Parabelbella (Tectodamaeus)

Dorsal view of Parabelbella striata, from Xie & Yang (2009).

Belongs within: Damaeidae.

The subgenus Tectodamaeus of the genus Parabelbella is a group of damaeid oribatid mites found in eastern and northern Asia (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with setae adnatae absent. Setal formula of trochanters I–IV 1-1-2-2; setal formula of genua I–IV 4-4-4-2, seta d formula of genua I–IV 1-1-1-0; seta d formula of tibiae I–IV 1-1-1-1.

<==Parabelbella (Tectodamaeus Aoki 1984)S04
    |--P. (*T.) armatus (Aoki 1984) [=*Tectodamaeus armata]S04
    |--P. (T.) breviseta (Wang 1994) [=Damaeus breviseta]S04
    |--P. (T.) cuii (Wang & Lu 1995) [=Damaeus (T.) cuii]S04
    |--P. (T.) exserta (Wang 1994) [=Damaeus exsertus]S04
    |--P. (T.) exspinosa (Wang & Norton 1989) [=Damaeus exspinosus]S04
    |--P. (T.) furcata (Wang & Lu 1995) [=Damaeus (T.) furcatus]S04
    |--P. (T.) spiniger (Wang 1994) [=Damaeus spiniger]S04
    |--P. (T.) striata (Enami & Aoki 1988) [=Tectodamaeus striatus]S04
    |--P. (T.) wulongensis (Wang & Cui 1992) [=Damaeus wulongensis]S04
    `--P. (T.) yaoi (Wang 1994) [=Damaeus yaoi]S04

*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.

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