Punctoribates

Punctoribates punctum, copyright R. Penttinen.


Belongs within: Ceratozetoidea.

Punctoribates is a primarily Holarctic genus of oribatid mites, with the species P. punctum also being known from New Zealand (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellae almost parallel, with short translamella and long cuspis, lamellar arrangement almost H-shaped; interlamellar region with sclerotised bridge bearing interlamellar setae; anterior tectum of notogaster overhanging bothridium and origin of interlamellar setae. Notogaster with ten pairs of setal alveoli only; four pairs of areae porosae; pteromorphae movable. Six pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae. Legs tridactyle.

<==Punctoribates Berlese 1908 S04
    |--*P. punctum (Koch 1839) S04 [=Oribata punctum S04, Oribates punctum CH98]
    |--P. angulatus Bayartogtokh, Grobler & Cobanoglu 2000 S04
    |--P. armipes (Banks 1906) [=Galumna armipes] S04
    |--P. brevicuspidatus Bayartogtokh & Aoki 1998 S04
    |--P. eoeryi Mahunka 1972 S04
    |--P. ghilarvi Shaldybina 1969 S04
    |--P. grishinae Shaldybina 1977 S04
    |--P. latilobatus Kunst 1958 S04
    |--P. liber Paulitchenko 1991 S04
    |--P. meridianus Shaldybina 1973 S04
    |--P. minimus Shaldybina 1969 S04
    |--P. moldavicus Vasiliu & Calugar 1976 S04
    |--P. mundus Shaldybina 1973 S04
    |--P. palustris (Banks 1895) [=Oribata palustris] S04
    |--P. pannonicus Mahunka 1987 S04
    |--P. pragensis Winkler 1957 S04
    |--P. quadrivertex S79
    |--P. selgae (Pérez-Íñigo 1976) [=Minunthozetes selgae] S04
    |--P. sellnicki Willmann 1991 S04
    |    |--P. s. sellnicki S04
    |    `--P. s. crassirostris Strenzke 1952 S04
    |--P. sibiricus Grishina 1987 S04
    `--P. sphaericus Shaldybina 1987 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.

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

[S79] Schuster, R. 1979. Soil mites in the marine environment. Recent Advances in Acarology 1: 593–602.

[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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