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

Belongs within: Phthiracaridae.

Rhacaplacarus is a cosmopolitan genus of phthiracarid mites. The type species R. amoenus was described from Uganda and probably the greater number of known species are from Africa (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Inner margin of ano-adanal plates with three pairs of setae equal in length and their distance from one another. Seta d on tibia IV long, removed from solenidion.

<==Rhacaplacarus Niedbała 1986 S04
    |--R. (Rhacaplacarus) S04
    |    |--*R. (R.) amoenus (Niedbała 1983) S04 [=Hoplophorella amoena S04, Steganacarus (R.) amoenus N86]
    |    |--R. (R.) aduncus (Niedbała & Colloff 1997) [=Plonaphacarus aduncus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) ambiguus (Niedbała 1982) [=Hoplophthiracarus ambiguus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) berlesei (Niedbała 1987) [=Rhacaplacarus berlesei] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) brevisetus (Mahunka 1984) [=Hoplophthiracarus brevisetus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) contrarius (Niedbała 1984) [=Hoplophthiracarus contrarius] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) diaphoros (Niedbała 2000) [=Steganacarus (R.) diaphoros] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) dikros (Niedbała 2000) [=Plonaphacarus dikros] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) discrepus (Niedbała 1982) [=Hoplophthiracarus discrepus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) dispar (Niedbała 2000) [=Plonaphacarus dispar] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) ecphylus (Niedbała 2001) [=Plonaphacarus ecphylus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) feideri (Niedbała 1987) [=Plonaphacarus feideri] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) forsslundi (Niedbała 1987) [=Plonaphacarus forsslundi] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) granulatus (Banks 1902) [=Hoploderma granulatum] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) inflatus (Niedbała 1984) S04 [=Hoplophthiracarus inflatus S04, Steganacarus (R.) inflatus N86]
    |    |--R. (R.) insignitus (Niedbała 1989) [=Plonaphacarus insignitus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) insolens (Niedbała 2000) [=Plonaphacarus insolens] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) jacoti (Niedbała 1987) [=Steganacarus (R.) jacoti] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) kaszabi (Balogh 1988) [=Hoplophthiracarus kaszabi] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) laetabilis (Niedbała 1988) S04 [=Hoplophorella laetabilis S04, Steganacarus (R.) laetabilis N86]
    |    |--R. (R.) laterospinosus Mahunka 1993 S04
    |    |--R. (R.) lividus (Niedbała 2000) [=Hoplophthiracarus lividus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) loebli (Mahunka 1985) [=Hoplophthiracarus loebli] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) machadoi (Balogh 1958) S04 [=Steganacarus machadoi S04, Plonaphacarus machadoi N86]
    |    |--R. (R.) montigenus (Niedbała 1981) [=Hoplophthiracarus montigenus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) ngongi (Niedbała 2001) [=Plonaphacarus ngongi] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) optivus (Niedbała 1994) [=Plonaphacarus optivus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) ortizi (Pérez-Íñigo 1970) [=Steganacarus ortizi] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) persimilis (Niedbała 1994) [=Plonaphacarus persimilis] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) pervigens (Niedbała 1988) S04 [=Hoplophorella pervigens S04, Steganacarus (R.) pervigens N86]
    |    |--R. (R.) rafalskii (Niedbała 1997) [=Plonaphacarus rafalskii] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) sarawaki (Niedbała 2000) [=Austrophthiracarus sarawaki] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) scrupeus (Niedbała 1989) [=Plonaphacarus scrupeus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) spinatus (Niedbała 2001) [=Steganacarus (R.) spinatus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) spiniferus Mahunka 1993 S04
    |    |--R. (R.) spiniger (Aoki 1980) S04 [=Hoplophorella spiniger S04, Steganacarus (R.) spiniger N86]
    |    |--R. (R.) succinctus (Niedbała 2001) [=Steganacarus (R.) succinctus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) tanzicus (Mahunka 1993) [=Hoplophthiracarus (Plonaphacarus) tanzicus] S04
    |    |--R. (R.) thoreaui (Jacot 1930) [=Steganacarus thoreaui] S04
    |    `--R. (R.) zicsii (Mahunka 1988) [=Steganacarus (R.) zicsii] S04
    `--R. (Mantigueracarus Balogh & Mahunka 1992) S04
         |--R. (*M.) baggioi (Balogh & Mahunka 1992) [=*Mantigueracarus baggioi] S04
         |--R. (M.) aculeatus (Mahunka 1995) [=Hoplophthiracarus (Plonaphacarus) aculeatus] S04
         |--R. (M.) grandjeani (Niedbała 1987) [=Plonaphacarus grandjeani] S04
         |--R. (M.) incredibilis (Niedbała 1982) S04 (see below for synonymy)
         `--R. (M.) perezinigoi (Balogh & Mahunka 1992) [=Mantigueracarus perezinigoi] S04

Rhacaplacarus (Mantigueracarus) incredibilis (Niedbała 1982) S04 [=Neophthiracarus incredibilis S04, Hoplophthiracarus incredibilis N86]

*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.

[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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