Melanotydaeus humeralis

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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: Melanotydaeus humeralis


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Melanotydaeus humeralis Berlese, 1910

  • Type locality: in mosses, near Palermo, Sicily (Italy).
  • Holotype: Berlese collection (Stazione di Entomologia Agraria, Firenze)



  • "The type, in the Berlese collection, is in extremely poor condition, and it is impossible to know what the genus actually is" (Baker, 1965: 102).
  • In 1965, it was"the only known species in the genus" (Baker, 1965: 103).
  • All the other tydeids described before by Baker "form a small group within the genus Tydeus" (Baker, 1965: 102).
  • "Ancient" species according to Kaźmierski (1998: 357)
  • Species not listed by Silva et al. (2016)


  • 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.
  • Berlese, A. 1910. Acari nuovi. Redia 6(2): 199–234.
  • Bernini, F., Castagnoli, M. and Nannelli, R. 1995. Arachnida Acari. In: Minelli, A., Ruffo, S. & La Posta, S. (Eds). Checklist delle specie della fauna italiana, Commission of the European Communities 24: 24–66.
  • 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 4. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 41(2): 283–455.
  • Thor, S. 1933. Tydeidae, Ereynetidae. Das Tierreich 60: 1–84.
  • 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