Phthiracarus subglobosus Berlese

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 50

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Phthiracarus subglobosus Berlese


Phthiracarus subglobosus Berlese  , 1923

Phthiracarus subglobosus Berlese  , 1923, p. 259.

The type of P. subglobosus  (slide no. 207/1) is still present in the Berlese Collection, together with another slide (no. 207/3) that possibly contains a different species. The specimens in both slides originate from Vallombrosa. Berlese recorded the species from "Italia, Germania, Norvegia". Sellnick (1931, p. 695) mentions the species in his list of mites from the Ionian Islands.

P. subglobosus  is a species of remarkable length, which Berlese compares with nitens  Nicolet and meridionalis  (author unknown). Possibly the measurements and the few other details mentioned by Berlese are sufficient to recognize the species. I remark that "Germania" and "Norvegia" are uncertain records.