Trachyuropoda sp., copyright Centre for Biodiversity Genomics.

Belongs within: Uropodoidea.

Trachyuropoda is a genus of strongly sculptured uropodoid mites. Species are mostly myrmecophilous though the species T. termitophila is found in association with termites (Lindquist et al. 2009).

Characters (from Evans & Till 1979): Strongly sculptured species without perigenital field; levator tendon of movable digit of chelicera with a sclerotised node; dorsal shield not divided; forked pilus dentilis present; idiosoma not constricted posterior to coxae IV; opisthogaster lacking sub-circular setae-bearing depressions; pedofossae present in both sexes; femur I with eight setae; genu I with pair of ventral setae; genua III and IV each with at least one ventral seta.

<==Trachyuropoda Berlese 1888 FH93 (see below for synonymy)
    |--*T. festiva Berlese 1888 ET79
    |--T. ablesi Hirschmann 1976 FH93
    |--T. auricularis (Hull 1923) [=Janetiella auricularis] H98
    |--T. baloghisimilis Hirschmann 1976 VKC07
    |--T. borinqueni Fox 1957 FH93
    |--T. bostocki ET79
    |--T. constricta Banks 1916 (n. d.) H98
    |--T. dominula Berlese 1910 [=T. (Janetiella) dominula] FH93
    |--T. formicaria (Lubbock 1881) AKK96, E57 [=Uropoda formicariae E57, *Urotrachytes formicariae E57]
    |--T. gracilis VKC07
    |--T. laminosa (Can. & Berl. 1884) S22, S61 [=T. (Urojanetia) laminosa S22]
    |--T. leai Banks 1916 (n. d.) H98
    |--T. lindquisti Hirschmann 1976 FH93
    |--T. longa Ewing 1917 FH93
    |--T. mahunkai VKC07
    |--T. mesofovea VKC07
    |--T. mexicana Hirschmann 1976 FH93
    |--T. michaeli Ewing 1910 [=Glyphopsis michaeli] FH93
    |--T. quadriauricularia Hirshmann 1976 VKC07
    |--T. schusteri VKC07
    |--T. similiathiasae VKC07
    |--T. termitophila LKW09
    `--T. trinidadis Hirschmann 1976 [incl. T. margaretaensis Hirschmann 1979] FH93

Trachyuropoda Berlese 1888 FH93 [incl. Michaeliella Berlese 1904 FH93, Paulitzia Oudemans 1915 FH93, Urotrachytes Berlese 1904 ET79]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AKK96] Alberti, G., T. Kaiser & A.-K. Klauer. 1996. New ultrastructural observations of the coxal glands (nephridia) of Acari. In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 309–318. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

[E57] Evans, G. O. 1957. An introduction to the British Mesostigmata (Acarina) with keys to families and genera. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 43: 203–259.

[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.

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

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

[LKW09] Lindquist, E. E., G. W. Krantz & D. E. Walter. 2009. Order Mesostigmata. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 124–232. Texas Tech University Press.

[S22] Schweizer, J. 1922. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der terrestrischen Milbenfauna der Schweiz. Verhandl. Naturf. Ges. Basel 33: 23–112, 4 pls.

[S61] Schweizer, J. 1961. Die Landmilben der Schweiz (Mittelland, Jura und Alpen): Parasitiformes Reuter, mit 246 Arten und Varietäten und 268 meist kombinierten Originalzeichnungen. Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft [Mémoires de la Société Helvétique des Sciences Naturelles] 84: i–vii, 1–207.

[VKC07] Vázquez, M. M., H. Klompen & C. I. Chargoy. 2007. Study of the Uropodina (Acari: Mesostigmata) in tropical forests of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico and Belize. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. M. Behan-Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas & M. Badii (eds) Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress pp. 43–50. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

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