Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Boydaia sturni, from Skoracki et al. (2012).

Belongs within: Procurvata.

The Speleognathinae are a group of mites endoparasitic in the nasal mucosa of birds and mammals. They have no active instars between larva and adult with all three nymphal instars being calyptostatic within the larval skin (Walter et al. 2009).

<==Speleognathinae [Speleognathidae] AF00
    |  i. s.: Meropiboydaia Fain 1985 AF00, H98
    |           `--M. merops (Fain 1955) [=Boydaia merops, Aureliania merops, Neoboydaia merops] H98
    |         Speleochir aitkeni AF00
    |         Speleognathopsis Cooreman 1954 AF00, H98
    |           |--S. accipitris (Domrow 1969) [=Ophthalmognathus accipitris] H98
    |           |--S. benoiti Fain 1955 H98
    |           `--S. galli AF00
    |         Trispeleognathini WL09
    |--Astrida parrae AF00
    `--+--Psyttaboidaia AF00
       |--+--Speleognathus Womersley 1936 AF00
       |  |    |--*S. australis Womersley 1936 AF00
       |  |    `--S. schoutedeni Fain 1955 AF00, H98 (see below for synonymy)
       |  `--Neoboydaia Fain 1958 AF00, H98
       |       |--N. colymbiformi Clark 1964 H98
       |       `--N. philomachi (Fain 1956) [=Boydaia philomachi] H98
       `--Boydaia Womersley 1953 AF00, H98 [Boydaiini]
            |--B. aratingae AF00
            |--B. clavata AF00
            |--B. crassipes (Berlese & Trouessart 1889) [=Ereynetes crassipes, Riccardoella crassipes] H98
            |--B. falconis Fain 1956 H98
            |--B. hirundoae Fain 1956 H98
            |--B. maluri Domrow 1969 H98
            |--B. myzomelae Domrow 1969 H98
            |--B. nigra WL09
            |--B. podargi Fain & Lukoschus 1979 H98
            |--B. spatulata Fain 1955 [=B. sturni var. spatulata] H98
            |--B. sturnellae WL09
            |--B. sturni (Boyd 1948) [=Speleognathus sturni] H98
            |--B. trochila A91
            |--B. zosteropis Fain 1963 H98
            `--B. zumpti AF00

Speleognathus schoutedeni Fain 1955 AF00, H98 [=Neoboydaia schoutedeni H98, Ophthalmognathus schoutedeni H98, Trispeleognathus schoutedeni H98]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A91] André, H. M. 1991. The Tydeoidea: a striking exception to the Oudemans-Grandjean rule. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 2 pp. 293–296. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[AF00] André, H. M., & A. Fain. 2000. Phylogeny, ontogeny and adaptive radiation in the superfamily Tydeoidea (Acari: Actinedida), with a reappraisal of morphological characters. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 130: 405–448.

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

[WL09] Walter, D. E., E. E. Lindquist, I. M. Smith, D. R. Cook & G. W. Krantz. 2009. Order Trombidiformes. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 233–420. Texas Tech University Press.

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