Heminothrus paolianus Berlese,

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 70-71

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Heminothrus paolianus Berlese


Heminothrus paolianus Berlese  (1913)

Nothrus (Heminothrus) paolianus Berlese  , 1913, p. 99, pl. 8 fig. 89.

The type-material of the species has been collected by Paoli in moss at Lago Palù, Sondrio 1), in the mountains of North Italy, at an altitude of 1300 m; it is not present in the Berlese Collection.

Willmann (1925, p. 9) described the " variety " longisetosus  that is also described by Sellnick & Forsslund (1955, p. 509, figs. 28, 29). As long as topotypic specimens of paolianus  are not discovered and described, the identity of the species, and its relation to the " variety " remain, however, uncertain.

1) Lago Palu and Sondrio are apparently two localities, although Berlese's record makes the impression that Lago Palue is situated in the province of Sondrio.