Pseudotritia vestita

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 38

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ORI111

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scientific name

Pseudotritia vestita
status

 

Pseudotritia vestita  (Berlese, 1913)

Hoploderma vestitum Berlese  , 1913, p. 103, pl. 8 figs. 103, 103a 1).

Although the species is not mentioned by Lombardini (1936), two cotypes (nos. 141/17, 21) are still present in the Collection; they originate from the type-locality Semarang (Java), but one slide has only Java as locality.

I could study the animal in lateral view only. This study as well as Berlese's drawing (the lateral view of the aspis for instance) point to the Euphthiracaridae  (Berlese erroneously classified the species with Hoploderma  !). I have classified the species with Pseudotritia  because of the absence of a ridge on the aspis.

1) In the explanation of pl. 8 an erroneous reference is made to fig. 102a.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Oribatida

Family

Euphthiracaridae

Genus

Pseudotritia

Loc

Pseudotritia vestita

van der Hammen, L. 1959
1959
Loc

Hoploderma vestitum Berlese

Michael 1898
1898