Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Taiwanoppia hungarorum, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Oppiidae.

Taiwanoppia is a pantropical genus of smooth-bodied oppioid oribatid mites.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992, as Vietoppia): Prodorsum with costulae, lamellar and translamellar lines absent; interlamellar setae well developed; sensillus capitate. Body smooth; notogaster with nine pairs of setae; without protruding humeral processes; crista absent. Apodemata IV present. Genital plates with five pairs of setae.

<==Taiwanoppia Tseng 1982 S04
    |--T. (Taiwanoppia) [incl. Vietoppia Mahunka 1988] S04
    |    |--*T. (T.) subtropica Tseng 1982 S04
    |    |--T. (T.) fujianensis (Wang 1993) [=Vietoppia fujianensis] S04
    |    |--T. (T.) hungarorum (Mahunka 1988) S04 [=*Vietoppia hungarorum BB92]
    |    `--T. (T.) papillaris Tseng 1982 S04
    `--T. (Paragloboppia Subías 1989) S04
         |--T. (*P.) diversiseta (Mahunka 1985) S04 [=Oppia diversiseta S04, Vietoppia (*P.) diversiseta BB92]
         |--T. (P.) calva (Warburton 1912) [=Notaspis clavipectinata calva] S04
         |--T. (P.) mercedesae (Arillo & Subías 1997) [=Vietoppia (P.) mercedesae] S04
         |--T. (P.) pacifica (Ohkubo & Aoki 1995) [=Vietoppia (P.) pacifica] S04
         |--T. (P.) senegalensis (Mahunka 1975) [=Oppia senegalensis] S04
         `--T. (P.) trichotos (Balogh & Mahunka 1977) [=Oppia trichotos] S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BB92] Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[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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