Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Brachioppiella periculosa, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Oppioidea.

Brachioppiella is a genus of oppiid oribatid mites found in tropical parts of the world, as well as in the Australian region (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with costulae, lamellar and translamellar lines absent. Notogaster without protruding humeral processes; crista absent; with nine pairs of setae. Genital plates with four or five pairs of setae; setae ad1 postanal; fissure iad inverse apoanal.

<==Brachioppiella Hammer 1962S04
    |  i. s.: B. arcuale (Berlese 1913)C-R79
    |         B. robustia (Berlese 1913)C-R79
    |--B. (Brachioppiella) [incl. Ugandoppia Mahunka 1988]S04
    |    |--*B. (B.) periculosa Hammer 1962S04
    |    |--B. (B.) bifurcata (Mahunka 1998) [=Ugandoppia bifurcata]S04
    |    |--B. (B.) biseriata (Balogh & Mahunka 1975) [=Oppia biseriata]S04
    |    |--B. (B.) hannecarti Balogh & Balogh 1983S04
    |    |--B. (B.) higginsi (Hammer 1968) [=Brachioppia higginsi]S04
    |    |--B. (B.) nasalis (Evans 1953) [=Oppia nasalis]S04
    |    |--B. (B.) paranasalis Lee & Subías 1991S04
    |    |--B. (B.) rajskii Hammer 1968S04
    |    |--B. (B.) ramosa (Karppinen 1966) [=Oppia ramosa]S04
    |    |--B. (B.) tenuicoma (Hammer 1958) [=Oppia tenuicoma]S04
    |    |--B. (B.) triramosa Hammer 1962S04
    |    `--B. (B.) walkeri (Hammer 1968) [=Brachioppia walkeri]S04
    `--B. (Gressittoppia Balogh 1983) [incl. Jermyia Mahunka 2002]S04
         |--B. (*G.) moresonensis (Hammer 1967) [=Brachioppia moresonensis]S04
         |--B. (G.) baderi (Hammer 1968) [=Oppia baderi]S04
         |--B. (G.) corallifera (Mahunka 1985) [=Oppia corallifera]S04
         |--B. (G.) hartensteini (Hammer 1968) [=Brachioppia hartensteini]S04
         |--B. (G.) magna Lee & Subías 1991S04
         |--B. (G.) minima Lee & Subías 1991S04
         |--B. (G.) orkneyensis (Kok 1967) [=Brachioppia orkneyensis]S04
         |--B. (G.) pepitensis (Hammer 1962) [=Oppia pepitensis]S04
         |    |--B. p. pepitensisS04
         |    `--B. p. brevipectinata (Covarrubias 1968) [=Oppia pepitensis brevipectinata]S04
         |--B. (G.) pocsi (Mahunka 2002) [=Gressittoppia pocsi]S04
         |--B. (G.) pseudohigginsi Lee & Subías 1991S04
         |--B. (G.) sensilla (Mahunka 2002) [=Jermyia sensilla]S04
         `--B. (G.) usheri (Balogh 1988) [=Solenoppia usheri]S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[C-R79] Corpuz-Raros, L. A. 1979. Philippine Oribatei (Acarina). I. Preliminary list of species and descriptions of forty new species. Philippine Agriculturist 62 (1): 1–82.

[S04] Subías, L. S. 2004. Listado sistemático, sinonímico y biogeográfico de los ácaros oribátidos (Acariformes, Oribatida) del mundo (1758–2002). Graellsia 60 (número extraordinario): 3–305.

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