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

Belongs within: Oppioidea.

Membranoppia is a genus of oppiid oribatid mites found in the Neotropical and austral regions. They are divided between two subgenera; species of Pravoppia have setae c2 much longer than the other notogastral setae whereas in Membranoppia sensu stricto they are apparently absent and represented only by the alveoli (Balogh & Balogh 1992).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellar and translamellar lines present, costulae absent; sensillus globular. Notogaster with crista absent; setae c2 originating anterior to setae lm. Genital plates with six pairs of setae. Fissure iad inverse apoanal.

<==Membranoppia Hammer 1968 S04
    |--M. (Membranoppia) [incl. Nesoppia Luxton 1985] S04
    |    |--*M. (M.) krivoluzkyi Hammer 1968 [incl. M. karppineni Hammer 1968] S04
    |    |--M. (M.) breviclava (Hammer 1958) [=Oppia breviclava] S04
    |    |--M. (M.) sitnikovae Hammer 1968 S04
    |    |--M. (M.) truncata (Hammer 1961) [=Oppia truncata] S04
    |    `--M. (M.) tuxeni Hammer 1968 S04
    `--M. (Pravoppia Luxton 1985) S04
         |--M. (*P.) disjuncta (Wallwork 1964) [=Oppia disjuncta] S04
         |--M. (P.) argentinensis (Balogh & Csiszár 1963) [=Oppia argentinensis] S04
         |--M. (P.) campbellensis (Wallwork 1964) [=Oppia campbellensis] S04
         |--M. (P.) loxolineata (Wallwork 1965) S04 (see below for synonymy)
         |--M. (P.) patagonica (Mahunka 1980) [=Oppia patagonica] S04
         |--M. (P.) pseudocorrugata (Mahunka 1980) [=Oppia pseudocorrugata] S04
         |--M. (P.) scotiae (Wallwork 1970) [=Oppia scotiae] S04
         |--M. (P.) ventrolaminata (Hammer 1962) [=Oppia ventrolaminata] S04
         `--M. (P.) wallworki (Mahunka 1980) [=Globoppia wallworki] S04

Membranoppia (Pravoppia) loxolineata (Wallwork 1965) S04 [=Oppia loxolineata S04, Globoppia loxolineata CH98; incl. O. loxolineata longipilosa Covarrubias 1968 non O. ornata longipilosa Kunst 1958 S04, G. loxolineata longipilosa SBG97]

*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.

[CH98] Colloff, M. J., & R. B. Halliday. 1998. Oribatid Mites: A catalogue of Australian genera and species. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[SBG97] Starý, J., W. Block & P. Greenslade. 1997. Oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of sub-Antarctic Heard Island. Journal of Natural History 31: 545–553.

[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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