern and eastern Europe (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 I–IV 1-1-1-0; tibiae I–IV with seta d absent.

<==Metabelbella Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1957 (Metabelbella)S04
    |--*M. (M.) zachvatkini Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1957S04
    |--M. (M.) clavigera (Willmann 1954) [=Belba clavigera]S04
    |--M. (M.) gratiosa (Willmann 1941) [=Belba gratiosa]S04
    |--M. (M.) interlamellaris Pérez-Íñigo 1987S04
    |--M. (M.) janae Pérez-Íñigo 1991S04
    |--M. (M.) kosarovi Jeleva 1970S04
    |--M. (M.) macerochaeta Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1965S04
    |--M. (M.) phalangioides (Michael 1880) [=Damaeus phalangioides]S04
    |--M. (M.) soror Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1965S04
    `--M. (M.) tichonravovi Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1965S04

*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.

[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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