Microzetes (Microzetes)

Dorsal view of Microzetes pyrenaicus, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Microzetidae.

The type subgenus of the genus Microzetes is a group of microzetid oribatid mites found primarily in southern Europe (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Chelicerae with small corniculi. Lamellar setae straight, bacilliform, short; interlamellar area triangular; interlamellar setae short, hardly discernible, originating on lamellae proper; sensillus directed backward, filiform, ciliate. Pteromorphae immovable, long. Apodemata IV thickened.

<==Microzetes Berlese 1913 (Microzetes) [incl. Nellacaroides Mahunka 1998, Nellacarus Grandjean 1936]S04
    |--*M. (M.) mirandus (Berlese 1908) [=Sphaerozetes (Tectoribates) mirandus]S04
    |--M. (M.) adansoni (Lions 1966) [=Nellacarus adansoni]S04
    |--M. (M.) asiaticus (Krivolutsky 1975) [=Nellacarus asiaticus]S04
    |--M. (M.) baloghi (Jeleva 1962) [=Nellacarus baloghi]S04
    |--M. (M.) castrii (Mahunka 1966) [=Nellacarus castrii]S04
    |--M. (M.) caucasicus (Krivolutsky 1967) [=Nellacarus caucasicus]S04
    |--M. (M.) costulatus (Travé 1956) [=Nellacarus costulatus]S04
    |--M. (M.) hellenicus (Mahunka 1977) [=Nellacarus hellenicus]S04
    |--M. (M.) lunaris (Aoki 1984) [=Nellacarus lunaris]S04
    |--M. (M.) petrocoriensis (Grandjean 1936)S04 [=*Nellacarus petrocoriensisB65]
    |--M. (M.) phitosi (Mahunka 1979) [=Nellacarus phitosi]S04
    |--M. (M.) pyrenaicus (Travé 1956) [=Nellacarus pyrenaicus]S04
    |--M. (M.) raczi Mahunka 1991S04
    |--M. (M.) septentrionalis (Kunst 1963) [=Nellacarus septentrionalis; incl. N. latens Moritz 1964]S04
    |--M. (M.) sestai Mahunka 1982S04
    |--M. (M.) simplisetus (Mahunka 1998) [=Nellacaroides simplisetus]S04
    `--M. (M.) viedmai Subías, Ruiz & Kahwash 1990S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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.

[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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