Brachytydeus tridactylus

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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: Brachytydeus
Species: Brachytydeus tridactylus


Brachytydeus tridactylus (Weiss-Fogh, 1948)

  • Type locality: Jutland (Denmark)
  • Holotype:



  • The species is not listed by Silva et al. (2016).
  • Assigned to the genus Brachytydeus together with the other two Pertydeus.
  • Species restricted to Jan Mayen (not present in Svalbard) according to Coulson & Refseth (2004: 87)


  • Coulson, S.J. & Refseth, D. 2004. The terrestrial and freshwater invertebrate fauna of Svalbard (and Jan Mayen). In Prestrud, P., Strøm, H. & Goldman, H.A. (eds). A catalogue of the terrestrial and marine animals of Svalbard. Skrifter 201. Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø: 57–122.
  • Kaźmierski, A. 1998. Tydeinae of the world: generic relationships, new and redescribed taxa and keys to all species. A revision of the subfamilies Pretydeinae and Tydeinae (Acari: Actinedida: Tydeidae) – part IV. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 41(2): 283–455. Reference page
  • 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
  • Weiss-Fogh, T. 1948. Ecological investigations on mites and collemboles in the soil. Appendix: description of sorne new mites (Acari). Natura Jutlandica 1: 253-270.