Mycobates conitus Hammer, 1952

Behan-Pelletier, Valerie M. & Lindo, Zoë, 2019, Checklist of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of Canada and Alaska, Zootaxa 4666 (1), pp. 1-180: 147

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Mycobates conitus Hammer, 1952


Mycobates conitus Hammer, 1952  

Combination: Calyptozetes conitus (Hammer, 1952)   ; ( Danks 1981).

Geographic Location: AK: Barrow ( Douce 1976); Cape Thompson ( Watson et al. 1966); Cape Thompson; Wainwright; Wales; Eagle Summit; Toolik Lake (Behan-Pelletier 1994); Dalton Highway ( MacLean et al. 1978); Elliott Highway Burn, (65°19’N, 149°06’W) ( Thomas & McLean 1988; as Mycobates   nr. punctatus   ); YT: Shingle Point; Running River; Richardson Mtns; Ogilvie Mtns, Windy Pass; Mount Gifford (Behan-Pelletier 1994, 1997); NT: Reindeer Station ( Hammer 1952a); Victoria Is.; Tuktoyaktuk (Behan- Pelletier 1994); NU: Coppermine ( Hammer 1952a); Baffin Is., Pangnirtung (Behan-Pelletier 1994); AB: EMEND Site ( Lindo & Visser 2004); QC: Leaf River (Behan-Pelletier 1994); Morgan Arboretum ( Sylvain & Buddle 2010); NF: Labrador; Gros Morne NP (Behan-Pelletier 1994).

Habitats: arctic dry tundra; tussock tundra; mixed Picea   , Alnus   , Ribes   litter; boreal forest; White spruce litter; beech litter.

Distribution: Nearctic.

Remarks. Mites reported as M. punctatus Hammer in Behan (1978a)   and in MacLean et al. (1978) were misidentified; they represent M. conitus   . This affects distribution records for these two species in Marshall et al. (1987) and Behan- Pelletier (1993a). Similarly, specimens ascribed to Mycobates tridactylus Willmann, 1929 in Behan (1978a)   were misidentified and instead represent M. conitus   .