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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Subclassis: Acari
Superordines (2): Acariformes – Parasitiformes
Ordines (6): Holothyrida – Ixodida – Mesostigmata – Opilioacarida – Sarcoptiformes – Trombidiformes


Acari Nitzsch, 1818


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Vernacular names[edit]

Ελληνικά: Ακάρεα
English: mites and ticks
español: Acaros
français: Acariens
한국어: 응애아강
日本語: ダニ亜綱
norsk bokmål: Midder
slovenščina: Pršice
Türkçe: Akarlar
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