Punctoribates

Punctoribates punctum, copyright R. Penttinen.

Belongs within: Ceratozetoidea.

Punctoribates is a primarily Holarctic genus of oribatid mites, with the species P. punctum also being known from New Zealand (Subías 2004). Species of this genus are found in damp habitats such as among litter, moss or sphagnum bogs.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellae almost parallel, with short translamella and long cuspis, lamellar arrangement almost H-shaped; interlamellar region with sclerotised bridge bearing interlamellar setae; anterior tectum of notogaster overhanging bothridium and origin of interlamellar setae. Notogaster with ten pairs of setal alveoli only; four pairs of areae porosae; pteromorphae movable. Six pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae. Legs tridactyle.

<==Punctoribates Berlese 1908S04
    |--*P. punctum (Koch 1839)S04 [=Oribata punctumS04, Oribates punctumCH98]
    |--P. angulatus Bayartogtokh, Grobler & Cobanoglu 2000S04
    |--P. armipes (Banks 1906) [=Galumna armipes]S04
    |--P. brevicuspidatus Bayartogtokh & Aoki 1998S04
    |--P. eoeryi Mahunka 1972S04
    |--P. ghilarvi Shaldybina 1969S04
    |--P. grishinae Shaldybina 1977S04
    |--P. latilobatus Kunst 1958S04
    |--P. liber Paulitchenko 1991S04
    |--P. meridianus Shaldybina 1973S04
    |--P. minimus Shaldybina 1969S04
    |--P. moldavicus Vasiliu & Calugar 1976S04
    |--P. mundus Shaldybina 1973S04
    |--P. palustris (Banks 1895) [=Oribata palustris]S04
    |--P. pannonicus Mahunka 1987S04
    |--P. pragensis Winkler 1957S04
    |--P. quadrivertex (Halbert 1920)AN96
    |--P. selgae (Pérez-Íñigo 1976) [=Minunthozetes selgae]S04
    |--P. sellnicki Willmann 1991S04
    |    |--P. s. sellnickiS04
    |    `--P. s. crassirostris Strenzke 1952S04
    |--P. sibiricus Grishina 1987S04
    `--P. sphaericus Shaldybina 1987S04

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[AN96] Alberti, G., R. A. Norton, J. Adis, N. A. Fernandez, E. Franklin, M. Kratzmann, A. I. Moreno, E. F. Ribeiro, G. Weigmann & S. Woas. 1996. Porose areas and related organs in oribatid mites (Oribatida). In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 277–283. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

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.

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