van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 30

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Prototritia  Berlese, 1916

Prototritia  Berlese, 1916, p. 65.

Berlese (1916) described Prototritia  as a subgenus of Arthroplophora  (" hoplophora " is spelt here without initial h); he mentioned tridactyly of the legs as the single differential character. The type of Prototritia  is Arthroplophora (Prototritia) armadillo  that is described together with a second species, A. (P.) vulpes  . The subgenus is raised here to generic rank.

Grandjean (1932, p. 29) pointed to the fact that the description of Prototritia  , and in particular that of A. (P.) armadillo  reminds in some respects of Aedoplophora  , but that identity is precluded because of the number of "coupures " and the structure of the claw segment.