Leg chaetotaxy and the classification of the Uropodina (Acari: Mesostigmata)
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 167, Issue 2, pages 193–206, June 1972
How to Cite
Evans, G. O. (1972), Leg chaetotaxy and the classification of the Uropodina (Acari: Mesostigmata). Journal of Zoology, 167: 193–206. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1972.tb01729.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 14 December 1971
Details of the segmental chaetotaxy of the legs of 47 species of Uropodina are given. On the basis of the ontogenetic development of the chaetotaxy, the Uropodina may be divided into two groups which coincide with the concepts of the Lower (Polyaspidoidea) and Higher (Uropodoidea) Uropodina of certain authors. Chaetotactic criteria do not support the classification of the Polyaspidini and Trachyuropodini sensu Hirschmann and Z-Nicol within the Oplitinae Hirschmann & Z-Nicol, the Diarthrophallini within the Uroactiniinae Hirschmann & Z-Nicol or the genus Trachytes within the Uropodini.
A critical appraisal is given of the classification of the Uropodidae (based on “Gangmerk-male”) by Hirschmann and Z-Nicol.