Murichirus

Male (left) and female Murichirus dorsoscutatus, from Fain & Lukoschus (1981).

Belongs within: Sarcoptoidea.

Murichirus is an Australasian genus of mites parasitic on rodents and marsupials. Males have characteristically swollen legs III and IV.

<==Murichirus Fain 1971 [incl. Teinochirus Fain & Lukoschus 1981]H98
    |--M. alatus Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |    |--M. a. alatusH98
    |    `--M. a. prosquamatus Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--M. anabiotus Domrow 1992H98
    |--M. dorsoscutatus Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--M. dorsostriatus Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--M. enoplus (Domrow 1956) [=Austrochirus enoplus]H98
    |--M. lobatitarsis Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--M. mastacomys Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--M. melomys Fain 1972H98
    |--M. moschati (Domrow 1961) [=Cytostethum moschati]H98
    |--M. notomys Fain 1971H98
    |--M. parahydromys Fain 1971H98
    |--M. petaurus Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--M. quasimelomys Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98
    |--M. vermicularis (Fain & Lukoschus 1981) [=Teinochirus vermicularis]H98
    `--M. zyzomys Fain & Lukoschus 1981H98

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

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

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