Lauritzenia (Incabates)

Dorsal view of Lauritzenia major, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Haplozetidae.

The subgenus Incabates of the genus Lauritzenia is a tropical and subtropical group of oribatid mites. They are distinguished from other subgenera in Lauritzenia by their tridactyle legs and terminally dilated or capitate sensillus.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellae present, translamella absent; sensillus with short and dilated or capitate head. Notogaster with ten pairs of setae; four pairs of sacculi; pteromorphae movable. Four pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae; fissures iad adanal. Legs tridactyle.

<==Lauritzenia (Incabates Hammer 1961) [incl. Canaribates Pérez-Íñigo & Peña 1994] S04
    |--L. (*I.) nuda (Hammer 1961) [=*Incabates nudus] S04
    |--L. (I.) angusta (Hammer 1971) [=Incabates angustus; incl. I. medius Hammer 1971] S04
    |--L. (I.) aokii (Choi 1985) [=Incabates aokii] S04
    |--L. (I.) atlantica Pérez-Íñigo & Peña 1996 S04
    |--L. (I.) barbata Choi & Kim 2002 S04
    |--L. (I.) canariensis Pérez-Íñigo & Peña 1997 S04
    |--L. (I.) depilis Pérez-Íñigo & Peña 1996 S04
    |--L. (I.) elegans (Kunst 1977) [=Haplozetes elegans] S04
    |--L. (I.) elongata (Lee & Shepherd 1990) [=Magnobates elongatus] S04
    |--L. (I.) globula (Lee & Shepherd 1990) [=Magnobates globulus] S04
    |--L. (I.) hispanica Morell 1991 S04
    |--‘Incabates’ macronudus Lee 1993 CH98
    |--L. (I.) major (Aoki 1970) [=Incabates major] S04
    |--L. (I.) mucronata (Lee 1993) [=Incabates mucronatus] S04
    |--L. (I.) pallida (Mihelčič 1956) [=Peloribates pallidus; incl. Protoribates meridionalis Mihelčič 1965] S04
    |--L. (I.) punctata (Lee 1993) S04 [=Incabates punctatus CH98, Indoribates punctatus S04]
    |--L. (I.) similis Subías & Gil-Martín 1995 S04
    |--L. (I.) sinuata (Pérez-Íñigo 1990) [=Haplozetes sinuatus] S04
    `--L. (I.) tenuifusus (Berlese 1916) (see below for synonymy) S04

Lauritzenia (Incabates) tenuifusus (Berlese 1916) [=Protoribates (Scheloribates) tenuifusus; incl. Canaribates chamobatoides Pérez-Íñigo & Peña 1994] 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.

[CH98] Colloff, M. J., & R. B. Halliday. 1998. Oribatid Mites: A catalogue of Australian genera and species. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[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.

Last updated: 19 December 2018.

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