Listrophoridae

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Listrophoridae
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Listrophoridae
Type genus
Listrophorus
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Listrophoridae is a family of mites in the suborder Psoroptidia of the order Sarcoptiformes. The family contains small, long mites specialized for grasping the hairs of mammals.[1] North American genera include:[2]

Asiochirus is one Asian genus.[3] Unidentified listrophorids have been found on the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in Florida and Georgia.[4]

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  1. ^ Whitaker and Wilson, 1974, p. 11
  2. ^ Whitaker and Wilson, 1974, pp. 10–11; Whitaker et al., 2007, p. 21
  3. ^ Whitaker et al., 2007, p. 21
  4. ^ Worth, 1950, p. 331; Wilson and Durden, 2003, table 1

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