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Ancestral state reconstruction reveals multiple independent evolution of diagnostic morphological characters in the "Higher Oribatida" (Acari), conflicting with current classification schemes
Phylogenetic studies revealed non-monophyly of three families and one genus as a result of a lack of adequate synapomorphic morphological characters, calling for further detailed investigations in a framework of integrative taxonomy.
The intertidal Fortuyniidae (Acari: Oribatida): new species, morphological diversity, ecology and biogeography.
Three new fortuyniid species, Fortuynia longiseta sp. nov., F. maledivensis sp. nov. and Alismobates pseudoreticulatus sp. nov., were found in littoral environments of the Maldives and Singapore and
An interesting case of sexual dimorphism in intertidal mites: Fortuynia dimorpha sp. nov. (Acari, Oribatida, Fortuyniidae)
Based on a comparison of all known cases of sexual dimorphism in marine associated ameronothroid mites it is assumed that the sexually dimorphic characters of Ameronothridae possibly allow a special mode of spermatophore deposition in order to protect these unstable structures from disadvantageous environmental conditions, whereas the modifications inDimorphic Fortuynia species may be involved in some kind of associative mating.
The marine-associated lifestyle of ameronothroid mites (Acari, Oribatida) and its evolutionary origin: a review
Two contrasting theories explaining the evolutionary invasion of marine associated habitats by ameronothroid mites are explained, one favoring a monophyletic origin and a single land-to-sea transition event and another preferring an independent terrestrial ancestry and accordingly multiple invasions of the marine littoral environment.
First Confirmed Record of the Littoral Genus Fortuynia Hammen (Acari: Oribatida: Fortuyniidae) from Pakistan (Northern Arabian Sea)
The intertidal oribatid mite Fortuynia longisetaPfingstl, 2015, is reported for the first time from the coast of Pakistan, extending its known northern distribution limit in the Indian Ocean.
Resistance to fresh and salt water in intertidal mites (Acari: Oribatida): implications for ecology and hydrochorous dispersal
  • T. Pfingstl
  • Biology, Medicine
    Experimental and Applied Acarology
  • 1 March 2013
Hydrochorous dispersal should be assumed as the most likely mode of dispersal in intertidal fortuyniid and selenoribatid mites.
Plastron respiration in marine intertidal oribatid mites (Acari, Fortuyniidae and Selenoribatidae)
Plastron respiration was investigated in the fortuyniid Alismobatesinexpectatus, Fortuyniaatlantica and the selenoribatid Carinozetesbermudensis to find out how plastron mechanisms enables these species to respire under water.
Carinozetes nov. gen. (Acari: Oribatida) from Bermuda and remarks on the present status of the family Selenoribatidae
Two new species, Carinozetes trifoveatus and C. bermudensis, are reported from intertidal habitats of the archipelago of Bermuda. These species represent a new genus of the family Selenoribatidae and