Dentizetes rudentiger Hammer, 1952

Behan-Pelletier, Valerie M. & Lindo, Zoë, 2019, Checklist of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of Canada and Alaska, Zootaxa 4666 (1), pp. 1-180: 135

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Dentizetes rudentiger Hammer, 1952


Dentizetes rudentiger Hammer, 1952  

Geographic Location: YT: Ivvavik NP, British Mtns, 69°15’N, 140°09’W ( Behan-Pelletier 1986; Behan- Pelletier 1997b); BC: Interior ( Battigelli et al. 2004); Mt. Cain ( Fagan et al. 2005); AB: Kananaskis Country, Fortress Mountain; Banff NP; Jasper NP, Athabasca Glacier; Waterton Lakes NP ( Hammer, 1952b; Behan- Pelletier 1986); Kananaskis Forest Experiment Station, Seebe ( Powell 1971; Powell & Skaley 1975; Powell et al. 1972); Jasper, near railway station ( Hammer 1952b); ABMI Sites ( Walter et al. 2014).

Habitats: dry tundra; boreal forest litter; Amabilis fir, aspen litter; subalpine spruce, willow litter; White pine bark, litter; under bark of spruce infested with Dendroctonus   and Ips   ; cankers of comandra blister rust.

Distribution: Western Nearctic.

Genus Diapterobates Grandjean, 1936  

Remarks: Diapterobates   was included in Humerobatidae   by Subías (2004), without explanation. We retain Diapterobates   in Ceratozetidae   , based on morphology of its immatures ( Behan-Pelletier 1986), which is unlike that of Humerobates ( Grandjean 1970)   .