Nenteria

Nenteria sp., ventral view, from Quiroz Ibáñez (2016).

Belongs within: Uropodoidea.

Nenteria is a genus of uropodoid mites commonly found in manure or compost. They are characterised by chelicerae with the fixed digit extending well beyond the tip of the movable digit (Evans & Till 1979).

Characters (from Evans & Till 1979): Fixed digit of chelicera extending well beyond tip of movable digit, levator tendon of movable digit with a sclerotised node; dorsal shield not divided; pedofossae present; genu I lacking paired ventral setae.

<==Nenteria Oudemans 1915H98
    |--*N. tropica (Oudemans 1905) [=Uropoda tropica]ET79
    |--N. australiensis Hirschmann & Hiramatsu 1978H98
    |--N. breviungulata (Willm. 1949)MS91
    |--N. diademata (Vitzthum 1921) [=Uropoda diademata]FH93
    |--N. fici Hirschmann 1978FH93
    |--N. guatemalae Hirschmann & Wiśniewski 1985FH93
    |--N. lindquisti Hirschmann 1978FH93
    |--N. mesoamericana Wiśniewski & Hirschmann in Hirschmann & Wiśniewski 1985FH93
    |--N. plumata Wiśniewski & Hirschmann in Hirschmann & Wiśniewski 1985FH93
    |--N. ritzemai (Oudemans 1904) [=Uropoda ritzemai]FH93
    |--N. stammeriEU03
    `--N. styliferaEU03

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[EU03] Ekiz, A. N., & R. Urhan. 2003. A new record of Uroobovella Berlese, 1903 (Acari: Uropodina) from Turkey with some ecological notes. Zoology in the Middle East 29: 105–111.

[ET79] Evans, G. O., & W. M. Till. 1979. Mesostigmatic mites of Britain and Ireland (Chelicerata: Acari-Parasitiformes). An introduction to their external morphology and classification. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 35: 139–270.

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

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

[MS91] Miko, L., & M. Stanko. 1991. Small mammals as carriers of non-parasitic mites (Oribatida, Uropodina). In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 395–402. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

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