- [Tydeus munsteri by original designation (Baker, 1970: 165) and maintained in the genus Tydeus with its own type-species]
- Tydeus kenyensis as designated by André (1980: 106–107)
- 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)
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).
|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.
- André, H.M. 1980. A generic revision of the family Tydeidae (Acari: Actinedida). IV. Generic descriptions, keys and conclusions. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Royale Belge d’Entomologie 116: 103–130, 139–168. Reference page.
- Baker, E.W. 1970. The genus Tydeus: subgenera and species group with descriptions of new species (Acarina: Tydeidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 63: 163–177. Reference page.
- Meyer, M.K.P. & Ryke, P.A.J. 1959. New species of mites of the families Tydeidae and Labidostommidae (Acarina: Prostigmata) collected from South African plants. Acarologia 1: 408–420.
- Silva, G.L. da, Metzelthin, M.H., Silva, O.S. da & Ferla, N.J. 2016. Catalogue of the mite family Tydeidae (Acari: Prostigmata) with the world key to the species. Zootaxa 4135(1): 1–68. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4135.1.1. Reference page.