Hermanniella sp., photographed by Pfliegler Walter.

Belongs within: Circumdehiscentiae.

The Hermanniellidae are a group of oribatid mites in which the tritonymphal scalp adheres very closely to the adult. In genera other than Hermanniella and Mahunkobates, the bothridia have become closely placed to each other and more or less removed from the prodorsal margin. The Venezuelan Mahunkobates singularis has the posteromarginal setae on the notogaster spiniform and ciliate, in contrast to the setiform and smooth setae on the remainder of the notogaster, and the more uniform notogastral setae in most species of Hermanniella (Balogh & Balogh 1992).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum without true lamellae; lamellar setae well developed. Hysterosoma with lateral tube. Notogaster without concentrically arranged scalps, but tritonymphal scalp adheres closely to notogaster and bears the most conspicuous notogastral setae; 4-14 pairs of well developed setae, the remainder extremely small.

<==Hermanniellidae [Opsiopheredermata]
    |--Mahunkobates Calugar 1989 S04
    |    `--*M. singularis Calugar 1989 S04
    |--Ampullobates Grandjean 1962 S04
    |    `--*A. nigriclavatus Grandjean 1962 S04
    |--Akansilvanus Fujikawa 1993 S04
    |    `--*A. parvus Fujikawa 1993 S04
    |--Sacculobates Grandjean 1962 [incl. Bruneiella Mahunka 1997] S04
    |    |--*S. horologiorum Grandjean 1962 S04
    |    `--S. sultan (Mahunka 1997) [=Bruneiella sultan] S04
    |--Dicastribates Balogh & Balogh 1988 S04
    |    |--*D. heterotrichus (Mahunka 1984) [=Sacculobates heterotrichus] S04
    |    `--D. tenuisetosus Choi, Bayartogtokh & Aoki 2001 S04
    |--Baloghacarus Mahunka 1983 S04
    |    |--*B. hauseri Mahunka 1983 S04
    |    `--B. australis Balogh & Mahunka 1981 S04
    |--Issaniella Grandjean 1962 S04
    |    `--*I. mograbin Grandjean 1962 S04
    |         |--I. m. mograbin S04
    |         `--I. m. hauseri Mahunka 2001 S04
    |--Hermannobates Hammer 1961 S04
    |    |--*H. monstruosus Hammer 1961 S04
    |    |--H. cubanus Starý 1998 S04
    |    |--H. flagelliseta Balogh & Mahunka 1981 S04
    |    |--H. hammerae Starý 1998 S04
    |    |--H. horridus Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio 1988 S04
    |    |--H. intermedius Calugar 1990 S04
    |    |--H. ruseki Starý 1998 S04
    |    `--H. scoparius Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio 1993 S04
    `--Hermanniella Berlese 1908 S04
         |--*H. granulata (Nicolet 1855) [=Hermannia granulata] S04
         |--H. aristosa Aoki 1965 S04
         |--H. barbata Moraza 1990 S04
         |--H. canestrinii (Tietze 1899) [=Hypochthonius canestrinii] S04
         |--H. clavasetosa Hammer 1966 S04
         |--H. clavigera Berlese 1908 S04
         |--H. congoensis Balogh 1958 S04
         |--H. diversisetosa Hammer 1966 S04
         |--H. dolosa Grandjean 1931 S04
         |--H. dubinini Sitnikova 1973 S04
         |--H. gibber Kulijev 1979 S04
         |--H. grandis Sitnikova 1973 S04
         |--H. humilis Balogh 1962 S04
         |--H. incondita Pérez-Íñigo 1987 S04
         |--H. issanielloides Gil-Martín & Subías 1997 S04
         |--H. laurisilvae Pérez-Íñigo 1972 S04
         |--H. longisetosa Hammer 1966 S04
         |--H. madagascarensis Balogh 1962 S04
         |--H. mastys Mahunka 1983 S04
         |--H. microsetosa Hammer 1966 S04
         |--H. multipora Sitnikova 1973 S04
         |--H. oblitera Sitnikova 1973 S04
         |--H. occidentalis Ewing 1918 [=H. punctulata occidentalis] S04
         |--H. orbiculata Hammer 1979 S04
         |--H. picea (Koch 1839) [=Nothrus piceus; incl. Hermannia arrecta Nicolet 1855] S04
         |--H. punctulata Berlese 1908 SK10, S04
         |    |--H. p. punctulata S59
         |    `--H. p. columbiana Sellnick 1959 S59
         |--H. reticulata Sitnikova 1973 S04
         |--H. robusta Ewing 1918 [=H. punctulata robusta] S04
         |--H. septentrionalis Berlese 1910 [=H. punctulata septentrionalis] S04
         |--H. serrata Sitnikova 1973 S04
         |--H. similis Sitnikova 1973 S04
         |--H. subnigra (Ewing 1909) [=Hermannia subnigra] S04
         |    |--H. s. subnigra [incl. H. punctulata columbiana Berlese 1910] S04
         |    |--H. s. rigida Jacot 1938 S04
         |    `--H. s. setacea Jacot 1937 S04
         |--H. thani Mahunka 1987 S04
         `--H. yasumai Aoki 1973 S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[SK10] Schäffer, S., S. Koblmüller, T. Pfingstl, C. Sturmbauer & G. Krisper. 2010. Ancestral state reconstruction reveals multiple independent evolution of diagnostic morphological characters in the "Higher Oribatida" (Acari), conflicting with current classification. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 246.

[S59] Sellnick, M. 1959. Acarina from southeastern Polynesia—II (Oribatidae). Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum 22 (9): 109–152.

[S04] Subías, L. S. 2004. Listado sistemático, sinonímico y biogeográfico de los ácaros oribátidos (Acariformes, Oribatida) del mundo (1758–2002). Graellsia 60 (número extraordinario): 3–305.

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