Heminothrus targionii,

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 69-70

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Heminothrus targionii


Heminothrus targionii  (Berlese, 1885)

Nothrus Targionii Berlese  , 1885a, fasc. 17 (8): 1885c; p. 12.

Heminothrus targionii  , Lombardini, 1936, p. 42; Sellnick & Forsslund, 1955, p. 507, figs. 26, 27.

The species, originally described as a Nothrus  , was in 1913 (p. 99) designated as type of the subgenus Heminothrus  .

In the Berlese Collection the following slides of the species are present: no. 149/38 (locality: "Alta Italia"), and no. 149/47 (locality: "Veneto"). I do not know if these are the type-specimens from Rua (Padua). The original description is, however, sufficient to recognize the species. I remark that Berlese mentioned 0.800 mm as length, whilst the specimens in the Collection measure 0.860; according to Willmann (1931), and Sellnick & Forsslund (1955) the length is 0.900, and o. 936-0.972 mm respectively.

H. targionii  is known from many localities in Europe.