Orobatida gen. & sp. ‘Rapa Nui’

Rapa Nui Beetle Mite (Orobatida gen. & sp.)

This species is known from core samples that were collected from the lake in the Rano Kau volcano on Rapa Nui, it is known from three samples from depths of 11,05 to 10,3 m. [1]

The species appears to be extinct now.



[1] M. Horrocks; M. Marra; W. T. Baisden; J. Flenley; D. Feek; L. González Nualart; S. Haoa-Cardinali; T. Edmunds Gorman: Pollen, phytoliths, arthropods and high-resolution 14C sampling from Rano Kau, Easter Island: evidence for late Quaternary environments, ant (Formicidae) distributions and human activity. Journal of Paleolimnology 50(4): 417-432. 2013


edited: 10.12.2018