Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Boydaia sturni, from Skoracki et al. (2012).

Belongs within: Procurvata.

The Speleognathinae are a group of mites endoparasitic in the nasal mucosa of birds and mammals. They have no active instars between larva and adult with all three nymphal instars being calyptostatic within the larval skin (Walter et al. 2009).

<==Speleognathinae [Speleognathidae]AF00
    |  i. s.: Meropiboydaia Fain 1985AF00, H98
    |           `--M. merops (Fain 1955) [=Boydaia merops, Aureliania merops, Neoboydaia merops]H98
    |         Speleochir aitkeniAF00
    |         Speleognathopsis Cooreman 1954AF00, H98
    |           |--S. accipitris (Domrow 1969) [=Ophthalmognathus accipitris]H98
    |           |--S. benoiti Fain 1955H98
    |           `--S. galliAF00
    |         TrispeleognathiniWL09
    |--Astrida parraeAF00
       |--+--Speleognathus Womersley 1936AF00
       |  |    |--*S. australis Womersley 1936AF00
       |  |    `--S. schoutedeni Fain 1955AF00, H98 (see below for synonymy)
       |  `--Neoboydaia Fain 1958AF00, H98
       |       |--N. colymbiformi Clark 1964H98
       |       `--N. philomachi (Fain 1956) [=Boydaia philomachi]H98
       `--Boydaia Womersley 1953AF00, H98 [Boydaiini]
            |--B. aratingaeAF00
            |--B. clavataAF00
            |--B. crassipes (Berlese & Trouessart 1889) [=Ereynetes crassipes, Riccardoella crassipes]H98
            |--B. falconis Fain 1956H98
            |--B. hirundoae Fain 1956H98
            |--B. maluri Domrow 1969H98
            |--B. myzomelae Domrow 1969H98
            |--B. nigraWL09
            |--B. podargi Fain & Lukoschus 1979H98
            |--B. spatulata Fain 1955 [=B. sturni var. spatulata]H98
            |--B. sturnellaeWL09
            |--B. sturni (Boyd 1948) [=Speleognathus sturni]H98
            |--B. trochilaA91
            |--B. zosteropis Fain 1963H98
            `--B. zumptiAF00

Speleognathus schoutedeni Fain 1955AF00, H98 [=Neoboydaia schoutedeniH98, Ophthalmognathus schoutedeniH98, Trispeleognathus schoutedeniH98]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A91] André, H. M. 1991. The Tydeoidea: a striking exception to the Oudemans-Grandjean rule. 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. 2 pp. 293–296. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[AF00] André, H. M., & A. Fain. 2000. Phylogeny, ontogeny and adaptive radiation in the superfamily Tydeoidea (Acari: Actinedida), with a reappraisal of morphological characters. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 130: 405–448.

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

[WL09] Walter, D. E., E. E. Lindquist, I. M. Smith, D. R. Cook & G. W. Krantz. 2009. Order Trombidiformes. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 233–420. Texas Tech University Press.

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