Dorsal view of Pilizetes sellnicki, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Galumnoidea.

Pilizetes is a pantropical genus of galumnid oribatid mites (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992, as Pilizetes + Neopilizetes): Prodorsum without true lamellae, sclerotised lamellar line present; lamellar setae originating mediad to lamellar line. Surface of notogaster either foveolate and longitudinally lineate; notogastral setae usually long and rigid.

<==Pilizetes Sellnick 1937S04
    |--P. (Pilizetes)S04
    |    |--*P. (P.) africanus Sellnick 1937S04
    |    |--P. (P.) australis Balogh & Mahunka 1966S04
    |    |--P. (P.) basilewskyi Balogh 1958S04
    |    |--P. (P.) brevisetus Mahunka 1984S04
    |    |--P. (P.) csoengeyi Mahunka 1983S04
    |    |--P. (P.) curtipilus Balogh 1960S04
    |    |--P. (P.) denticulatus Mahunka 1986S04
    |    |--P. (P.) dudichi Balogh 1966S04
    |    |--P. (P.) saskai Mahunka 1969S04
    |    |--P. (P.) sellnicki Balogh 1958S04
    |    |--P. (P.) subglaber Balogh 1962S04
    |    |--P. (P.) subsimilis Mahunka 1984S04
    |    `--P. (P.) tuberculatus Mahunka 1984S04
    |--P. (Neopilizetes Balogh & Balogh 1990) [incl. Kratzensteinia Oudemans 1919 (n. d.)]S04
    |    |--P. (*N.) neotropicus Balogh & Mahunka 1978S04
    |    `--P. (N.) rugifrons (Stoll 1891) (n. d.)S04 [=Oribata rugifronsS04, *Kratzensteinia rugifronsBB92]
    `--P. (Sarawakiella Mahunka 1966)S04
         `--P. (*S.) longipilosa (Mahunka 1966) [=*Sarawakiella longipilosa]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.

[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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