Passalozetidae Grandjean, 1954, Grandjean, 1954

Fischer, Barbara M. & Schatz, Heinrich, 2013, Biodiversity of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) along an altitudinal gradient in the Central Alps, Zootaxa 3626 (4), pp. 429-454: 444

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Passalozetidae Grandjean, 1954


Passalozetidae Grandjean, 1954  

Passalozetes intermedius Mihelcic, 1954  

Distribution: Central and Southern Europe, Caucasia, Central and Eastern Asia

Habitat: in xeric habitats; dry meadows

Obergurgl area: pine forest at 2050 m (Zirbenwald)

Remark: In previous studies Passalozetes perforatus   was detected at 2230 m (alpine meadows with lichen communities) and at 2800–3100 m (Androsacetum alpinae), in the latter in rather high abundances of 300–600 individuals/m 2. Further investigations must be carried out to reveal if this genus is now restricted to lower altitudes. Nomenclatural remark: Bipassalozetes   (B.) intermedius   (Mihelcic, 1954) according to Subías (2012)