van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 71

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Platynothrus  Berlese, 1913

Platynothrus  Berlese, 1913. p. 99.

Berlese created the genus in 1913; he published no diagnosis, but mentioned " Nothrus palliatus  (= N. bistriatus K.  )" as type of the genus, and added Nothrus punctatus L. Koch  and N. peltifer C. L. Koch  . As Sellnick & Forsslund (1955) already mentioned, palliatus  is the nymph of peltifer  (syn. bistriata  sensu Nicolet) so that the correct name of the type-species is now Platynothrus peltifer  . I have added one species ( robustior  ), which Berlese described as a Heminothrus  . As mentioned above I restricted Platynothrus  to species of which the notogaster shows distinct dorsal ridges.