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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: Melanotydaeus
Species (6): L.  (Melanotydaeus) brevistylus – L.  (Melanotydaeus) humeralis – L.  (Melanotydaeus) mammilaris – L.  (Melanotydaeus) raphignathoides – L.  (Melanotydaeus) simplex – L.  (Melanotydaeus) styliger


Nuvola apps important.svg The name of this taxon appears to be invalid under the relevant nomenclatural code, as it is a redundant synonym of Brachytydeus.

Melanotydaeus Berlese, 1910


  • Masculine

Type species[edit]


Species originally described as Melanotydaeus (example):


  • Melanotydaeus was first described as a subgenus of Lasiotydaeus (Berlese, 1910: 211).
  • It was raised to full generic level by Thor (1933: 48) and divided into two subgenera, Melanotydaeus (with humeralis and simplex) and Stylotydeus (with styliger and brevistylus).
  • It was synonymized with Tydeus by Baker & Wharton (1952: 191) who misspelled the genus name (Melanotydeus instead of Melanotydaeus). The synonymization was rejected by Baker (1965: 101).


  • Baker, E.W. 1965. A review of the genera of the family Tydeidae (Acarina). In: Naegele, J.A. (ed.). Advances in acarology (2). Ithaca (NY): Cornell University Press: 96–133.
  • Baker, E.W. 1968. The genus Paralorryia. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 61: 1097–1106.
  • Baker, E.W. & Wharton, G.W. 1952. An introduction to acarology. Macmillan, New York. Reference page
  • Berlese, A. 1908. Elenco di generi e specie nuove di Acari. Redia 5(1): 1–15.
  • Berlese, A. 1910. Acari nuovi. Redia 6(2): 199–234 (+ tables XVIII-XXI).
  • Kaźmierski, A. 1989b. Morphological studies on Tydeidae (Actinedida, Acari) I. Remarks about the segmentation, chaetotaxy and poroidotaxy of idiosoma. Acta zoologica cracoviensia 32: 69–83.