Revision of the oribatid mite genus Amboroppia (Acari, Oribatida, Oppiidae), with description of a new subgenus and species from Mexico

  • Sergey G. Ermilov Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), Tyumen State University, Lenina str. 25, 625000 Tyumen, Russia
  • Jenő Kontschán Plant Protection Institute, HUN-REN Centre for Agricultural Research, H-1025 Budapest, PO Box 102, Hungary
Keywords: oppiid mites, taxonomy, generic diagnosis, morphology, identification key, distribution, habitat, Neotropical region


A new oribatid mite subgenus of the genus Amboroppia (Oribatida, Oppiidae) – A. (Quintanoppia) subgen. n., with A. (Quintanoppia) defectofossulata sp. n. as type species – is described, based on material collected from Mexico. It can be distinguished from the nominate subgenus by the absence concavities between rostrum and transcostula and behind transcostula, and the presence of strong teeth on lateral sides of prodorsum. A revised generic diagnosis, identification key and data on distribution and habitats of representatives of Amboroppia are presented.


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How to Cite
ErmilovS. G., & KontschánJ. (2023). Revision of the oribatid mite genus Amboroppia (Acari, Oribatida, Oppiidae), with description of a new subgenus and species from Mexico. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 69(4), 313–321.