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

Belongs within: Oppioidea.

Karenella is a pantropical genus of oppiid oribatid mites.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Interbothridial region with costulae. Notogaster with crista absent; with nine pairs of setae; notogastral setae setiform, exceptionally slightly dilated; setae c2 absent. Genital plates with five pairs of setae; fissure iad paraanal.

<==Karenella Hammer 1962S04
    |--K. (Karenella)S04
    |    |--*K. (K.) lobata Hammer 1962S04
    |    |--K. (K.) acuta (Csiszár 1961) [=Oppia acuta]S04
    |    |--K. (K.) bruneiana Mahunka 2001S04
    |    |--K. (K.) lanceoseta (Balogh 1959) [=Oppia lanceoseta]S04
    |    |    |--K. l. lanceosetaS04
    |    |    `--K. l. occidentalis (Wallwork 1961) [=Oppia lanceoseta occidentalis]S04
    |    |--K. (K.) lanceosetoides (Hammer 1971) [=Oppia lanceosetoides]S04
    |    `--K. (K.) turgiseta (Mahunka 1985) [=Corynoppia turgiseta]S04
    |--K. (Glabroppia Subías & Rodríguez 1986)S04
    |    |--K. (*G.) minutisetosa (Hammer 1982) [=Oppia minutisetosa]S04
    |    `--K. (G.) cohici (Balogh & Mahunka 1966) [=Oppia cohici]S04
    `--K. (Stakarenoppia Subías & Rodríguez 1986)S04
         |--K. (*S.) granulosa (Subías & Sarkar 1983) [=Stachyoppia granulosa]S04
         `--K. (S.) foveolata Mahunka 1992S04

*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.

[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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