Mochlozetidae

Podoribates longipes, copyright Biodiversity Institute of Ontario.

Belongs within: Oripodoidea.

The Mochlozetidae are a pantropical and subtropical group of arboreal oribatid mites.

Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Length: 500–800 µm. Prodorsum fused to notogaster; distinct notch present antiaxially on chelicerae; tutorium present. Notogaster without conspicuous setae, three pairs of short setae in p row and seven pairs of alveoli; four or more pairs of porose areas, their limits often well defined by internally thickened border, porose areas sometimes sexually dimorphic; pteromorphs immovable.

<==Mochlozetidae
    |--Calugarella Balogh & Balogh 1992S04
    |    `--*C. sabahna (Mahunka 1987) [=Unguizetes sabahnus]S04
    |--Mochlobates Norton 1984S04
    |    `--*M. affinis (Banks 1895) [=Oribata affinis]S04
    |--Nesiotizetes Jacot 1934S04
    |    `--*N. adamsoni Jacot 1934S04
    |--Gephyrazetes Hirauchi 1999S04
    |    `--*G. fasciatus Hirauchi 1999S04
    |--Paralobozetes Tseng 1984S04
    |    `--*P. longirostralis Tseng 1984S04
    |--Mahunkazetes Balogh & Balogh 1992S04
    |    |--*M. africanus (Mahunka 1988) [=Mochlozetes africanus]S04
    |    `--M. longicuspis (Balogh & Mahunka 1967) [=Podoribates longicuspis]S04
    |--Dynatozetes Grandjean 1960S04
    |    |--*D. amplus Grandjean 1960S04
    |    |--D. magnus (Banks 1895) [=Oribata magna]S04
    |    `--D. obesus Grandjean 1960S04
    |--Drymobatoides Jacot 1936NB-P09, S04 [incl. Pelokylla Adolph & Haq 1982S04, Seychellozetes Mahunka 1984S04]
    |    |--*D. mauritius Jacot 1936S04
    |    |--D. benoiti (Mahunka 1984) [=Seychellozetes benoiti]S04
    |    `--D. malabaricus (Adolph & Haq 1982) [=Pelokylla malabarica]S04
    |--Rykella Balogh 1962NB-P09, S04
    |    |--*R. insignis Balogh 1962S04
    |    |--R. asiatica Yamamoto & Aoki 2000S04
    |    `--R. elamellata (Berlese 1916) [=Podoribates elamellata]S04
    |--Uracrobates Balogh & Mahunka 1967 [incl. Urobates Hammer 1973]S04
    |    |--*U. magniporosus Balogh & Mahunka 1967S04
    |    |--U. africanus Mahunka 1988S04
    |    |--U. indicus Ramani & Haq 1990S04
    |    `--U. pygiseta (Hammer 1973)S04 [=*Urobates pygisetaH73]
    |--Mochlozetes Grandjean 1930S04
    |    |--*M. penetrabilis Grandjean 1930S04
    |    |--M. asculpturatus Mahunka 1985S04
    |    |--M. atypicus Mahunka 1982S04
    |    |--M. chambrieri Mahunka 1991S04
    |    |--M. flatus Grandjean 1930S04
    |    |--M. maximus (Ewing 1908) [=Oribata maxima]S04
    |    |--M. officiosus Grandjean 1930S04
    |    `--M. saltaensis Alzuet 1989S04
    |--Mochloribatula Mahunka 1978S04
    |    |--*M. multiporosa Mahunka 1978S04
    |    |--M. bahamensis Norton 1983S04
    |    |--M. calycifera Mahunka 1985S04
    |    |--M. depilis (Ewing 1909) [=Notaspis depilis]S04
    |    |--M. floridana (Banks 1904) [=Eremaeus floridanus]S04
    |    |--M. grandjeani Mahunka 1978S04
    |    |--M. metzi Norton 1983S04
    |    |--M. smithi (Woolley 1971) [=Hydrozetes smithi]NS93
    |    `--M. texana (Ewing 1909) [=Notaspis texana]S04
    |--Unguizetes Sellnick 1925 [incl. Terrazetes Jacot 1929]S04
    |    |--*U. sphaerula (Berlese 1905)S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--U. clavatus Aoki 1967S04
    |    |--U. curypterus Wen & Zhao 1994S04
    |    |--U. incertus (Balogh & Mahunka 1969) [=Uracrobates incertus]S04
    |    |--U. inermis Mahunka 1991S04
    |    |--U. longiporosus (Balogh & Mahunka 1966) [=Terrazetes longiporosus]S04
    |    |--U. mauritius (Jacot 1936)S04 [=*Terrazetes mauritiusBB92]
    |    |--U. reticulatus Wallwork 1965S04
    |    |--U. setiger (Balogh & Mahunka 1978) [=Uracrobates setiger; incl. Podoribates brasiliensis Mahunka 1983]S04
    |    |--U. similis Mahunka 1998S04
    |    `--U. yemenitica Mahunka 2000S04
    `--Podoribates Berlese 1908 [incl. Cardioribates Jacot 1934, Falsolobozetes Tseng 1984, Sphaerobates Sellnick 1928]S04
         |--*P. longipes (Berlese 1887)S04 (see below for synonymy)
         |--P. artilamellatus (Ewing 1909) [=Oribata artilamellata]S04
         |--P. cuscensis (Hammer 1961) [=Sphaerobates cuscensis]S04
         |--P. cuspidatus Sakakibara & Aoki 1966S04
         |--P. foveolatus (Hammer 1958) [=Sphaerobates foveolatus]S04
         |--P. glaber (Berlese 1916) [=Sphaerozetes (Trichoribates) glaber]S04
         |--P. javensis (Willmann 1932) [=Sphaerobates javensis]S04
         |    |--P. j. javensisS04
         |    `--P. j. africanus Jacot 1940S04
         |--P. laneus (Tseng 1984) [=Falsolobozetes laneus]S04
         |--P. minusculus (Banks 1906) [=Galumna minuscula]S04
         |--P. oriformis (Pearce 1910)S04 [=Oribata oriformisS04, *Cardioribates oriformisSN98]
         |--P. platensis Berlese 1916 [=P. longipes platensis]S04
         |--P. pratensis (Banks 1895) [=Oribata pratensis]S04
         |--P. rectus Berlese 1916S04
         `--P. turgidus (Banks 1906) [=Galumna turgida]S04

