Odontodamaeus Paschoal, 1982, Paschoal, 1982

Walter, David Evans, 2009, Genera of Gymnodamaeidae (Acari: Oribatida: Plateremaeoidea) of Canada, with notes on some nomenclatorial problems, Zootaxa 2206, pp. 23-44: 32

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Odontodamaeus Paschoal, 1982


Odontodamaeus Paschoal, 1982   (p. 451 in Paschoal & Johnston, 1982)

Type species: Gymnodamaeus veriornatus Higgins, 1961  

Diagnosis: Gymnodamaeidae   with ventral plate having narrow anogenital bridge and lateral pits; genital plates with interlocking teeth on the median margin and bearing 7 pairs of setae, seta g 2 inserted posteriad g 1; 2 pairs of adanal setae. Legs without retrotecta on distal segments, femur IV with 2–3 setae. Prodorsum without raised cerotegumental ridges, with spherical pustules; sensillus (bo) with long stalk and narrow, barbed head; bothridial rim simple, bothridial ridge well developed (Fig. 18 arrow) and ending in strong apophysis directed towards the midline bearing spine-like interlamellar seta (in), median region shelf-like, dropping off sharply at anterior edge; exobothridial seta (ex) inserted posteriad in; rostral seta (ro) inserted well posteriad lamellar seta; lamellar seta (le) curves ventrad inserted at steep base of well developed transverse prelamellar ridge; pedotectum II rounded distally. Notogaster flattened, with raised rim, crenulate outer margin; without posterior median nipple-like process between setae h 1 or anterior tubercular patch; 5 pairs of setae (h 1-2, p 1-3), h 1 inserted dorsally, h 2 mediad ip; cerotegument with spherical pustules, with (Fig. 17) or without a pattern of raised ridges forming cells, parallel marginal folds present; sejugal tubercle well developed.