Passalozetes

Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Passalozetes demeteri, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Licneremaeoidea.

Passalozetes is a genus of oribatid mites found in Eurasia, Africa and the Americas, usually with a well-defined circular lenticulus on the notogaster.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum without lamellae or translamella; sensillus slightly dilated. Anterior part of notogaster usually with circular lenticulus; ten pairs of notogastral setae; three pairs of small areae porosae; pteromorphae absent. Four pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; two pairs of adanal setae. Legs tridactyle or monodactyle.

<==Passalozetes Grandjean 1932S04
    |--P. (Passalozetes)S04
    |    |--*P. (P.) africanus Grandjean 1932S04
    |    |--P. (P.) agricola Mínguez & Subías 1983S04
    |    |--P. (P.) californicus Wallwork 1972S04
    |    |    |--P. c. californicusS04
    |    |    `--P. c. orientalis Wallwork, Weems & Kamill 1984S04
    |    |--P. (P.) douglasensis Engelbrecht 1974S04
    |    |--P. (P.) hauseri Mahunka 1977S04
    |    |--P. (P.) hispanicus Mihelčič 1955S04
    |    |--P. (P.) imperfectus Pérez-Íñigo 1991S04
    |    |--P. (P.) inlenticulatus Mihelčič 1959S04
    |    |--P. (P.) karppineni Mikhaltzova 1982S04
    |    |--P. (P.) lienhardi Mahunka 1997S04
    |    |--P. (P.) macedonicus Tarman 1962S04
    |    |--P. (P.) neomexicanus Wallwork, Weems & Kamill 1984S04
    |    |    |--P. n. neomexicanusS04
    |    |    `--P. n. neonominatus Subías 2004 (see below for synonymy)S04
    |    |--P. (P.) nesebarensis Vanek 1966S04
    |    |--P. (P.) niger Mahunka 1987S04
    |    |--P. (P.) onubensis Subías, Ruiz & Kahwash 1990S04
    |    |--P. (P.) paucesculptus Bernini 1973S04
    |    |--P. (P.) prominens Balogh & Mahunka 1968S04
    |    |--P. (P.) ruderalis Mínguez & Subías 1983S04
    |    |--P. (P.) scholzi Pérez-Íñigo & Peña 1996S04
    |    `--P. (P.) stellifer Pérez-Íñigo & Peña 1997S04
    `--P. (Passalomonia Mahunka 1987)S04
         `--P. (*P.) demeteri Mahunka 1987S04

Passalozetes neomexicanus neonominatus Subías 2004 [=P. neomexicanus granulatus Wallwork, Weems & Kamill 1984 non P. granulatus Mihelčič 1955]S04

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

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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