Phthiracarus (Neophthiracarus)

Right lateral view and left ano-genital plates of Phthiracarus insignis, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Phthiracaridae.

The subgenus Neophthiracarus of the genus Phthiracarus is a pantropical and subtropical group of phthiracaroid mites exhibiting ano-adanal neotrichy. The majority of known species have been described from Australasia and South America; a small number have been described from southern and eastern Asia and one species P. anosculpturatus is known from Kenya (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Body surface not strongly sculptured. Interlamellar setae long and smooth; the majority of notogastral setae of the same type. Ano-adanal plates with more than five pairs of setae.

<==Phthiracarus (Neophthiracarus Balogh & Csiszár 1963) (see below for synonymy) S04
    |--P. (*N.) insignis (Balogh & Csiszár 1963) [=*Neophthiracarus insignis] S04
    |--P. (N.) aculeatus (Niedbała & Colloff 1997) [=Austrophthiracarus aculeatus] S04
    |--P. (N.) aenus (Niedbała 2000) [=Austrophthiracarus aenus] S04
    |--P. (N.) anosculpturatus (Mahunka 1987) [=Hoplophthiracarus anosculpturatus] S04
    |--P. (N.) aokii (Niedbała 1987) S04 [=Austrophthiracarus aokii S04, Arphthicarus aokii H98]
    |--P. (N.) aureus (Niedbała 2000) [=Austrophthiracarus aureus] S04
    |--P. (N.) ‘baloghi’ (Niedbała 1987) non Feider & Suciu 1957 [=Austrophthiracarus baloghi] S04
    |--P. (N.) comosus (Aoki 1980) [=Neophthiracarus comosus] S04
    |--P. (N.) darwini (Mahunka 1980) S04 [=Antarctoplophora darwini S04, Austrophthiracarus darwini N86]
    |--P. (N.) diazae (Ojeda 1985) [=Protophthiracarus diazae; incl. Calyptophthiracarus cucundus Niedbała 1988] S04
    |--P. (N.) dilucidus (Niedbała 1988) [=Calyptophthiracarus dilucidus] S04
    |--P. (N.) egregius (Niedbała & Colloff 1997) [=Austrophthiracarus egregius] S04
    |--P. (N.) elizabethiensis (Niedbała 1988) [=Calyptophthiracarus elizabethiensis] S04
    |--P. (N.) equisetosus (Mahunka 1980) [=Neoprotophthiracarus equisetosus] S04
    |--P. (N.) espeletiae (Balogh 1984) [=Sturmacarus espeletiae] S04
    |--P. (N.) facetus (Niedbała & Colloff 1997) [=Austrophthiracarus facetus] S04
    |--P. (N.) foveoreticulatus (Mahunka 1980) [=Fuegoplophora foveoreticulata] S04
    |--P. (N.) hallidayi (Niedbała & Colloff 1997) [=Austrophthiracarus hallidayi] S04
    |--P. (N.) helluonis (Niedbała 1982) [=Neophthiracarus helluonis] S04
    |--P. (N.) hirtus (Balogh 1984) [=Sturmacarus hirtus] S04
    |--P. (N.) incrassatus (Niedbała 1984) S04 [=Neophthiracarus incrassatus S04, Austrophthiracarus incrassatus N86]
    |--P. (N.) kochi (Niedbała 1987) S04 [=Calyptophthiracarus kochi S04, Austrophthiracarus kochi CH98]
    |--P. (N.) lamingtoni (Niedbała 2000) [=Austrophthiracarus lamingtoni] S04
    |--P. (N.) multisetosus (Balogh & Balogh 1983) [=Austrophthiracarus multisetosus] S04
    |--P. (N.) mutabilis (Niedbała & Colloff 1997) [=Austrophthiracarus mutabilis] S04
    |--P. (N.) obsessus Subías 2004 S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |--P. (N.) perpropinqus (Niedbała & Colloff 1997) [=Austrophthiracarus perpropinqus] S04
    |--P. (N.) ‘pilosus’ (Niedbała & Colloff 1997) non Sergienko 1987 [=Austrophthiracarus pilosus] S04
    |--P. (N.) portentosus (Niedbała 1988) [=Calyptophthiracarus portentosus] S04
    |--P. (N.) praeoccupatus Subías 2004 (see below for synonymy) S04
    |--P. (N.) pulchellus (Niedbała 1993) [=Austrophthiracarus pulchellus] S04
    |--P. (N.) pullus (Niedbała 1989) [=Calyptophthiracarus pullus] S04
    |--P. (N.) repetitus Subías 2004 [=Austrophthiracarus largus Niedbała 2000 non P. largus Niedbała 1984] S04
    |--P. (N.) scopoli (Niedbała 1987) S04 [=Calyptophthiracarus scopoli S04, Austrophthiracarus scopoli CH98]
    |--P. (N.) shiptoni (Sheals & Macfarlane 1966) (see below for synonymy) S04
    |--P. (N.) tuberculatus (Niedbała & Corpuz-Raros 1998) [=Austrophthiracarus tuberculatus] S04
    |--P. (N.) villosus (Niedbała 1982) S04 [=Neophthiracarus villosus S04, Calyptophthiracarus villosus N86]
    |--P. (N.) wallworki (Balogh & Balogh 1983) [=Austrophthiracarus wallworki] S04
    `--P. (N.) willmanni (Niedbała 1987) [=Austrophthiracarus willmanni] S04

Phthiracarus (Neophthiracarus Balogh & Csiszár 1963) [incl. Antarctoplophora Mahunka 1980, Fuegoplophora Mahunka 1980, Neoprotophthiracarus Mahunka 1980, Sturmacarus Balogh 1984] S04

Phthiracarus (Neophthiracarus) obsessus Subías 2004 S04 [=Calyptophthiracarus sellnicki Niedbała 1987 non P. sellnicki Feider & Suciu 1957 S04, Austrophthiracarus sellnicki CH98]

Phthiracarus (Neophthiracarus) praeoccupatus Subías 2004 [=Austrophthiracarus dissonus Niedbała & Colloff 1997 non P. dissonus Niedbała 1983] S04

Phthiracarus (Neophthiracarus) shiptoni (Sheals & Macfarlane 1966) [=Neophthiracarus shiptoni; incl. Neoprotophthiracarus flagellatus Mahunka 1980, Phthiracarus mahunkai Niedbała 1994] S04

*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.

[H98] Halliday, R. B. 1998. Mites of Australia: A checklist and bibliography. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[N86] Niedbała, W. 1986. Catalogue des Phthiracaroidea (Acari), clef pour la détermination des espèces et descriptions d'espèces nouvelles. Annales Zoologici 40 (4): 309–370.

[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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