Anisitsiellidae

Bandakia sp., copyright Biodiversity Institute of Ontario.


Belongs within: Neohydrachnidia.

The Anisitsiellidae are a diverse group of freshwater mites of questionable monophyly, larvae of which are (where known) parasites of nematocerous Diptera (Walter et al. 2009).

Characters (from Walter et al. 2009): Adults with claws either present or absent on legs IV; when claws present, then lateral eyes usually located on platelets associated with ventral shield; venter with suture lines between coxal plates II-III complete; genital field with movable genital flaps flanking gonopore; genital acetabula conspicuous, lying free in gonopore.

<==Anisitsiellidae
    |  i. s.: Fuenticola Goldschmidt 2004 G04
    |           `--*F. sancheziana Goldschmidt 2004 G04
    |         Mamersopsides Viets 1916 G04
    |           |--*M. sigthori Viets 1916 G04
    |           |--M. neotropica Goldschmidt 2004 G04
    |           `--M. vietsi Cook 1966 G04
    |         Ranautonia dentipalpis Viets 1935 G04
    |--Nilotoniinae G04
    |    |--Mamersonia Viets 1954 G04
    |    |    |--*M. amazonica Viets 1954 G04 [=Nilotonia (*Mamersonia) amazonica RFF05]
    |    |    |--M. biscutata Bader 1995 G04
    |    |    |--M. cascada Goldschmidt 2004 G04
    |    |    |--M. monoscutata Bader 1995 G04
    |    |    |--M. scutata Cook 1966 G04
    |    |    |--M. similis Bader 1995 G04
    |    |    `--M. testudinata Cook 1966 G04
    |    `--Nilotonia Thor 1905 G04
    |         |  i. s.: N. fundamentalis Bader 1995 G04
    |         |         N. gallica Motas & Angelier 1967 G04
    |         |         N. longipora WP99
    |         |         N. ortali Bader 1995 G04
    |         |         N. parva Walter 1931 G04
    |         |         N. petri Cook 1979 G04
    |         |         N. pontifica Gerecke 1992 G04
    |         |--*N. (Nilotonia) loricata (Nordenskiöld 1905) [=Teutonia loricata] G04
    |         |--N. (Bolivartonia Orghidan & Gruia 1983) G04
    |         |    |--N. (*B.) simoni Orgjhidan & Gruia 1983 G04
    |         |    |--N. (B.) conjuncta Orghidan & Gruia 1983 S86
    |         |    |--N. (B.) curtipalpis Goldschmidt 2004 G04
    |         |    `--N. (B.) panzuda Goldschmidt 2004 G04
    |         |--N. (Dartia Soar 1917) G04
    |         |--N. (Guanacastonia Goldschmidt 2004) G04
    |         |    `--N. (*G.) pablito Goldschmidt 2004 G04
    |         `--N. (Manotonia Viets 1935) G04
    `--Anisitsiellinae [Mamersopsidae, Mamersopsinae] G04
         |--Mamersopsis Nordenskiöld 1905 G04
         |--Platymamersopsis Viets 1914 G04
         |--Anisitsiella Daday 1905 G04
         |    `--A. aculeata Daday 1905 RFF05
         |--Sigthoriella Besch 1964 G04
         |    `--S. hygropetrica Besch 1964 RFF05
         |--Psammotorrenticola Angelier 1951 [Psammotorrenticolinae] S86
         |    `--P. gracilis Angelier 1951 S86
         |--Utaxatax Habeeb 1964 S86
         |    `--U. ovalis Cook 1974 S86
         |--Mamersella Viets 1929 G04
         |    `--M. newelli Habeeb 1959 (n. d.) C91
         |--Stygomamersopsis Cook 1974 S86
         |    |--S. anisitisipalpis Cook 1974 S86
         |    `--S. viedmai Cook 1974 S86
         |--Mamersellides Lundblad 1937 G04
         |    |--*M. ventriperforatus Lundblad 1937 G04
         |    `--M. costenius Cramer & Smith 1993 G04
         |--Anisitsiellides Lundblad 1941 G04
         |    |--A. australis Smit 2002 RFF05
         |    |--A. chilensis Cook 1988 RFF05
         |    |--A. lundbladi Cook 1980 RFF05
         |    `--A. monticolus Lundblad 1941 RFF05
         |--Rutacarus Lundblad 1937 G04
         |    |--R. (Rutacarus) S86
         |    |    |--R. (R.) feradasae Cook 1980 S86
         |    |    `--R. (R.) pyriformis Lundblad 1937 RFF05
         |    `--R. (Neorutacarus Orghidan & Gruia 1983) S86
         |         `--R. (N.) angelieri Orghidan & Gruia 1983 RFF05
         |--Bandakiopsis fonticola WL09
         |--Cookacarus WL09
         |--Oregonacarus WL09
         |--Australiotonia WL09
         |--Rubicundula placibilis WL09
         `--Bandakia Thor 1913 G04
              |--*B. concreta Thor 1913 G04
              |--B. borealis Smith 1979 S86
              |--B. corsica Angelier 1951 G04
              |--B. elhacha Goldschmidt 2004 G04
              |--B. elongata Cook 1963 [incl. B. longipalpis Cook 1974] S86
              |--B. fragilis WL09
              |--B. hoffmannae Cramer & Smith 1991 G04
              |--B. mexicana Cramer & Smith 1991 G04
              |--B. oregonensis Smith 1979 S86
              |--B. phreatica Cook 1974 S86
              `--B. speciosa Viets 1953 G04

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[C91] Conroy, J. C. 1991. Acarology—a modern science. In Dusbábek, F. & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 5-16. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[G04] Goldschmidt, T. 2004. Untersuchungen über Wassermilben der Familie Anisitsiellidae Koenike 1910 aus der Neotropis (Arachnida, Acari, Actinedida, Hydrachnidia). Senckenbergiana Biologica 83 (2): 113-150.

[RFF05] Rosso de Ferradás, B. & H. R. Fernández. 2005. Elenco y biogeografía de los ácaros acuáticos (Acari, Parasitengona, Hydrachnidia) de Sudamérica. Graellsia 61 (2): 181-224.

[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.

[WL09] 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, pp. 233-420. Texas Tech University Press.

[WP99] Walter, D. E. & H. C. Proctor. 1999. Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. CABI Publishing: Wallingford (UK).

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