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Order Oribatida - Oribatids

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Acariformes
Order Oribatida (Oribatids)
Other Common Names
Armored Mites, Beetle Mites, Moss Mites(1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Oribatida van der Hammen 1968
ca. 1200 spp. in >300 genera of over 100 families in our area, ~16,500 described spp. in ~2,400 genera of ~250 families and ~50 superfamilies worldwide(2)
one of the most numerically dominant arthropod groups in the organic horizons of most soils, where their densities can reach several hundred thousand individuals per square meter (Norton 1990) "...we estimate we still know only a quarter of the Canadian fauna at the species level..."(3)
world catalog in(4)
Works Cited
1.A manual of acarology, 3rd Ed.
G.W. Krantz and D.E. Walter. 2009. Texas Tech University Press.
2.Suborder Oribatida van der Hammen, 1968. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Schatz H., Behan-Pelletier V.M., O'Connor B.M., Norton R.A. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 141–148.
3.Behan-Pelletier V.M., Eamer B. (-2014) Diversity of Oribatida in Canada
4.Listado de los ácaros oribátidos (Acariformes, Oribatida) de las diferentes regiones biogeográficas del mundo
Subías L.S., Shtanchaeva U.Ya., Arillo A. 2012. Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, Monografías electrónicas S.E.A. 4: 1-815.