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Tectodamaeus wulongensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Superorder: Acariformes
Order: Sarcoptiformes
Reuter, 1909 [1][2]

The Sarcoptiformes are an order of Acari comprising over 15,000 described species in around 230 families, which are divided into two suborders, Oribatida and Astigmatina.[3]


  1. ^ Reuter, E. (1909). "Zur Morphologie und Ontogenie der acariden mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von Pendiculopsis graminum (E. Reut.)". Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae. 36 (4): 1–287. 
  2. ^ P. L. Robertson (1969). "A revision of the genus Tyrophagus, with a discussion on its taxonomic position in the Acarina". Australian Journal of Zoology. 7 (2): 146–182. doi:10.1071/ZO9590146. 
  3. ^ David Evans Walter (2004). "Hidden in plain sight: mites in the canopy". In Margaret Lowman; H. Bruce Rinker. Forest Canopies. Academic Press. pp. 224–241. ISBN 978-0-12-457553-0.