Crotonia pulchra, copyright Dept of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University.

Belongs within: Desmonomata.

Crotonia is a mostly Southern Hemisphere genus of relatively large mites found arboreally and among leaf litter.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Bothridial sensillus present. Notogastral margins converging posteriad, posterior extremity nearly pointed with ciliate apophyses. Epimeral setal formula 3-1-3-3. Genital and anal plates of macropyline type, large, occupying entire ventral side posterior to epimeres; seven or eight pairs of genital setae; two pairs of aggenital setae; three pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae. Legs tridactyl.

<==Crotonia Thorell 1876 [=Westwoodia Cambridge 1875 non Brullé 1846; incl. Acronothrus Berlese 1916] S04
    |--*C. obtecta (Pickard-Cambridge 1875) [=*Westwoodia obtecta] CH98
    |--C. allaudi (Berlese 1916) [=Nothrus (Acronothrus) allaudi] S04
    |--C. americana (Berlese 1901) [=Neoliodes americanus] S04
    |--C. ardala Luxton 1987 S04
    |--C. borbora Luxton 1987 S04
    |--C. brassicae Wallwork 1977 S04
    |--C. brevicornuta (Wallwork 1966) [=Acronothrus brevicornutus] S04
    |--C. camelus (Berlese 1910) [=Nothrus camelus] S04
    |--C. capistrata Luxton 1987 S04
    |--C. caudalis (Hammer 1966) [=Acronothrus caudalis] S04
    |--C. cervicorna Luxton 1982 S04
    |--C. chiloensis Wallwork 1977 S04
    |--C. cophinaria (Michael 1908) S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |--C. cupulata Luxton 1982 S04
    |--C. dicella Colloff 1990 S04
    |--C. ecphyla Colloff 1990 S04
    |--C. flagellata (Balogh & Csiszár 1966) [=Acronothrus flagellatus] S04
    |--C. jethurmerae Lee 1985 S04
    |--C. lanceolata Wallwork 1977 S04
    |--C. longibulbula Luxton 1982 S04
    |--C. lyrata Colloff 1990 S04
    |--C. marlenae Olszanowski 1977 S04
    |--C. nukuhivae (Jacot 1934) (see below for synonymy) S04
    |--C. ovata Olszanowski 2000 S04
    |--C. pauropelor Colloff 1990 S04
    |--C. perforata Wallwork 1977 S04
    |--C. pulchra (Beck 1962) [=Acronothrus pulcher] S04
    |--C. ramus (Womersley 1956) [=Acronothrus ramus] CH98
    |--C. reticulata Luxton 1982 S04
    |--C. rothschildi (Berlese 1916) [=Nothrus (Acronothrus) rothschildi] S04
    |--C. tryjanowskii Olszanowski 2000 S04
    |--C. tuberculata Luxton 1982 S04
    `--C. unguifera (Michael 1908) [=Nothrus unguifer] S04

Crotonia cophinaria (Michael 1908) S04 [=Nothrus (*Acronothrus) cophinarius CH98; incl. Acronothrus brachyrostrum Hammer 1966 S04]

Crotonia nukuhivae (Jacot 1934) [=Acronothrus nukuhivae; incl. A. nukuhivae hivaoae Jacot 1934, Crotonia melanesiae Wallwork 1977] S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


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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