Full name: Bdellid & Cunaxid Databases UPDATED!
Short name: BdelloideaBase
Version: Sep 2011
Release date: 2012-05-15
Authors/editors: Den Heyer J.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Arachnida - Prostigmata - Bdelloidea - Bdellidae, Cunaxidae
English name of the group: Bdellid and cunaxid mites
Number of species: 593
Number of infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 72
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 665
Abstract: The Bdelloidea are free-living, predatory mites with a cosmopolitan distribution, inhabiting practically all temperate zones. They inhabit the top soil layer, most vegetation strata and the marine littoral zone. The CunaxidBase was compiled by Dr. Jacob den Heyer (custodian), consisting of 329 species and 4 synonyms. The BdellidBase, consisting of 246 valid species and 66 synonyms, was compiled by Drs Jacob den Heyer and F.A. Hernandes (custodian). The BdelloideaBase substitutes for the CunaxidBase of the 2011 Annual Checklist.
Organization: Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa; Departamento de Zoologia e Botanica, Acarology laboratory, UNESP - Sao Paulo State University, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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