Brachychthonius italicus Berlese

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 20

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Brachychthonius italicus Berlese


Brachychthonius italicus Berlese  , 1910

Brachychthonius brevis var. italicus Berlese  , 1910, p. 220, pl. 19 fig. 40.

B. italicus  was described as a variety of B. brevis Berlese  (non Michael). Modern authors correctly regard it as a separate species. Jacot (1938, p. 131) classified B. italicus  in Brachychochthonius  , which generic name here is considered a synonym of Brachychthonius  .

The species is known from several countries in Europe; the type-locality is Florence.