Fissicepheus (Fissicepheus)

Fissicepheus clavatus, from here.

Belongs within: Otocepheidae.

The type subgenus of the genus Fissicepheus is an Eurasian group of oribatid mites possessing condyles in the aggenital region.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with ten pairs of setae. Epimeral setal formula 2-0-1-3. Pedotecta 2+3 distinct but not conspicuously developed. Four pairs of genital setae; aggenital condyles present; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae. Fissures iad apoanal, far from anal plates, distance ad3ad3 about same length as iadiad.

<==Fissicepheus Balogh & Mahunka 1967 (Fissicepheus) S04
    |--*F. (F.) elegans Balogh & Mahunka 1967 S04
    |--F. (F.) chinensis Wen 1993 S04
    |--F. (F.) clavatus (Aoki 1959) [=Tetracondyla clavata] S04
    |--F. (F.) claviopsis Mahunka 1971 S04
    |--F. (F.) coronarius Aoki 1967 S04
    |    |--F. c. coronaris S04
    |    `--F. c. koreensis Mahunka 1971 S04
    |--F. (F.) curvisetosus Kubota 2001 S04
    |--F. (F.) elegans Balogh & Mahunka 1967 S04
    |--F. (F.) mitis Aoki 1970 S04
    |--F. (F.) mitratus Mahunka 1971 S04
    |--F. (F.) nakanei Aoki 1986 S04
    |--F. (F.) ornithorhynchus Wen 1993 S04
    |--F. (F.) sitnikovae Sergienko 1976 S04
    |--F. (F.) steinmanni Mahunka 1971 S04
    |--F. (F.) subclavatus Mahunak 1971 S04
    `--F. (F.) vicinus Aoki 1986 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.

[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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