Neoribates quadrisetosus, copyright Biodiversity Institute of Ontario.

Belongs within: Oripodoidea.

The Parakalummidae are a group of oribatid mites with large auriculate pteromorphs like those found in Galumnidae, from with they differ in the presence of narrow lamellae on the prodorsum. The octotaxic system is expressed as areae porosae in species of the genus Sandenia and sacculi in Neoribates (Balogh & Balogh 1992).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with narrow true lamellae. Pteromorphae large, auriculate, movable, without setae.

<==Parakalummidae [Parakalummatidae]
|–Sandenia Oudemans 1917 S04
|    |–*S. (Sandenia) georgiae (Oudemans 1914) [=Galumna georgiae] S04
|    `–S. (Porokalumma Wallwork 1966) [incl. Neokalumma Tseng 1984] S04
|         |–S. (*P.) rotunda Wallwork 1963 S04
|         `–S. (P.) laiae (Tseng 1984) S04 [=*Neokalumna laiae BB92]
|–Perezinigokalumma Subías 2004 S04
|    |–*P. afrum (Pérez-Íñigo 1969) [=Protokalumma afrum] S04
|    |–P. foveolata (Balogh & Mahunka 1969) [=Parakalumma foveolata] S04
|    |–P. munizi (Balogh & Mahunka 1974) [=Parakalumma munizi] S04
|    `–P. piton (Mahunka 1998) [=Parakalumma piton] S04
`–Neoribates Berlese 1914 S04
|  i. s.: N. parvus T72
|–N. (Neoribates) S04
|    |–*N. (N.) roubali (Berlese 1910) S04 [=Oribata roubali S04, Oribates roubali CH98]
|    |–N. (N.) aurantiacus (Oudemans 1914) [=Galumna aurantiaca] S04
|    |–N. (N.) barbatus Hammer 1968 S04
|    |–N. (N.) erectus (Balogh & Mahunka 1969) [=Protokalumma erecta] S04
|    |–N. (N.) formaminiferus Sellnick 1923 S04
|    |–N. (N.) fulvus Sellnick 1923 [=N. foraminiferus fulvus] S04
|    |–N. (N.) gracilis Travé 1972 S04
|    |–N. (N.) macrosacculatus Aoki 1966 S04
|    |–N. (N.) neglectus Willmann 1953 S04
|    |–N. (N.) oceanicus (Oudemans 1915) [=Galumna oceanica] S04
|    |–N. (N.) pallidus Aoki 1988 S04
|    |–N. (N.) parvisetigera (Aoki 1965) [=Protokalumma parvisetigera] S04
|    |–N. (N.) quadrisetosus (Ewing 1917) [=Oribata quadrisetosa] S04
|    |–N. (N.) rimosus Suzuki 1978 S04
|    |–N. (N.) rotundus Aoki 1982 S04
|    |–N. (N.) setiger Balogh & Mahunka 1978 S04
|    `–N. (N.) tuberculatus Willmann 1956 S04
|–N. (Parakalumma Jacot 1929) S04
|    |–N. (*P.) lydia Jacot 1923 S04
|    |–N. (P.) headlandi (Starý 1997) [=Parakalumma headlandi] S04
|    `–N. (P.) robustus (Banks 1895) [=Oribata robusta; incl. O. centropterus Berlese 1908] S04
|         |–N. r. robustus S04
|         `–N. r. floridanus (Jacot 1935) [=Parakalumma floridana] S04
`–N. (Protokalumma Jacot 1929) S04
|–N. (*P.) depressa (Banks 1895) [=Oribata depressa] S04
|–N. (P.) corticis (Ewing 1913) [=Oribata corticis] S04
|–N. (P.) flagellum (Balogh 1970) [=Protokalumma flagellum] S04
|–N. (P.) insignificans (Mahunka 1995) [=Parakalumma insignificans] S04
|–N. (P.) jacoti (Balogh & Mahunka 1967) [=Protokalumma jacoti] S04
|–N. (P.) neonominatus Subías 2004 (see below for synonymy) S04
|–N. (P.) pterotus (Banks 1910) (see below for synonymy) S04
|–N. (P.) punctulatus (Balogh 1970) [=Protokalumma punctulata] S04
|–N. (P.) salicis (Ewing 1913) [=Oribata salicis] S04
`–N. (P.) szabadosi (Balogh 1970) [=Protokalumma szabadosi] S04

Neoribates (Protokalumma) neonominatus Subías 2004 [=Protokalumma jacoti Norton & Kethley 1989 non Balogh & Mahunka 1967] S04

Neoribates (Protokalumma) pterotus (Banks 1910) [=Galumna pterota; incl. Oribata (Neoribates) fissuratus Berlese 1914] S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

[CH98] Colloff, M. J., & R. B. Halliday. 1998. Oribatid Mites: A catalogue of Australian genera and species. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[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.

[T72] Travé, J. 1972. Neoribates gracilis n. sp. (Parakalumnidae, oribate). Acarologia 13 (2): 410–427.

Last updated: 19 December 2018.

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