Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Licnodamaeus costula, from Norton & Behan-Pelletier (2009).

Belongs within: Circumdehiscentiae.

The Licnodamaeidae are a small group of uncertain circumscription of somewhat flat-bodied oribatid mites.

Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Length 190–420 µm. Prodorsum without true lamellae; bothridial seta flat, leaf-shaped; exobothridial seta present. Notogaster flat-topped and elliptical; scalps absent; octotaxic system absent; with nine or ten pairs of setae; notogastral lyrifissures long, integument reticulate or smooth, without pair of tubercles lateroposteriorly; setae p2 and p3 positioned ventrally. Epimeral setal formula 3-1-3-3. Femora with porose area; femur I with five setae; trochanter IV with one seta; femur IV with three setae.

    |--Licnodamaeolus Covarrubias 1998 S04
    |    `--*L. travei Covarrubias 1998 S04
    `--Licnodamaeus Grandjean 1931 S04
         |--*L. undulatus (Paoli 1908) [=Licneremaeus undulatus] S04
         |--L. baccettii Bernini 1972 S04
         |--L. costula Grandjean 1931 S04
         |--L. fissuratus (Balogh & Mahunka 1965) [=Pedrocortesia fissurata] S04
         |--L. granulatus Balogh & Csiszár 1963 S04
         |--L. inaequalis (Balogh & mahunka 1965) [=Pedrocortesia inaequalis] S04
         |--L. pulcherrimus (Paoli 1908) [=Licneremaeus pulcherrimus] S04
         |--L. stebaevae (Grishina 1981) [=Pedrocortesia stebaevae] S04
         `--L. triangulatus (Bayartogtokh 2001) [=Pedrocortesella triangulata] S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


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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