Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Sternoppia brasiliensis, from Norton & Behan-Pelletier (2009).

Belongs within: Circumdehiscentiae.

Sternoppia is a genus of oppioid oribatid mites characterised by large plumose coxisternal setae together with two overlapping plates covering the coxisternum (Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009).

<==Sternoppia Balogh & Mahunka 1968 [incl. Synoppia Balogh & Mahunka 1969; Sternoppiidae] S04
    |--*S. mirabilis Balogh & Mahunka 1968 S04
    |--S. boliviana Balogh & Mahunka 1969 S04
    |--S. brasiliensis Franklin & Woas 1992 S04
    |--S. incisa Balogh & Mahunka 1977 S04
    |--S. minor Balogh & Mahunka 1980 S04
    |--S. quadriseta (Balogh & Mahunka 1969) [=Synoppia quadriseta] S04
    |--S. reticulata Balogh & Mahunka 1969 S04
    |--S. sphaerodendron Balogh & Mahunka 1979 S04
    |--S. striata Mahunka 1983 S04
    `--S. vicina Balogh & Mahunka 1980 S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


Norton, R. A., & V. M. Behan-Pelletier. 2009. Suborder Oribatida. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 430–564. Texas Tech University Press.

[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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