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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Mesostigmata
Suborder: Arctacarina
Superfamily: Arctacaroidea
Family: Arctacaridae
Evans, 1955

Arctacaridae is a small family of mites in the order Mesostigmata. These mites were discovered and described by Evans in 1955 in the arctic regions of North America.[1]


Arctacaridae contains two genera, with six recognized species:[2]


  1. ^ Lindquist, Evert (1998). "Poising for a New Century: Diversification in Acarology". In Halliday, R.B.; Walter, D.E.; Proctor, H.C.; Norton, R.A.; Colloff, M.J. Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress. Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. pp. 17–34. ISBN 0-643-06658-6. 
  2. ^ Walter, David Evans, ed. Arctacaridae Species Listing. Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University. Retrieved on August 26, 2010.