Hoplophthiracarus

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 46

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Hoplophthiracarus
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Hoplophthiracarus  Jacot, 1933

Hoplophthiracarus  Jacot, 1933, p. 239.

According to Jacot (1933, p. 239) Hoplophthiracarus  is recognizable by the following characters. The anal covers are not convex as in Steganacarus  and Hoplophorella  , but flattened and often retracted as in Phthiracarus  . It differs f rom the last-mentioned genus by the prominent and erect interlamellar hairs.

Some species of the genus, among which Hoploderma histricinum  (the type), strongly remind of Steganacarus  because of the structure of the tegument. Possibly Hoplophthiracarus  is only an artificial unit; in the present paper Hoplophora variolosa Berlese  is also contributed to it.