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Taxonavigation: Tydeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Subclassis: Acari
Superordo: Acariformes
Ordo: Trombidiformes
Subordo: Prostigmata
Cohort: Eupodina
Superfamilia: Tydeoidea

Familia: Tydeidae
Subfamilia: Tydeinae
Genus: Afrotydeus
Species (5): A. flabelliferus – A. kenyensis – A. novaezealandiae – A. smileyi – A. zairensis


Afrotydeus Baker, 1970 [as subgenus of Tydeus]


  • Masculine

Type species[edit]


  • Tydeus: Tydeus munsteri, original combination used by Meyer & Ryke (1959)
  • Tydeus (Afrotydeus), subgenus proposed by Baker (1970)
  • Afrotydeus, genus rank proposed by André (1980: 107)

(Short) history[edit]

Afrotydeus was created by Baker (1970) as subgenus of Tydeus to accommodate three species: munsteri, kenyensis, and meyerae. These three species exhibit three different leg chaetotaxies. The subgenus was raised to full genus rank by André (1980: 106–107). The genus is listed by Silva et al. (2016: 8).


Help-browser.svg The status, affinity, scope or nomenclature of this taxon is disputed.

Please see the discussion or the comment(s).

The species included in the genus Afrotydeus might remain together in a new genus with a similar name (e.g. Afritydeus) and with the type-species designated by André. This will remove any ambiguities regarding the type-species and accord with ICZN.