Astigmatina

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Astigmatina
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Otodectes cyanotis
(Psoroptidia: Psoroptidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Sarcoptiformes
(unranked): Astigmatina
Superfamilies

Acaridia

Acaroidea
Canestrinioidea
Glycyphagoidea
Hemisarcoptoidea
Histiostomatoidea
Hypoderoidea
Schizoglyphoidea

Psoroptidia

Analgoidea
Freyanoidea
Psoroptoidea
Pterolichoidea
Pyroglyphoidea
Diversity
c. 80 families
> 1,000 genera
> 3,400 species

The Astigmatina are a "cohort" of mites. They belong to the Sarcoptiformes, which contain the "biting" Acariformes. Many species are parasites of vertebrates. Most notorious among these are the Psoroptidia, which contain such notable taxa as feather mites and Sarcoptes scabiei.

The Astigmata are of unclear relationships to those mites commonly united as Oribatida. The latter appear to be paraphyletic and in need of division into two orders, as some of them (e.g. certain Desmonomata) seem closer to Astigmata than to other Oribatida.

Taxonomy[edit]

Acaridia (> 400 genera, > 1300 species)
Psoroptidia (> 600 genera, > 2,000 species)

incertae sedis[edit]

Troglotacaridae

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