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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: Ereynetidae
Genus: Protereunetes

Eupodid mites falsely named Protereunetes: boerneri, crozeti, minutus, maudae & paulinae (see notes).


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 Ereynetes.

Protereunetes Berlese, 1923


  • Masculine

Type species[edit]


  • Berlese, (1923) erected the subgenus Protereunetes in his genus Micrereunetes.
  • Thor & Willmann (1941) raised Protereunetes to full genus rank and (falsely) included this genus in the Eupodidae. This opinion was repeated by Strandtmann (1971)
  • Fain (1964) worked on the typical series deposited in the Acarotheca of Florence and showed that Protereunetes actually belong to the Ereynetidae and not to the Eupodidae as previously stated.
  • Fain (1964: 104) synonymyzed Protereunetes with Ereynetes.
  • Subsequently, Fain & Camerik (1994) erected the genus Neoprotereunetes to accommodate eupodid mites falsely named Protereunetes.