Ventral view of male of Balcanohydracarus alveolatus (minus capitulum) from Schwoerbel (1986).

Belongs within: Acaromorpha.

The Hungarohydracaridae are a family of strongly armoured freshwater mites found in hyporheic habitats. Hungarohydracarids are mostly Holarctic in distribution.

Characters (from Walter et al. 2009): Dorsal and ventral shields present; palpi uncate with palpfemur bearing two medioventral setae or patch of medial setae; genital acetabula numerous, lying on acetabular plates flanking gonopore in females, confined to gonopore in males.

    |--Cubanohydracarus Orghidan & Gruia 1980 [Cubanohydracarinae] S86
    |    `--C. elegans Orghidan & Gruia 1980 S86
    |--Balcanohydracarus Motas & Tanasachi 1948 [Balcanohydracarinae] S86
    |    |--B. alveolatus Motas & Tanasachi 1948 S86
    |    `--B. corsicus Angelier 1951 S86
    |--Arenohydracarus Cook 1974 [Arenohydracarinae] S86
    |    |--A. eremitus Cook 1974 S86
    |    |--A. minimus Cook 1974 S86
    |    `--A. pseudominimus Orghidan & Gruia 1983 S86
    `--Hungarohydracarinae S86
         |--Hungarohydracarus Szalay 1943 S86
         |    |--H. indicus Cook 1967 S86
         |    |--H. subterraneus Szalay 1943 S86
         |    |    |--H. s. subterraneus S86
         |    |    |--H. s. italicus Schwoerbel 1961 S86
         |    |    `--H. s. multiporus Angelier 1949 S86
         |    `--H. szalayi Cook 1967 S86
         `--Bharatohydracarus Cook 1967 S86
              |--B. elongatus Cook 1967 S86
              |--B. imamurai Cook 1967 S86
              |--B. japonicus (Imamura 1957) [=Balcanohydracarus japonicus; incl. Ba. latus Imamura 1959] S86
              |--B. orientalis Cook 1967 S86
              |--B. phreaticus Cook 1967 S86
              |--B. schwoerbeli Cook 1967 S86
              `--B. similis Cook 1967 S86

*Type species of generic name indicated


[S86] Schwoerbel, J. 1986. Acari: “Hydrachnellae”. In Stygofauna Mundi: A Faunistic, Distributional, and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial) (L. Botosaneanu, ed.) pp. 652-696. E. J. Brill / Dr. W. Backhuys: Leiden.

Walter, D. E., E. E. Lindquist, I. M. Smith, D. R. Cook & G. W. Krantz. 2009. Order Trombidiformes. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 233-420. Texas Tech University Press.

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