Euphthiracarus

Euphthiracarus monodactylus, copyright R. Penttinen.


Belongs within: Euphthiracaroidea.

Euphthiracarus is a cosmopolitan genus of box mites (Subías 2004). In members of the African and Central American subgenus Pocsia, the rostral setae are placed far back from the rostrum, between the lamellar setae, and an anogenital cleft is present. The other subgenera have the rostral setae closer to the rostrum and lack an anogenital cleft (Balogh & Balogh 1992).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with rostral setae originating far forward, near rostrum; bothridial squama situated below the bothridium. Notogaster with V-shaped split ventrally. Anogenital region with plates fused into one pair of anogenital plates; two interlocking triangles present; genital setae in paraxial position, in a longitudinal row.

<==Euphthiracarus Ewing 1917 S04
    |  i. s.: E. cooki NB-P09
    |         E. evexus Niedbała 2003 N07
    |         E. pedanos Niedbała 2003 N07
    |         E. serangos Niedbała 2003 N07
    |         E. tesselatus Niedbała 2003 N07
    |         E. tumidus Niedbała 2003 N07
    |--E. (Euphthiracarus) [incl. Niedbalaia Mahunka 1999, Pseudotritia Willmann 1919] S04
    |    |--*E. (E.) flavus (Ewing 1908) [=Phthiracarus flavus] S04
    |    |--E. (E.) aggenitalis Aoki 1984 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) alazon Walker 1965 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) antipai Feider & Calugar 1969 S04
    |    |--‘Pseudotritia’ ardua C74
    |    |--E. (E.) bhutanicus Reddy 1988 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) cathayanus Mahunka 2000 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) cernuus Walker 1965 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) comteae Mahunka 1982 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) crassisetae Jacot 1938 [incl. E. polytretos Walker 1965] S04
    |    |--E. (E.) cribrarius (Berlese 1904) [=Phthiracarus cribrarius; incl. P. punctulatus Berlese 1913] S04
    |    |--E. (E.) depressculus Jacot 1924 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) excultus Pérez-Íñigo 1987 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) foveolatus Aoki 1980 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) fulvus (Ewing 1909) [=Phthiracarus fulvus] S04
    |    |--E. (E.) fusticulus Niedbala & Schatz 1996 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) fusulus Niedbala 2001 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) humeralis Norton & Metz 1977 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) incredibilis Mahunka 1999 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) inglisi Sheals 1965 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) karpellesi (Oudemans 1916) (n. d.) [=Hummelia karpellesi] S04
    |    |--E. (E.) klabati Niedbala 2000 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) labyrinthicus Starý 1993 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) longirostralis Walker 1965 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) meghalayensis Sanyal 1988 S04
    |    |--‘Pseudotritia’ minimus G41
    |    |--E. (E.) monodactylus (Willmann 1919) S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--E. (E.) monyx Walker 1965 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) nasutus Niedbala 1988 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) pakistanensis Hammer 1977 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) parafusulus Niedbala 2002 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) parareticulatus Niedbala 2000 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) pulchrum Jacot 1930 [=E. flavum pulchrum; incl. E. pulchrum pisgahi Jacot 1939] S04
    |    |--E. (E.) punctulatus Jacot 1930 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) reticulatus (Berlese 1913) [=Phthiracarus reticulatus] S04
    |    |    |--E. r. reticulatus [incl. Pseudotritia intermedia Feider & Suciu 1958] S04
    |    |    `--E. r. alpinus Märkel 1964 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) shogranensis Hammer 1967 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) spinus Niedbala 2002 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) takahashii Aoki 1980 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) tanythrix Walker 1965 [incl. E. tanythrix sierriensis Walker 1965] S04
    |    |--E. (E.) vicinus Niedbala 2002 S04
    |    |--E. (E.) vietnamicus Starý 1993 S04
    |    `--E. (E.) virgatus Niedbala 2002 S04
    |--E. (Brasilotritia Märkel 1964) S04
    |    |--E. (*B.) brasiliensis Märkel 1964 S04
    |    |--E. (B.) dlouhyorum Mahunka 1984 S04
    |    |    |--E. d. dlouhyorum S04
    |    |    `--E. d. sanctipauli (Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio 1993) [=Brasilotritia sanctipauli] S04
    |    `--E. (B.) similis (Sellnick 1925) [=Pseudotritia similis] S04
    `--E. (Pocsia Mahunka 1983) S04
         |--E. (*P.) africanus (Mahunka 1983) [=*Pocsia africana] S04
         |--E. (P.) bicarinatus (Starý 1991) [=Pocsia bicarinata] S04
         |--E. (P.) disparilis Niedbala 1998 S04
         |--E. (P.) dubius (Niedbala & Schatz 1996) [=Pocsia dubia] S04
         |--E. (P.) heterotrichus (Mahunka 1988) [=Pocsia heterotricha] S04
         |--E. (P.) inopinatus (Niedbala 1993) [=Pocsia inopinata] S04
         |--E. (P.) kunsti (Starý 1988) [=Pocsia kunsti] S04
         |--E. (P.) microseta (Starý 1993) [=Pocsia microseta] S04
         |--E. (P.) sarawaki Niedbala 2000 S04
         |--E. (P.) secundus (Mahunka 1983) [=Pocsia secunda] S04
         `--E. (P.) trentus (Mahunka 1983) [=Pocsia trenta] S04

Euphthiracarus (Euphthiracarus) monodactylus (Willmann 1919) S04 [=Tritia (*Pseudotritia) monodactyla S59; incl. T. aequipunctata Berlese 1923 S04, Euphthiracarus mixtus Mahunka 1979 S04]

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

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

[C74] Coineau, Y. 1974. Éléments pour une monographie morphologique, écologique et biologique des Caeculidae (Acariens). Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, nouvelle série, Série A, Zoologie 81: 1–299, 224 pls.

[G41] Grandjean, F. 1941. Statistique sexuelle et parthénogenèse chez les oribates (acariens). Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences 212: 463–466.

[N07] Niedbała, W. 2007. Ptyctimous mites (Acari, Oribatida) of Costa Rica. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. M. Behan-Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas & M. Badii (eds) Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress pp. 39–42. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

[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.

[S59] Sellnick, M. 1959. Acarina from southeastern Polynesia—II (Oribatidae). Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum 22 (9): 109–152.

[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.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the information !

    Let me add a comment with a link to another species of Euphthiracarus on my blog on mite diversity (mites-and-parasites.org):

    Euphthiracarus crassisetae

    Many thanks !

    ReplyDelete

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