Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Oxyoppia spinosa, from Balogh & Balogh (1992).

Belongs within: Oppioidea.

Oxyoppia is a cosmopolitan genus of oppiid oribatid mites with well-developed humeral processes on the notogaster. The sensillus is lanceolate-fusiform in species of the subgenus Oxyoppia sensu stricto, pectinate in Dzarogneta and fusiform in Aciculoppia and Oxyoppiella.

<==Oxyoppia Balogh & Mahunka 1969S04
    |--O. (Oxyoppia)S04
    |    |--*O. (O.) spinosa (Hammer 1958) [=Oppia spinosa; incl. Ox. espozi Balogh & Balogh 2002]S04
    |    |--O. (O.) complicata Mahunka 1986S04
    |    `--O. (O.) polita Balogh 1984S04
    |--O. (Aciculoppia Subías & Rodríguez 1986)S04
    |    |--O. (*A.) genavensium Mahunka 1982S04
    |    `--O. (A.) clavata Aoki 1983S04
    |--O. (Dzarogneta Kulijev 1978) [incl. Fineoppia Khanbekyan & Gordeeva 1991, Pectinoppia Subías & Rodríguez 1986]S04
    |    |--O. (*D.) dubia (Kulijev 1966) [=Oppia dubia]S04
    |    |--O. (D.) cristata Hammer 1977S04
    |    |--O. (D.) intermedia Subías & Rodríguez 1986 [=O. (Pectinoppia) intermedia]S04
    |    |--O. (D.) khosrovica (Khanbekyan & Gordeeva 1991) [=Fineoppia khosrovica]S04
    |    |--O. (D.) latisternalis (Balogh & Mahunka 1974) [=Oppia latisternalis]S04
    |    |--O. (D.) pluripectinata (Balogh 1958) [=Oppia pluripectinata]S04
    |    |--O. (D.) pustulata Mahunka 1997S04
    |    |--O. (D.) sadbinia (Shtanchaeva 1984) [=Oppia sadbinia]S04
    |    |--O. (D.) taurus Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio 1997 [=O. (Oxyoppiella) taurus]S04
    |    |--O. (D.) uncinata Wen 1993S04
    |    `--O. (D.) yepesensis Muñoz-Mingarro 1987S04
    `--O. (Oxyoppiella Subías & Rodríguez 1986)S04
         |--O. (*O.) polynesia (Hammer 1972) [=Oppiella polynesia; incl. Ox. pilosa Balogh & Mahunka 1981]S04
         |--O. (O.) antillensis Mahunka 1998S04
         |--O. (O.) baliensis (Hammer 1982) [=Oppia baliensis]S04
         |--O. (O.) bituberculata (Balogh 1958) [=Oppia bituberculata]S04
         |    |--O. b. bituberculataS04
         |    `--O. b. cognata (Wallwork 1961) [=Oppia bituberculata cognata]S04
         |--O. (O.) cubana Balogh & Mahunka 1980S04
         |--O. (O.) saskai (Balogh 1961) [=Oppia saskai]S04
         |--O. (O.) scalifera (Hammer 1958) [=Oppia scalifera]S04
         |--O. (O.) spiculifera Mahunka 1985S04
         |--O. (O.) struthio Mahunka 1983S04
         |--O. (O.) suramericana (Hammer 1958)S04 [=Oppia suramericanaS04, Oppiella suramericanaCH98]
         |--O. (O.) vtorovi (Rjabinin 1987) [=Oppia vtorovi]S04
         `--O. (O.) zsuzsankae (Mahunka 2002) [=Oxyoppiella zsuzsankae]S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 2. Plates. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[CH98] Colloff, M. J., & R. B. Halliday. 1998. Oribatid Mites: A catalogue of Australian genera and species. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[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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