Chicken mite Dermanyssus gallinae, from here.

Belongs within: Gamasina.

The Dermanyssidae are a group of mites ectoparasitic on birds and mammals.

Characters (from Evans & Till 1979): Tritosternum present; chelicerae in nymphal stages and female with second article conspicuously elongated, slender, stylet-like with digits minute; tarsi III and IV of male with seta pv2 modified into short tooth-like projection.

<==Dermanyssidae [Dermanyssida, Dermanyssinae]
    |--Liponyssoides Hirst 1913 H98
    |    |--L. adsonis Domrow 1992 H98
    |    |--L. intermedius M68
    |    |--L. lukoschusi Domrow 1979 H98
    |    |--L. sanguineus R01
    |    `--L. warnekei Domrow 1963 H98
    `--Dermanyssus Dugès 1834 H98
         |  i. s.: D. lacertarum (Contarini 1843) [=Ricinus lacertarum] CF77
         |         D. lanius CF77
         |         D. richiardii Canestrini & Fanzago 1877 CF77
         |--D. (Dermanyssus) M68
         |    |--*D. (D.) gallinae (De Geer 1778) ET79 (see below for synonymy)
         |    |--D. (D.) chelidonis M68
         |    |--D. (D.) grochovskae M68
         |    |--D. (D.) hirsutus M68
         |    |--D. (D.) hirundinis (Hermann 1804) M68, H98 [=Acarus hirundinis CF77]
         |    |--D. (D.) prognephilus M68
         |    |--D. (D.) quintus M68
         |    |--D. (D.) transvaalensis M68
         |    `--D. (D.) triscutatus M68
         `--D. (Microdermanyssus Moss 1967) ET79
              |--D. (*M.) alaudae (Schrank 1781) [=Acarus alaudae] ET79
              |--D. (M.) americanus Ewing 1923 M68, H98
              `--D. (M.) brevis M68

*Dermanyssus (Dermanyssus) gallinae (De Geer 1778) ET79 [=Acarus gallinae CF77, Pulex gallinae CF77, Gamasus gallinae CF77; incl. Dermanyssus avium Dugès 1834 H98]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CF77] Canestrini, G., & F. Fanzago. 1877. Intorno agli Acari Italiani. Atti del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Serie 5, 4: 69–208, pls 2–7.

[ET79] Evans, G. O., & W. M. Till. 1979. Mesostigmatic mites of Britain and Ireland (Chelicerata: Acari-Parasitiformes). An introduction to their external morphology and classification. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 35: 139–270.

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

[M68] Moss, W. W. 1968. Experiments with various techniques of numerical taxonomy. Systematic Zoology 17 (1): 31–47.

[R01] Russell, R. C. 2001. The medical significance of Acari in Australia. In: Halliday, R. B., D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff (eds) Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress pp. 535–546. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

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