Pseudotritia punctulata

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 37-38

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ORI111

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scientific name

Pseudotritia punctulata
status

 

Pseudotritia punctulata  (Berlese, 1913)

Phtiracarus punctulatus Berlese  , 1913, p. 102, pl. 8 fig. 97 2).

Tritia punctulata  , Lombardini, 1936, p. 50.

In 1913 Berlese used " Phtiracarus  " instead of Tritia  ; Berlese (1913a, p. 55) lists punctulatus  indeed as a " Phtiracarus  " with other Oribotritiidae  and Euphthiracaridae  . The present species apparently belongs to the last-mentioned family. I have contributed it to the genus Pseudotritia  , although there is no certainty about this relationship.

The species was mentioned by Lombardini, but I have seen no slide in the Berlese Collection. Judging from the original description and figure the species mainly differs from P. reticulata  by the microsculpture of the tegument. The type-locality is "Cansiglio".

2) Although fig. 97a, representing the microsculpture of a tegument, is placed close to fig. 97, it appears to belongs to fig. 98 ( Pseudotritia reticulata  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Oribatida

Family

Euphthiracaridae

Genus

Pseudotritia

Loc

Pseudotritia punctulata

van der Hammen, L. 1959
1959
Loc

Phtiracarus punctulatus

Berlese 1904
1904