Leporacarus gibbus, copyright Marta Avanzi.

Belongs within: Psoroptidia.

The Listrophoridae are a group of astigmatine mites found living on the hair of mammals which they grasp by means of a projecting tegmen (OConnor 2009).

Characters (from OConnor 2009): Propodosoma sclerotised in adults, hysterosoma may also bear sclerites. Gnathosoma covered dorsally by projecting tegmen. Striated flaps extending anteriorly and ventrally from coxal fields I. Tibiae-tarsi III–IV freely articulating. Males usually more sclerotised than females.

<==Listrophoridae [Listrophorinae]
    |--Geomylichus (Ageomylichus) mexicanus Fain 1976QV01
    |--Leporacarus Fain 1970H98
    |    `--L. gibbus (Pagenstecher 1861) [=Listrophorus gibbus]H98
    |--Lynxacarus Radford 1951H98
    |    |--L. mustelaeDW10
    |    `--L. radovskyi Tenorio 1951H98
    |    |--A. apodemiGHG91
    |    |--A. maculatusO09
    |    `--A. musculusO09
         |--L. americanusO09
         |--L. arishiE-KO07
         |--L. bothae Hirst 1923H23
         |--L. caudatusO09
         |--L. dipodomius Radford 1953S69
         |--L. genettus Radford 1944S69
         `--L. mustelae Mégnin 1885SL71

*Type species of generic name indicated


[DW10] Dabert, M., W. Witalinski, A. Kazmierski, Z. Olszanowski & J. Dabert. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of acariform mites (Acari, Arachnida): strong conflict between phylogenetic signal and long-branch attraction artifacts. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (1): 222–241.

[E-KO07] El-Kammah, K. M., & L. M. I. Oyoun. 2007. Taxonomic records of mite species associated with animal and poultry farms in the Nile delta, vally and N. Sinai Egypt. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. M. Behan-Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas & M. Badii (eds) Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress pp. 223–232. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

[GHG91] Gállego, M., E. Hidalgo & J. Ginés. 1991. Mites of the house mouse, Mus musculus L., in the north-eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula in Spain. In: Schuster, R., & P. W. Murphy (eds) The Acari: Reproduction, development and life-history strategies pp. 453–454. Chapman & Hall: London.

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

[H23] Hirst, S. 1923. On some new or little-known species of Acari. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1923: 971–1000.

[O09] OConnor, B. M. 2009. Cohort Astigmatina. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 565–657. Texas Tech University Press.

[QV01] Quintero, M. M. T., M. Vargas, B. S. Hernández, P García & N. J. Otero. 2001. Ectoparasitic mites on Heteromys gaumeri in the south of Yucatan, Mexico. In: Halliday, R. B., D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff (eds) Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress pp. 583–585. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[SL71] Spain, A. V., & M. Luxton. 1971. Catalog and bibliography of the Acari of the New Zealand subregion. Pacific Insects Monograph 25: 179–226.

[S69] Steyskal, G. C. 1969. The mistreatment of the Latin genitive case in forming names of parasites. Systematic Zoology 18 (3): 339–342.

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