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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Sarcoptiformes
Family: Sarcoptidae
Genus: Sarcoptes

Sarcoptes is a genus of mites.

In some contexts, the types are all considered subordinate to Sarcoptes scabiei.

  • Sarcoptes scabiei var. bovis
  • S. s. var. canis
  • S. s. var. caprae
  • S. s. var. equi
  • S. s. var. hominis
  • S. s. var. ovis
  • S. s. var. suis

In other cases, (as with S. equi), these are sometimes considered distinct species.

The term Sarcoptes canis appears in older references,[1] but is now usually described as Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis[2] or Sarcoptes scabiei canis.