Podopterotegaeus tectus, from Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility.

Belongs within: Circumdehiscentiae.

The Polypterozetoidea is a relatively small group of disparate oribatid mites found in cool habitats in temperate regions or at high elevations (Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009).

Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Adults with scalps present or absent. Prodorsum with broad lamellae, translamella present or absent, without genal notch. Tutorium present. Pedotectum I present; patronium present or absent; pedotectum II present or absent. Dorsophragmata and pleurophragmata absent. Subcapitulum diarthric or anarthric, with modified chelicerae and rutella; subcapitular membrane with tectum; palpal eupathidium acm separate from recumbent solenidion. Notogaster often obscured by dirt adhered to cerotegument; with humeral apophysis that may resemble pteromorph; with or without medial apophysis. Six pairs of genital setae. Immature of Polypterozetes cherubin eupheredermous; hysterosoma usually obscured by dirt adhered to cerotegument; quadrideficient; seta d present to tritonymph on tibiae and genua when respective solenidia present (immatures of other species unknown).

<==Polypterozetoidea S04
    |--Polypterozetes Berlese 1916 [Polypterozetidae] S04
    |    `--*P. cherubin Berlese 1916 BB92
    |--Podopterotegaeus Aoki 1969 [Podopterotegaeidae] S04
    |    |--*P. tectus Aoki 1969 BB92
    |    |--P. altimonticola Piffl 1972 S04
    |    `--P. bisetus Pankov 1984 S04
    |--Tumerozetes Hammer 1966 S04 [Tumerozetidae NB-P09]
    |    |--*T. bifurcatus Hammer 1966 BB92
    |    |--T. circularis Hammer 1966 S04
    |    |--T. indistinctus Hammer 1966 S04
    |    |--T. parallelus Hammer 1966 S04
    |    `--T. pumilis Hammer 1966 S04
    `--Nodocepheidae NB-P09
         |--Nemacepheus Aoki 1968 S04
         |    `--*N. dentatus Aoki 1968 S04
         `--Nodocepheus Hammer 1958 S04
              |--*N. dentatus Hammer 1958 S04
              |    |--N. d. dentatus S04
              |    `--N. d. barbatus Hammer 1966 S04
              |--N. baloghi Mahunka 1983 S04
              |--N. cerebralis Mahunka 1980 S04
              |--N. hammerae Balogh 1961 S04
              |--N. laterodentatus Piffl 1972 S04
              `--N. minimus Mahunka 1985 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.

[NB-P09] 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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