Hirstionyssus (Hirstionyssus)

Venter (left) and dorsum of female Hirstionyssus parvisoma, from Herrin & Yunker (1975). Scale bar equals 100 µm.

Belongs within: Laelapidae.

Hirstionyssus is a genus of blood-feeding parasites of small mammals with a holodorsal shield and retrorse non-setigerous spurs on one or more of the coxae (Evans & Till 1979).

<==Hirstionyssus Fonseca 1948 (Hirstionyssus) HY75
    |--H. (H.) talpae Zemskaya 1955 ET79 [incl. *H. arcuatus Fonseca 1948 (preoc.) ET79, Dermanyssus arcuatus E57]
    |--H. (H.) brachysternum Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    |--H. (H.) brevicalcar Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    |--H. (H.) butantanensis (Fonseca 1932) HY75 (see below for synonymy)
    |--H. (H.) dorsolatus Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    |--H. (H.) galindoi Strandtmann & Yunker 1966 HY75
    |--H. (H.) heteromydis Strandtmann & Yunker 1966 HY75
    |--H. (H.) keenani Strandtmann & Yunker 1966 HY75
    |--H. (H.) parvisoma Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    |--H. (H.) proctolatus Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    |--H. (H.) rhipidomys Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    `--H. (H.) venezuelensis Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75

Hirstionyssus (Hirstionyssus) butantanensis (Fonseca 1932) HY75 [=Ichoronyssus butantanensis HY75, Echinonyssus butantanensis FH93; incl. Liponyssus latiscutatus de Meillon & Lavoipierre 1944 HY75, Ichoronyssus orcadensis Turk 1946 HY75]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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.

[HY75] Herrin, C. S., & C. E. Yunker. 1975. Systematics of neotropical Hirstionyssus mites with special emphasis on Venezuela (Acarina: Mesostigmata). Brighman Young University Science Bulletin—Biological Series 20 (2): 93–127.

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