Eremulidae

Eremulus sp., copyright Biodiversity Institute of Ontario.


Belongs within: Circumdehiscentiae.

The Eremulidae are a group of oribatid mites most diverse in tropical regions though some species of Eremulus are also found in temperate habitats.

Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Length 275–500 µm. Gnathosoma normal; chelicerae with dentate chelae, two setae; rutella normally developed. Prodorsum shorter in length than notogaster; true lamellae absent, costulae present. Notogaster with scalps absent; octotaxic system absent; dorsophragamata and pleurophragmata absent. paired opisthonotal glands opening direct on notogaster. Pedotectum I present; propodolateral apophysis absent. Ventral plate setae branched; three pairs of adanal setae. Femora I–IV and trochanters III–IV with porose areas; tibiae and tarsi without retrotecta.

<==Eremulidae
    |--Austroeremulus Mahunka 1985 S04
    |    `--*A. glabrus Mahunka 1985 S04
    |--Pseuderemulus Balogh & Mahunka 1968 S04
    |    `--*P. gladiator Balogh & Mahunka 1968 S04
    |--Reteremuloides Mahunka 1989 S04
    |    `--*R. bifurcatus Mahunka 1989 S04
    |--Caveremulus Mahunka 1983 [incl. Berndbella Mahunka 1985] S04
    |    |--*C. cordisetus Mahunka 1983 S04
    |    `--C. serratus (Mahunka 1985) [=Berndbella serrata] S04
    |--Fenestrella Mahunka 1987 S04
    |    |--*F. bifurcata Mahunka 1987 S04
    |    `--F. sinica Zhao & Wen 1994 S04
    |--Reteremulus Balogh & Mahunka 1966 S04
    |    `--*R. aciculatus Balogh & Mahunka 1966 S04
    |         |--R. a. aciculatus S04
    |         `--R. a. papuanus Balogh 1968 S04
    `--Eremulus Berlese 1908 S04
         |--*E. flagellifer Berlese 1908 [incl. E. modestus Berlese 1908] S04
         |--E. adami Balogh & Mahunka 1966 S04
         |--E. africanus Balogh 1958 (n. d.) S04
         |--E. antis Poltavskaja 1987 S04
         |--E. australis Wen 1988 S04
         |--E. avenifer Berlese 1913 S04
         |--E. baliensis Hammer 1982 S04
         |--E. berlesei Mahunka 1977 S04
         |--E. brasiliensis Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio 1985 S04
         |--E. cingulatus Jacot 1937 S04
         |--E. clavatoflagellatus Lombardini 1963 (n. d.) S04
         |--E. crispus Hammer 1958 S04
         |--E. curviseta Hammer 1971 S04
         |--E. densus Hammer 1979 S04
         |--E. elegans Gordeeva 1987 S04
         |--E. foveolatus Hammer 1962 S04
         |--E. hastatus Hammer 1961 S04
         |--E. lanceocrinus Balogh 1958 (n. d.) S04
         |--E. monstrosus Hammer 1972 S04
         |--E. nigrisetosus Hammer 1958 S04
         |--E. pectinatus Jacot 1937 S04
         |--E. pilipinus Corpuz-Raros 1979 S04
         |--E. renukae Sanyal 1992 S04
         |--E. rigidisetus Balogh & Mahunka 1969 S04
         |--E. rimosus Tseng 1982 S04
         |--E. serratus Hammer 1966 S04
         |--E. spinifer Woolley & Higgins 1963 S04
         |--E. tenuis Hammer 1979 S04
         |--E. translamellatus Balogh & Mahunka 1969 S04
         |--E. truncatus Hammer 1971 S04
         `--E. wallworki Balogh 1958 H07

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[H07] Haq, M. A. 2007. Biodegradation and productivity in tropical ecosystem by oribatid mites. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. M. Behan-Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas & M. Badii (eds) Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress pp. 137–150. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

Norton, R. A., & V. M. Behan-Pelletier. 2009. Suborder Oribatida. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 430–564. Texas Tech University Press.

[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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