Oripoda pinicola, from here.

Belongs within: Oripodoidea.
Contains: Oripoda, Benoibates.

The Oripodidae are a group of oribatid mites with strongly truncate, usually three-clawed tarsi (Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009). They exhibit a reduction in the number of genito-anal setae with most species having three or fewer pairs of genital setae (Balogh & Balogh 1992a).

Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Length 250-550 µm. Prodorsum not curved over gnathosoma, rostral tectum not completely covering chelicerae dorsally. Bothridium inserted lateroposteriorly, posterior to level of anterior notogastral margin. Octotaxic system with four pairs of saccules. Posterior notogastral tectum absent. 1-3 pairs of genital setae. Tarsi, particularly tarsus I, strongly truncate; pretarsi tridactylous.

<==Oripodidae [Birobatidae, Pirnodidae, Truncopidae]
    |--Calobates Balogh 1961S04 [ProtoripodinaeAO74]
    |    |--C. (Calobates)S04
    |    |    |--*C. (C.) ornatissimus (Balogh 1959) [=Oripoda ornatissima]S04
    |    |    |--C. (C.) antichthon Higgins 1966S04
    |    |    |--C. (C.) ornatus (Mahunka 1986) [=Protoripoda ornata]S04
    |    |    `--C. (C.) tuberculatus (Mahunka 1988) [=Protoripoda tuberculata]S04
    |    `--C. (Protoripoda Balogh 1970) [incl. Frischia Oudemans 1915 (n. d.)]S04
    |         |--C. (*P.) woolleyi (Balogh 1970) [=*Protoripoda woolleyi]S04
    |         |--C. (P.) elongatus (Oudemans 1915)S04 [=*Frischia elongataBB92]
    |         |--C. (P.) flagellatus (Choi 1994) [=Protoripoda flagellata]S04
    |         |--C. (P.) incurva (Berlese 1916) [=Oripoda incurva]S04
    |         |--C. (P.) insularis (Balogh 1970) [=Protoripoda insularis]S04
    |         `--C. (P.) lineatus (Mahunka 1988) [=Protoripoda lineata]S04
    |    |--OripodaS04
    |    |--Truncopes Grandjean 1956AO74, S04
    |    |    |--*T. optatus Grandjean 1956S04
    |    |    |    |--T. o. optatusS04
    |    |    |    `--T. o. asiaticus Aoki & Ohkubo 1974S04
    |    |    |--T. fujikawae Aoki & Ohkubo 1974S04
    |    |    |--T. makilingensis Corpuz-Raros 1979S04
    |    |    |--T. moderatus Aoki & Ohkubo 1974S04
    |    |    |--T. montanus Wen & Chen 1992S04
    |    |    |--T. orientalis Mahunka 1987S04
    |    |    |--T. pyriformis Hammer 1981S04
    |    |    |--T. sinaraja Mahunka 2001S04
    |    |    `--T. yoshidai Aoki & Ohkubo 1974S04
    |    |--Anoripoda Sellnick 1959AO74, S04
    |    |    `--*A. nasalis Sellnick 1959S04
    |    |--Gymnobates Banks 1902AO74, S04
    |    |    `--*G. glaber Banks 1902S04
    |    `--Cosmopirnodus Balogh 1970AO74, S04
    |         |--*C. pulcherrimus Balogh 1970S04
    |         |--C. angulatus Ichisawa & Aoki 1998S04
    |         `--C. tridactylus Mahunka 1988S04
    |--Pirnodus Grandjean 1956S04 [PirnodinaeAO74]
    |    |--*P. detectidens Grandjean 1956S04
    |    |--P. andinus Baranek 1985S04
    |    `--P. soyeri Travé 1969S04
         |--Brachyoripoda Balogh 1970AO74, S04
         |    |--*B. foveolata Balogh 1970S04
         |    |--B. minima Mahunka 1988S04
         |    `--B. punctata Ohkubo 1980S04
         |--Birobates Balogh 1970AO74, S04 [incl. Trischeloribates Hammer 1971S04]
         |    |--*B. reductus Balogh 1970S04
         |    |--B. acutus (Hammer 1971) [=Trischeloribates acutus]S04
         |    |--B. latus (Hammer 1971) [=Trischeloribates latus]S04
         |    |--B. makinisus Corpuz-Raros 1979S04
         |    |--B. payatosensillus Corpuz-Raros 1979S04
         |    `--B. rotundus (Hammer 1971) [=Trischeloribates rotundus]S04
         `--Gymnobatoides Woolley 1966AO74, S04
              `--*G. longus (Ewing 1909) [=Gymnobates longus]S04
Oripodidae incertae sedis:
  Subpirnodus Mahunka 1988S04
    `--*S. mirabilis Mahunka 1988S04
  Huarpescopes Fernández, Monetti & Martínez 1995S04
    `--*H. cryophilus (Fernández 1989) [=Pirnodus cryophilus]S04
  Pteroripoda Balogh & Mahunka 1974S04
    |--*P. minutissima Balogh & Mahunka 1974S04
    `--P. perennis Mahunka 1996S04
  Scriptoripoda Balogh 1985S04
    |--*S. excellens Balogh 1985S04
    `--S. tenorioae Balogh 1985S04
  Cryptoribatula Jacot 1934 [incl. Euaella Hammer 1973]S04
    |--*C. taishanensis Jacot 1934S04
    `--C. euaensis Hammer 1973S04 [incl. *Euaella gitteae Hammer 1973BB92, S04]
  Pseudopirnodus Baranek 1985S04
    |--*P. persetosus Baranek 1985S04
    |--P. domrowi (Balogh & Mahunka 1978) [=Pirnodus domrowi]S04
    |--P. imitans (Balogh & Mahunka 1968) [=Pirnodus imitans]S04
    `--P. madegassus Mahunka 1966S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AO74] Aoki, J., & N. Ohkubo. 1974. A proposal of new classification of the family Oripodidae (s. lat.), with description of new species. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo 17 (2): 117–147.

[BB92] Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

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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