Paratriophtydeus (Platytydaeolus) russelli

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Taxonavigation: Tydeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Iolinidae
Subfamilia: Tydaeolinae
Genus: Paratriophtydeus
Subgenus: Platytydaeolus
Species: P. (P.) russelli



Paratriophtydeus (Platytydaeolus) russelli Łaniecka & Kaźmierski, 2023

  • Type locality: Soil (sand). Sandhausen (coordinates: 49°20'N 08°39'E), seven kilometers south of Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Holotype: ♀ - SMN (Slide 96/64586 )


  • Type-species of the subgenus Platytydaeolus.
  • This psammophilous species is, first, reported by Russell & Alberti (2009) before the description by Łaniecka et al. (2023).


  • Łaniecka, I., Kaźmierski, A., Magowski, W. & Łaniecki, R. 2023. New subgenus and species of Tydaeolinae (Acariformes: Prostigmata: Tydeoidea) from Germany. Systematic & Applied Acarology 28(4): 732–741. Reference page
  • Russell, D.J. & Alberti, G. 2009. Actinedid mite community diversity in a succession gradient in continental sand-dune habitats of central Europe. In: Sabelis, M.W. & Bruin, J. (Eds.), Trends in Acarology. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress. Dordrecht (Netherlands), Springer, pp. 135–142.