Opisthocepheus, Aoki, 1976

Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 101

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Opisthocepheus   Aoki, 1977 (Figs 54-56)

Aoki, 1977: 45.

Prodorsum: Lamellae fused medially and covering the greatest part of prodorsum, their anterior part highly elevated, lamellar setae arising here; interlamellar setae absent.* Sensillus gradually dilated, directed forwards. Tutorium well observable.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal area strongly excavated, dorsosejugal suture indistinct. Posteromedian part of notogaster highly projecting. Thirteen pairs of notogastral setae present, one pair in humeral position. All notogastral setae more or less phylliform.

Coxisternal region: Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—2— 3. Epimeral borders well developed, so all epimeres well framed.

Anogenital region: A pair of strong longitudinal ribs ending in a tubercle present. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Lyrifissure iad was not mentioned in the original description.

Type species: Opisthocepheus kirai Aoki   , 1977. Malaysia.

* It is also possible, that in fact the "lamellar" setae are the interlamellar ones, and the true lamellar setae are reduced or hardly visible.

Remarks: Only the holotype is known.