Scutovertex

Scutovertex sculptus, copyright J. Schulz.

Belongs within: Licneremaeoidea.

Scutovertex is a cosmopolitan genus of oribatid mites (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellae narrow, translamella well developed. Notogaster oval, usually with quadrangular lenticulus; nine pairs of notogastral setae; two pairs of areae porosae; pteromorphae absent. Six pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae. Legs tridactyle.

<==Scutovertex Michael 1879 [incl. Neoscutovertex Mihelčič 1957]S04
    |--S. pileatusSK10
    `--+--S. pannonicus Schuster 1958SK10, S04
       `--+--*S. sculptus Michael 1879S04, SK10, S04 (see below for synonymy)
          `--S. minutus (Koch 1836)SK10, S04 (see below for synonymy)
Scutovertex incertae sedis:
  S. alpinus Willmann 1953S04
  S. bulgaricus Kunst 1961S04
  S. clypeatus (Nicolet 1855) (n. d.)S04 [=Tegeocranus clypeatusS04, Carabodes clypeatusM98]
  S. evansi Mahunka 1984S04
  S. fossatus Wallwork 1967S04
  S. glaber Mihelčič 1957S04 [=S. (*Neoscutovertex) glaberS04, BB92]
  S. glandulosus Balogh & Mahunka 1965S04
  S. inlenticulatus Sitnikova 1975S04
  S. jindianensis Wen 1985S04
  S. laminipes Hammer 1961S04
  S. marginatus Mahunka 1983S04
  S. neonominatus Subías 2004 [=S. perforatus Sitnikova 1975 non Berlese 1910]S04
  S. niger Moskacheva 1964S04
  S. ornatus Bulanova-Zachvatkina 1964S04
  S. perforatulus Mihelčič 1958S04
  S. pilosetosus Polderman 1977S04
  S. punctatus Sitnikova 1975S04
  S. serratus Sitnikova 1975S04
  S. spinipes Berlese 1916 (n. d.)S04
  S. subspinipes Balogh 1959S04

*Scutovertex sculptus Michael 1879S04, SK10, S04 [incl. S. (Neoscutovertex) granulatus Mihelčič 1957S04, Eremaeus ovalis Koch 1841 (n. d.)S04, S. ovalisBA85, S. (Neoscutovertex) rugosus Mihelčič 1957S04, S. steineri Mihelčič 1956S04]

Scutovertex minutus (Koch 1836)SK10, S04 [=Cepheus minutusS04, Cymbaeremaeus minutusM98; incl. Eremaeus ovalis siculus Berlese 1887S04, Scutovertex siculusBA85]

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

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

[BA85] Bernini, F., & R. Arcidiacono. 1985. Notulae oribatologicae XXXVI. A catalogue of the Sicilian oribatids (Acarida, Oribatida). Animalia 12 (1–3): 165–205.

[M98] Michael, A. D. 1898. Oribatidae. In: H. Lohmann (ed.) Das Tierreich. Eine Zusammenstellung und Kennzeichnung der rezenten Tierformen vol. 3. Acarina pp. 1–93. R. Friedländer und Sohn: Berlin.

[SK10] Schäffer, S., S. Koblmüller, T. Pfingstl, C. Sturmbauer & G. Krisper. 2010. Ancestral state reconstruction reveals multiple independent evolution of diagnostic morphological characters in the “Higher Oribatida” (Acari), conflicting with current classification. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 246.

[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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