Zetomimus naias, copyright B. Eamer.

Belongs within: Ceratozetoidea.

Zetomimus is a genus of oribatid mites found in aquatic habitats in temperate regions of Eurasia and the Americas.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992a): Prodorsum with well-developed lamellae; cuspis extremely long, as long as remainder of lamella; translamella absent. Notogaster with ten pairs of setae; four pairs of areae porosae; [teromorphae immovable. Six pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae. Legs monodactyle, or legs I and II monodactyle, III and IV tridactyle.

<==Zetomimus Hull 1916 S04
    |--Z. (Zetomimus) [incl. Hamobates Hammer 1962] S04
    |    |--*Z. (Z.) furcatus (Pearce & Warburton 1905) S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--Z. (Z.) boothianus (Hull 1915) [=Oribata boothiana] S04
    |    |--Z. (Z.) brevis Ohkubo 1987 S04
    |    |--Z. (Z.) cristatus (Hammer 1962) S04 [=*Hamobates cristatus BB92a]
    |    |--Z. (Z.) francisi (Habeeb 1974) [=Ceratozetes francisi] S04
    |    |--Z. (Z.) naias Behan-Pelletier 1998 S04
    |    |--Z. (Z.) setosus (Banks 1895) [=Oribatella setosa] S04
    |    `--Z. (Z.) spinosus (Hammer 1962) [=Hamobates spinosus] S04
    `--Z. (Protozetomimus Pérez-Íñigo 1990) S04
         |--Z. (*P.) acutirostris (Mihelčič 1957) [=Ceratozetes acutirostris] S04
         |--Z. (P.) bulanovae (Kulijev 1962) [=Ceratozetes bulanovae] S04
         |--Z. (P.) kirgisicus (Shaldybina 1970) [=Ceratozetella kirgisica] S04
         `--Z. (P.) polpaicoensis (Hammer 1962) [=Ceratozetes polpaicoensis] S04

*Zetomimus (Zetomimus) furcatus (Pearce & Warburton 1905) S04 [=Oribata furcata S04; incl. Ceratozetes argentinensis Hammer 1958 S04, Zetomimus argentinensis BB92b, Oribata avenifera Michael 1884 (n. d.) S04, Ceratozetes magnificus Berlese 1910 S04]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BB92a] Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992a. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[BB92b] Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992b. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 2. Plates. 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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