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). The type species, P. insignis, is known from forests in Argentina dominated by Chilean cedar Austrocedrus chilensis.

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


[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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