*Podoribates longipes (Berlese 1887)S04 [=Oribata longipesS04; incl. Sphaerozetes gratus Sellnick 1921S04, Podoribates gratusB-PW00, *Sphaerobates gratusB61]

*Unguizetes sphaerula (Berlese 1905)S04 [=Oribata sphaerulaS04, Euzetes sphaerulaG30; incl. U. triplicatulus Grandjean 1960S04]

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[B61] Balogh, J. 1961. Identification keys of world oribatid (Acari) families and genera. Acta Zoologica Hungarica 1: 243–344.

[BB92] Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[B-PW00] Behan-Pelletier, V., & D. E. Walter. 2000. Biodiversity of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) in tree canopies and litter. In: D. C. Coleman, & P. F. Hendrix (eds) Invertebrates as Webmasters in Ecosystems pp. 187–202. CABI Publishing: Wallingford (UK).

[G30] Grandjean, F. 1930. Oribates nouveaux de la région Caraïbe. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 55: 262–284.

[H73] Hammer, M. 1973. Oribatids from Tongatapu and Eua, the Tonga Islands, and from Upolu, Western Samoa. Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab Biologiske Skrifter 20 (3): 1–70, 29 pls.

[NB-P09] Norton, R. A., & V. M. Behan-Pelletier. 2009. Suborder Oribatida. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 430–564. Texas Tech University Press.

[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.

[SN98] Swift, S. F., & R. A. Norton. 1998. Preliminary report on oribatid mite (Acari: Oribatida) diversity in the Hawaiian Islands. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 57: 1–44.

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