Ommatocepheus nortoni Arillo et al. 2008 (oribatid mite)

Arachnida - Acariformes - Cepheidae

Full reference: A. Arillo, L. S. Subías, and U. Shtanchaeva. 2008. A new fossil oribatid mite, Ommatocepheus nortoni sp. nov. (Acariformes, Oribatida, Cepheidae), from a new outcrop of Lower Cretaceous Álava amber (northern Spain). Systematic & Applied Acarology 13:252-255

Belongs to Ommatocepheus according to A. Arillo et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MCNA 13348, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Salinillas de Buradón (Alava amber), which is in an Albian terrestrial amber in Spain.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Salinillas de Buradón (Alava amber)

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