Eobrachychthonius latior,

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 18-19

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Eobrachychthonius latior


Eobrachychthonius latior  (Berlese, 1910)

Brachychthonius latior Berlese  , 1910, p. 220, pl. 19 fig. 38; Lombardini, 1936, p. 38.

Eobrachychthonius sexnotatus Jacot  , 1936b, p. 24, pl. 1 figs. 3, 4.

Eobrachychthonius latior  , Forsslund, 1957, p. 584, figs. 1-3.

As mentioned above, Forsslund placed E. sexnotatus  in the synonymy of E. latior  ; a list of further synonyms is also given by him. I remark that Jacot (1936b, p. 25) erroneously cites Berlese's species as Eobrachychthonius latus  (latus being a lapsus for latior  ); of course, B. latus Jacot  (1936c, p. 248) is a different species.

E. latior  was described after specimens from Lake City, Florida; it is now also known from Europe and other parts of North America.