Achipteria

Achipteria coleoptrata, from here.


Belongs within: Achipterioidea.

Achipteria is a genus of oribatid mites found in Eurasia and the Americas with long humeral processes and a sacculate octotaxic system.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum covered by two large lamellae; interlamellar setae arising aligned with dorsosejugal suture or absent. Notogaster with ten pairs of setae; four pairs of sacculi; long, pointed horizontal process on shoulder; pteromorphae immovable. Six pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae; Legs tridactyle.

<==Achipteria Berlese 1885 BB92
    |  i. s.: A. bellus G46
    |         A. obscura W91
    |--A. (Achipteria) S04
    |    |--A. (A.) coleoptrata (Linnaeus 1758) [=Acarus coleoptratus] S04
    |    |    |--A. c. coleoptrata (see below for synonymy) S04
    |    |    `--A. c. major Mihelčič 1963 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) acuta Berlese 1908 (see below for synonymy) S04
    |    |--A. (A.) armata (Banks 1895) [=Oribatella armata] S04
    |    |    |--A. a. armata S04
    |    |    `--A. a. spinosa Jacot 1938 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) bentonensis Marshall, Reeves & Norton 1987 (see below for synonymy) S04
    |    |--A. (A.) bicarinata Moskacheva 1973 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) borealis (Banks 1899) (n. d.) [=Oribatella borealis] S04
    |    |--A. (A.) catskillensis Nevin 1977 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) clarencei Nevin 1977 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) cucullata Moskacheva 1973 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) curta Aoki 1970 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) dubia Weigmann 2001 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) elegans Schweizer 1956 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) hasticeps (Hull 1914) (n. d.) [=Oribata hasticeps] S04
    |    |--A. (A.) holomonensis Cancela da Fonseca & Stamou 1987 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) italica (Oudemans 1913) [=Notaspis italica] S04
    |    |--A. (A.) languida (Nicolet 1855) (n. d.) [=Oribata languida] S04
    |    |--A. (A.) longesensillus Schweizer 1956 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) mayeriana Palacios-Vargas & Socarrás 2001 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) minuta (Ewing 1909) (n. d.) [=Notaspis minuta] S04
    |    |--A. (A.) moderatior Berlese 1923 (n. d.) [=A. nitens moderatior] S04
    |    |--A. (A.) nuda (Hall 1911) (n. d.) [=Notaspis nuda] S04
    |    |--A. (A.) oregonensis Ewing 1918 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) oudemansi Jacot 1929 (n. d.) S04
    |    |--A. (A.) praeoccupata Subías 2004 [=A. oudemansi Hammen 1952 non Jacot 1929] S04
    |    |--A. (A.) ‘quadridentata’ (Willmann 1951) (see below for synonymy) S04
    |    |--A. (A.) regalis Berlese 1908 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) sellnicki Hammen 1952 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) serrata Hirauchi & Aoki 1997 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) setulosa Golosova 1981 S04
    |    |--A. (A.) sumatrensis Willmann 1931 S04
    |    `--A. (A.) verrucosa Rjabinin 1974 S04
    `--A. (Izuachipteria Balogh & Mahunka 1979) [incl. Hokkachipteria Balogh & Mahunka 1979] S04
         |--A. (*I.) imperfecta Suzuki 1972 S04
         `--A. (I.) alpestris Aoki 1973 S04 [=*Hokkachipteria alpestris BB92]

Achipteria (Achipteria) acuta Berlese 1908 [incl. Notaspis anglicus Oudemans 1914, N. mixtus Sellnick 1943, Achipteria nitens Kishida 1930 non Oribata nitens Nicolet 1855, Oribata nitens Nicolet 1855 nec Gervais 1844 nec Johnston 1853, A. nitens, O. nitens Koch 1879 nec Gervais 1844 nec Johnston 1853 nec Nicolet 1855] S04

Achipteria (Achipteria) bentonensis Marshall, Reeves & Norton 1987 [incl. A. oregonensis borealis Ewing 1918 non Oribatella borealis Banks 1899] S04

Achipteria (Achipteria) coleoptrata coleoptrata (Linnaeus 1758) [incl. Oribata intermedia Michael 1898, O. nicoleti Berlese 1883, *Achipteria nicoleti, O. ovalis Nicolet 1855 non Koch 1835, O. redux Hull 1914] S04

Achipteria (Achipteria) ‘quadridentata’ (Willmann 1951) [=Notaspis quadridentata non N. bilipis quadridentata Haller 1882] S04

*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.

[G46] Grandjean, F. 1946. Les poils et les organes sensitifs portés par les pattes et le palpe chez les oribates. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 71: 10–29.

[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.

[W91] Woas, S. 1991. Distribution of characters and phylogenetic age—systematic problems in the higher taxa of the Oribatida. In: Schuster, R., & P. W. Murphy (eds) The Acari: Reproduction, development and life-history strategies pp. 329–333. Chapman & Hall: London.

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