Dorsal view of Leobodes anulatus, from Norton & Behan-Pelletier (2009).

Belongs within: Carabodoidea.

The Nippobodidae are a group of oribatid mites found in eastern Asia characterised by large projections on both the prodorsum and the anterior of the notogaster.

Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Length 600–750 µm. Prodorsum with large processes in middle portion; with true lamellae. Subcapitulum diarthric; chelicerae chelate-dentate; subcapitular mentum without tectum. Notogaster with large subtriangular or subrectangular humeral processes projecting dorsally over bothridium, interlocked or not with prodorsal processes; octotaxic system absent.

    |--Leobodes Aoki 1965S04
    |    |--*L. mirabilis Aoki 1965S04
    |    |--L. anulatus Aoki 1965S04
    |    |--L. latus Aoki 1970A70
    |    |--L. ligiangensis Aoki 2000S04
    |    |--L. monstruosus Jeleva & Vu 1987S04
    |    `--L. yinae Aoki 2000S04
    `--Nippobodes Aoki 1959S04
         |--*N. insolitus Aoki 1959S04
         |--N. brevisetiger Aoki 1981S04
         |--N. chejuensis Choi 1996S04
         |--N. latus Aoki 1970S04
         |--N. tamlaensis Choi 1996S04
         |--N. tokaraensis Aoki 1989S04
         `--N. yuwanensis Aoki 1984 [=N. brevisetiger yuwanensis]S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A70] Aoki, J. 1970. The oribatid mites of the islands of Tsushima. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo 13 (3): 395–442.

Norton, R. A., & V. M. Behan-Pelletier. 2009. Suborder Oribatida. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 430–564. Texas Tech University Press.

[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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