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Smiley (1992) erected Paracunaxoides for a single species, Paracunaxoides newzealandicus. Den Heyer and Castro (2009) state that Paracunaxoides could be synonomyous with Cunaxoides but refrained from sinking the genus as they had not examined the type material.
Gnathosoma. Pedipalps 3-segmented. Femerogenu complimented with 5 setae. Tibiotarsi at least twice as long as wide and complemented with 3 setae. Tibiotarsi possess a stout, spine-like apophysis. Subcapitulum with 4 pairs of setae (hg1–4); setae hg2–4 subequal. Adoral setae absent.
Idiosoma, dorsal. Proterosoma complemented with 2 pairs of setae (lps and mps) and 2 pairs of setose sensillae (at and pt). A pair of oval shields formed by flat, bacillus-like striae present between the sensillae. Setae c1–h1, c2, and h2 present. Setae f2 absent. Integument not covered in shields or plates is striated.
Idiosoma, ventral. Coxae sclerotized and well-defined. Coxae I–II thinly connected. Coxae III–IV more broadly connected. Genital plates each bear 4 setae (g1–4); 2 pairs of genital papillae visible underneath the plates. Anal plates bear 1 pair of setae; 1 pair of setae present ventrally on the integument near the anal plates. Integument not covered in shields or plates is striated. Legs. Trichobothrium on tibia IV present.
- Skvarla, M; Fisher, J; Dowling, A; 2014: A review of Cunaxidae (Acariformes, Trombidiformes): Histories and diagnoses of subfamilies and genera, keys to world species, and some new locality records ZooKeys, 418: 1-103. doi
- Smiley R (1992) The predatory mite family Cunaxidae (Acari) of the world with a new classification. Indira Publishing House, West Bloomington, Michigan, 356 pp.
- Den Heyer J, Castro T (2009) Four new cunaxoidine genera (Acari: Prostigmata: Cunaxidae) and the description of two new Neotropical species. Zootaxa 2140: 1–15.