Mites are belonging to the Subclass Acari (or Acarina) and the class Arachnida. Our site follows this Taxonomic framework for Acari based on “A manual of Acarology 3rd edition”, Krantz & Walter, Texas Tech University Press.

The Subclass of mites is divided into Orders. One of these Orders is Sarcoptiformes and is split into two suborders :

  1. Endeostigmata
  2. Oribatida

The drop down menu of this Order is organised per Superfamily (we skip the suborders and Cohort levels). Nevertheless, the Cohort level can be selected in the categories widget to filter all the monographies of a given Cohort (example : Astigmatina in the categories).

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