Orders, Suborders & Cohorts of Mites in Soil
The taxonomy of mites is in a state of flux. About two dozen major taxa of mites living in soil are currently recognised and variously designated as superorders, orders, suborders (cohorts) or infraorders. This key allows identification of these groups and also can be used by beginners for determining which of the more advanced family keys are appropriate.
Authors: D. E. Walter and H. C. Proctor