MESOPLOPHORIDAE

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 31

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MESOPLOPHORIDAE
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MESOPLOPHORIDAE  Ewing, 1917

The genus Mesoplophora  Berlese (1904b) was compared by Berlese with " Hoploderma  ", and later (Berlese, 1913a, p. 7) indeed classified with the " Hoplophoridae  ". Ewing (1917, p. 119) created a subfamily Mesoplophorinae  (part of the " Hoplodermatidae  "), which was later raised to family rank. Jacot (1923, p. 161) classified the Mesoplophoridae  with the Ginglymosoma  (= Ptyctima  ), a classification that has been adopted by Sellnick (1928) and Willmann (1931).

Grandjean (1933a, p. 308; 1934a, p. 356) reckoned the Mesoplophoridae  also among the Ptyctima  , although he pointed to the possibility of a different phylogeny. In 1954 he classified the Mesoplophoridae  , however, as an isolated family of uncertain relationship. I remark that a study of the interesting genus Archoplophora  1) nov. gen. (mentioned below) certainly will enlarge our knowledge of the isolated family.

1) From arche and hoplophora.