Cheyletiellidae

Cheyletiella yasguri from dog, photographed by Michael Dryden.


Belongs within: Cheyletidae.
Contains: Ornithocheyletiini.

The Cheyletiellidae have been recognised as a family of mites parasitic on birds and mammals. They are currently recognised as a derived and possibly non-monophyletic subgroup of the otherwise predatory Cheyletidae (Bochkov & Fain 2001).

Characters (from Bochkov & Fain 2001): Palpal tarsi without comb-like setae; palpal claws without teeth. Tarsi short and thick. Males with genital orifice situated dorsally.

<==Cheyletiellidae
    |--+--Criokeron Volgin 1966 [Criokerontinae, Criokerontini] BF01
    |  |    `--C. thailandicus BF01
    |  `--Niheliini [Niheliinae] BF01
    |       |  i. s.: Sciurocheyla squamosa Domrow & Baker 1963 BF01
    |       |--Smileycheles Fain 1979 BF01
    |       |    `--S. camerounensis Fain 1979 BF01
    |       `--+--Galagocheles Fain 1979 BF01
    |          |    `--G. lemuricola BF01
    |          `--Nihelia Domrow & Baker 1960 BF01
    |               `--N. cynictis BF01
    `--+--Teinocheylus Fain 1974 [Teinocheylinae, Teinocheylini] BF01
       |    `--T. longissimus BF01
       |--Metacheyletia Fain 1972 [Metacheyletiinae, Metacheyletiini] BF01
       |    `--M. obesa BF01
       |--Cheyletiellini [Cheyletiellinae] BF01
       |    |--Eucheyletiella Volgin 1969 BF01
       |    |    |--E. daurica BF01
       |    |    |--E. faini BF01
       |    |    |--E. johnstoni BF01
       |    |    |--E. ochotonae BF01
       |    |    |--E. pallasius BF01
       |    |    |--E. pusillinus BF01
       |    |    `--E. takahasii BF01
       |    `--Cheyletiella Canestrini 1886 BF01 [=Cheletiella B49; incl. Ewingella Vail & Augustson 1943 B49]
       |         |--*C. parasitivorax (Mégnin 1878) (see below for synonymy) B49
       |         |--C. blakei BF01
       |         |--C. dengi BF01
       |         |--C. furmani BF01
       |         |--C. katangae BF01
       |         |--C. romerolagi BF01
       |         |--C. strandmanni BF01
       |         `--C. yasguri Smiley 1970 BF01
       `--Ornithocheyletiini BF01

*Cheyletiella parasitivorax (Mégnin 1878) [=Cheyletus parasitivorax, Cheletiella parasitivorax; incl. *Ewingella americana Vail & Auguston 1943 non Cheyletiella americana Ewing 1909] B49

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B49] Baker, E. W. 1949. A review of the mites of the family Cheyletidae in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 99 (3238): 267-320.

[BF01] Bochkov, A. V., & A. Fain. 2001. Phylogeny and system of the Cheyletidae (Acari: Prostigmata) with special reference to their host-parasite associations. Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Entomologie 71: 5-36.

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