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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Cohort: Anartioptera
Magnordo: Polyorthoptera
Superordo: Dermapterida
Ordo: Dermaptera
Subordo: Arixenina
Familia: Arixeniidae
Genera: Arixenia - Xeniaria


* Arixeniidae Jordan, 1909
o Original status: valid familia
o Type genus: Arixenia Jordan, 1909
o Stem: Arixeni-


* Jordan, K. 1909: Description of a new kind of apterous earwig, apparently parasitic on a bat. Novitates zoologicae, 16: 313-326, plates XVI-XVIII. Internet Archive BHL
* Nakata, S.; Maa, T.C. 1974: A review of the parasitic earwigs (Dermaptera: Arixeniina; Hemimerina). Pacific insects, 16: 307-374. PDF

Arixeniidae is a family of earwigs; it is the only family in the suborder Arixeniina (one of the four suborders of the order Dermaptera). The other three suborders are Archidermaptera, which is extinct, Forficulina, the largest of the four, and Hemimerina. Arixeniidae is represented by two genera, Arixenia and Xeniaria with a total of five species in them:[3] Arixenia esau[4][5], and Xeniaria jacobsoni[6] being the most well-known. As with Hemimerina, they are blind, wingless ectoparasites with filiform segmented cerci. They are ectoparasites of various Southeast Asian bats, particularly of the genus Cheiromeles (i.e., "naked bulldog bats").

The suborder is spelled Arixeniina, not Arixenina.[7][8][9]


1. ^ http://ZipcodeZoo.com/Key/Animalia/Arixeniidae_Family.asp
2. ^ http://earwigs-online.de/names.html
3. ^ http://earwigs-online.de/names.html
4. ^ http://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/A/Arixenia%5Fesau/
5. ^ http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/pictures/Arixeniidae.html
6. ^ http://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/A/Xeniaria%5Fjacobsoni/
7. ^ http://www.taxonomy.nl/Main/Classification/115876.htm
8. ^ http://anic.ento.csiro.au/database/biota_details.aspx?BiotaID=46438
9. ^ http://taxonomicon.taxonomy.nl/TaxonName.aspx?id=115876&tree=0.1

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