Tinaminyssus melloi (Dermanyssidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Mesostigmata
Superfamily: Dermanyssoidea
Kolenati, 1859

Dermanyssoidea is a superfamily of mites, including most of the mites which parasitise vertebrates.[1] It contains 21 families:


  1. Frank J. Radowski (1994). "The evolution of parasitism and the distribution of some dermanyssoid mites (Mesostigmata) on vertebrate hosts". In Marilyn A. Houck. Mites: ecological and evolutionary analyses of life-history patterns. Springer. pp. 186–217. ISBN 978-0-412-02991-2.
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