Astigmatina

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Astigmatina
Ear mite 1.JPG
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.

Astigmatina belongs to the Sarcoptiformes, which contains 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.

Taxonomy[edit]

The hyporder contains 11 superfamilies[1] with over thousands of genera[2] as follows:

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

incertae sedis[edit]

Troglotacaridae

References[edit]

  1. ^ HEINRICH SCHATZ; VALERIE M. BEHAN-PELLETIER; BARRY M. OCONNOR & ROY A. NORTON (2011). "Suborder Oribatida van der Hammen, 1968" (PDF). In Zhang, Z.-Q. Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness (PDF). Zootaxa. Magnolia Press. pp. 141–148. ISBN 978-1-86977-850-7. ISSN 1175-5334. 
  2. ^ Hallan, Joel (2005-03-07). "Astigmata". Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog. Retrieved 2016-01-18.