Female (left) and male Dasyurochirus tapoatafa, from Domrow (1992). Scale bar = 100 µm.

Belongs within: Sarcoptoidea.

Dasyurochirus is an Australasian genus of atopomelid mites parasitic on marsupials, primarily species of the family Dasyuridae.

<==Dasyurochirus Fain 1970 [incl. Atopomelopsis Fain 1972, Neodasyurochirus Fain 1972]H98
    |--D. australis Fain 1972H98
    |--D. biscutatus Fain 1970H98
    |--D. granulipes Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--D. intercalatus Fain 1972H98
    |--D. leprosus Fain 1971H98
    |--D. longicaudus Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--D. longipilis Fain 1971 [incl. Atopomelopsis gibberosa Fain 1972]H98
    |--D. longissimus Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--D. major Fain & Domrow 1973H98
    |--D. sminthopsis (Womersley 1954) [=Austrochirus sminthopsis]H98
    |    |--D. s. sminthopsisH98
    |    `--D. s. leucopus Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--D. squamatus (Fain 1972) [=Neodasyurochirus squamatus]H98
    |--D. tapoatafa Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    `--D. trouessarti (Domrow 1961) [=Austrochirus trouessarti]H98

*Type species of generic name indicated


Halliday, R. B. 1998. Mites of Australia: A checklist and bibliography. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

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