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Opilioacaridae

Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Opilioacaridae

Taxonomy
Opilioacaridae was named by Vitzthum (1932). It is extant. Its type is Opilioacarus.

It was assigned to Opilioacarida by Dunlop et al. (2010); and to Opilioacaroidea by Dunlop et al. (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1932Opilioacaridae Vitzthum
2010Opilioacaridae Dunlop et al.
2013Opilioacaridae Dunlop et al. p. 57

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumChelicerataHeymons 1901
EuchelicerataWeygoldt and Paulus 1979
Prosomapoda
classXiphosura()
RankNameAuthor
orderXiphosuridaLatreille 1802
Planaterga
Dekatriata
SclerophorataKamenz et al. 2011
classArachnidaLamarck 1801
orderParasitiformes(Reuter 1909)
suborderOpilioacarida(Zachvatkin 1952)
superfamilyOpilioacaroideaVitzthum 1931
familyOpilioacaridaeVitzthum 1932
familyOpilioacaridaeVitzthum 1932

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: chitinc
Grouping: solitaryc
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: nektobenthicc
Diet: carnivorec
Vision: limitedo
Created: 2017-04-17 09:55:58
Modified: 2017-04-17 09:55:58
Source: o = order, c = class
References: Bambach et al. 2007, Jell and Adrain 2003, Bush and Bambach 2015

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: Priabonian or 38.00000 to 33.90000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 33.9 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Russian Federation (Kaliningrad) Opilioacarus aenigmus, Paracarus pristinus (124318)