Nothrus longipilus,

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 63-64

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ORI111

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scientific name

Nothrus longipilus
status

 

Nothrus longipilus  (Berlese, 1910)

Angelia anauniensis var. longipila Berlese  , 1910b, p. 381.

Berlese described the present species as a variety of Angelia anauniensis  . In the short diagnosis Berlese mentions that the measurements are hardly greater (0.980 X 0.460 mm, posterior hairs probably included) than in anauniensis  , but that the posterior notogastral hairs are twice as long and slender, although less than in sylvestris  . Because Berlese (1896) already placed anauniensis  in the synonymy of silvestris  , this diagnosis appears incomprehensible.

In the Berlese Collection two slides are present: nos. 122/5, 6 from Mugello (Italy), both designated as type. The two specimens are tridactylous so that they do not belong to the silvestris  group. The measurements are the following: length 0.860-0.910; breadth 0.445-0.455; h2 0.125; ps1 0.110 mm.

The species is apparently related to Nothrus borussicus Sellnick  , but the posterior hairs are relatively shorter. Because specimens in the Berlese Collection, which are labelled as anauniensis  and sylvestris  , represent silvestris  and biciliatus  respectively, it appears not logical that Berlese described the species as a variety of anauniensis  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Sarcoptiformes

Family

Nothridae

Genus

Nothrus

Loc

Nothrus longipilus

van der Hammen, L. 1959
1959
Loc

Angelia anauniensis var. longipila

Berlese 1885
1885