Odontocepheus (Odontocepheus)

(Left to right) right lateral, dorsal and ventral views of Odontocepheus elongatus, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Carabodoidea.

The type subgenus of the genus Odontocepheus is a group of relatively elongate carabodid oribatid mites found in the Holarctic and Australian regions.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Body elongate, more than twice as long as wide. Prodorsum with wide lamellae; sensillus short with dilated head. Notogaster evenly arched; notogastral setae more or less evenly spaced; anterior margin of notogaster with four pairs of anteriorly directed setae; posteromarginal area with four pairs of setae, relatively short but otherwise similar to remaining notogastral setae. Genital plates with four pairs of setae.

<==Odontocepheus Berlese 1913 (Odontocepheus)S04
    |--*O. (O.) elongatus (Michael 1879)S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |--O. (O.) bandae Subías & Arillo 2001S04
    |--O. (O.) beijingensis Wang 1997S04
    |--O. (O.) curtiseta Ruiz, Subías & Kahwash 1989S04
    |--O. (O.) espatulatus Saloña & Iturrondobeitia 1989S04
    |--O. (O.) hungaricus Mahunka 1991S04
    |--O. (O.) immarginatus Jacot 1934S04
    |--O. (O.) laeviusculus (Canestrini & Fanzago 1877) (n. d.) [=Claviceps laeviusculus]S04
    |--O. (O.) oblongus (Banks 1895) [=Carabodes oblongus]S04
    |--O. (O.) oglasae Baratti & Bernini 1994S04
    |--O. (O.) piramidalis Mahunka 1987S04
    |--O. (O.) rumbleseatus Reeves 1995S04
    |--O. (O.) villosus Mahunka 1987S04
    `--O. (O.) zaballosi Subías & Arillo 2001S04

*Odontocepheus (Odontocepheus) elongatus (Michael 1879)S04 [=Tegeocranus elongatusS04, Carabodes elongatusT31; incl. Hermannia oblonga Karpelles 1893S04]

*Type species of generic name indicated


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.

[T31] Trägårdh, I. 1931. Acarina from the Juan Fernandez Islands. Natural History of Juan Fernandez and Easter Islands 3 (4): 553–628.

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