Ameroseius womersleyi, new name Ameroseius ornatus Womersley, 1956a: 547. Junior secondary homonym.,

Masan, Peter, 2017, A revision of the family Ameroseiidae (Acari, Mesostigmata), with some data on Slovak fauna, ZooKeys 704, pp. 1-228: 1

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scientific name

Ameroseius womersleyi, new name Ameroseius ornatus Womersley, 1956a: 547. Junior secondary homonym.
status

 

Ameroseius womersleyi, new name Ameroseius ornatus Womersley, 1956a: 547. Junior secondary homonym. 

Ameroseius ornatus  . - Halliday 1997: 182; Kazemi and Rajaei 2013: 65; Nemati et al. 2013: 19. not Cornubia ornata  Turk, 1943: 859. Synonymy with Ameroseius corbiculus  (Sowerby, 1806) by Turk (1953).

Type depository.

South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia.

Type locality and habitat.

Australia, Tasmania, from strawberry plants.

Comparative material.

Australia: 1 ♀ ( SAMA: ARA73140, holotype) - June 1952, Burnley, Victoria, on strawberry leaves ex Tasmania, det. H. Womersley.

Remarks.

Ameroseius ornatus  Womersley, 1956 is a junior secondary homonym of Cornubia ornata  Turk, 1943, Cornubia  being a junior synonym of Ameroseius  . Turk (1953) synonymised Cornubia ornata  Turk, 1943, under Ameroseius corbiculus  (Sowerby, 1806). Since C. ornata  is the type species of Cornubia  Turk, 1943, and A. corbiculus  is the type species of Ameroseius  Berlese, 1904, the above arrangement naturally follows. I hereby rename Ameroseius ornatus  Womersley, 1956 Ameroseius womersleyi  nom. n. in recognition of Herbert Womersley and his work on the taxonomy of the mites, including Ameroseiidae  .

I examined the holotype female of this species and could detect the normal complement of 29 pairs of setae on dorsal shield (not stated in original description), including j1 which are missing in the holotype (together with a small part of vertex). In Ameroseius womersleyi  , st3 are on soft integument, opisthogastric soft integument presumably has six pairs of setae (JV4 present), and fixed digit of chelicera possesses three well observable teeth on proximal masticatory area of which two proximal are slightly smaller and somewhat separate from the most distal tooth. The recent diagnosis given by Halliday (1997) does not require additional amendment.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Ameroseiidae

Genus

Ameroseius

Loc

Ameroseius womersleyi, new name Ameroseius ornatus Womersley, 1956a: 547. Junior secondary homonym.

Masan, Peter 2017
2017
Loc

Cornubia ornata

Turk 1943
1943
Loc

Ameroseius ornatus

Berlese 1904
1904
Loc

Ameroseius corbiculus

Berlese 1904
1904