Achipteriidae Thor, 1929, Thor, 1929

Fischer, Barbara M. & Schatz, Heinrich, 2013, Biodiversity of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) along an altitudinal gradient in the Central Alps, Zootaxa 3626 (4), pp. 429-454: 445

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3626.4.2

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5659628

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scientific name

Achipteriidae Thor, 1929
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Family Achipteriidae Thor, 1929  

Achipteria sellnicki   van der Hammen, 1952 Distribution: Europe, Caucasia

Habitat: in rather xeric habitats

Obergurgl area: pine forest at 2050 m (Zirbenwald)

Anachipteria alpina (Schweizer, 1922)  

Distribution: Northern Italy—Prov. Bolzano, Trento; Austria, Switzerland—Grisons, Valais (above 2250 m a.s.l.); Slovenia (Julian Alps); Bosnia and Herzegovina (above 1000 m a.s.l.); Romania—Carpathian Mountains

Habitat: in moss and lichens, mainly in the alpine and subalpine region

Obergurgl area: pine forest at 2050 m (Zirbenwald), Nardetum at 2300 m (Schönwieskopf); previous studies: 2100–2190 m (dwarf shrub community), 2340 m (alpine meadows with lichen communities), 2500 m (scree slope)

Remark: This species seems to be restricted to montane and alpine habitats.

Nomenclatural remark: Anachipteria   (A.) shtanchaevae Subías, 2009 (= Oribata tecta   var. alpina Schweizer, 1922   , nom. praeocc. by Halbert, 1915) according to Subías (2012)

Parachipteria punctata (Nicolet, 1855)  

Distribution: Holarctic

Habitat: preferably in moist forest soils, in moss, also in moist meadows Obergurgl area: pine forest at 2050 m (Zirbenwald)