Frontipodopsis

Frontipodopsis sp., from Goldschmidt et al. (2022).

Belongs within: Hygrobatoidea.

Frontipodopsis is a genus of water mites with a disjunct distribution in southern Eurasia, Australia and the Americas. They are characterised by a strongly laterally compressed idiosoma, and dorsoventrally expanded and laterally flattened segments on leg IV (Walter et al. 2009).

Frontipodopsis Walter 1919 [Frontipodopsidae, Frontipodopsinae] RFF05
    |–F. australica Cook 1986 H98
    |–F. chilensis Cook 1988 RFF05
    |–F. curvipalpis Cook 1986 H98
    |–F. mesoamericana Cook 1980 S86
    |–F. nearctica Cook 1963 S86
    |–F. obscura Cook 1986 H98
    |–F. reticulatifrons Szalay 1945 S86
    |    |–F. r. reticulatifrons S86
    |    |–F. r. indica Cook 1967 S86
    |    |–F. r. okinawensis Imamura 1957 S86
    |    `–F. r. persicus Schwoerbel & Sepas. 1980 S86
    |–F. staheli Walter 1919 RFF05
    |    |–F. s. staheli RFF05
    |    `–F. s. mandibularis Lundblad 1943 RFF05
    `–F. sudafricanus WL09

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[H98] Halliday, R. B. 1998. Mites of Australia: A checklist and bibliography. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[RFF05] Rosso de Ferradás, B. & H. R. Fernández. 2005. Elenco y biogeografía de los ácaros acuáticos (Acari, Parasitengona, Hydrachnidia) de Sudamérica. Graellsia 61 (2): 181–224.

[S86] Schwoerbel, J. 1986. Acari: “Hydrachnellae”. In: Botosaneanu, L. (ed.) Stygofauna Mundi: A Faunistic, Distributional, and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial) pp. 652–696. E. J. Brill/Dr W. Backhuys: Leiden.

[WL09] Walter, D. E., E. E. Lindquist, I. M. Smith, D. R. Cook & G. W. Krantz. 2009. Order Trombidiformes. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 233–420. Texas Tech University Press.

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