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  Superfamily Hydryphantoidea

Family Hydryphantidae (+ Euthyasidae, + Protziidae, + Wandesiidae, + Tartarothyasidae, + Cyclothyasidae, + Cowichaniidae, + Pseudohydryphantidae, + Hydryphantinae)

    Genus Diplodontus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Hydryphantes -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Albertathyas -- North America.
    Genus Almuerzothyas -- North America.
    Genus Amerothyasella -- North America.
    Genus Chimerathyas -- North America.
    Genus Columbiathyas -- North America.
    Genus Cowichania -- North America.
    Genus Cyclothyas -- North America.
    Genus Euthyas -- North America.
    Genus Panisopsis -- North America.
    Genus Panisus -- North America.
    Genus Parathyas -- North America.
    Genus Parathyasella -- North America.
    Genus Partnunia -- North America.
    Genus Partnuniella -- North America.
    Genus Protzia -- North America.
    Genus Pseudohydryphantes -- North America.
    Genus Siskiyouthyas -- North America.
    Genus Tartarothyas -- North America.
    Genus Thyasella -- North America.
    Genus Thyasides -- North America.
    Genus Thyopsella -- North America.
    Genus Thyopsis -- North America.
    Genus Thyopsoides -- North America.
    Genus Todothyas -- North America.
    Genus Trichothyas -- North America.
    Genus Wandesia -- North America.
    Genus Zschokkea -- North America.
    Genus Ankelothyas
    Genus Calonyx
    Genus Cyclohydryphantes
    Genus Eupatrella
    Genus Euwandesia
    Genus Japonothyas
    Genus Mamersa
    Genus Neocalonyx
    Genus Notopanisus
    Genus Panisellus
    Genus Tadjikothyas

Taxon Information

The Family Hydryphantidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Hydryphantidae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Euthyadinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Protziinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Wandesiinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Tartarothyadinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Cyclothyadinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Cowichaniinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Hydryphantinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Hydryphantidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 50 genera worldwide] (Di Sabatino et al., 2008).
  • Hydryphantidae, [North America] (Newell, 1959).
  • Protziidae, [North America] (Newell, 1959).
  • Pseudohydryphantidae, [North America] (Newell, 1959).


  • Smith, I.M., D.R. Cook & B.P. Smith. 2010. Water mites (Hydrachnidiae) and other arachnids. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 485-586.
  • Di Sabatino, A., H. Smit, R. Gerecke, T. Goldschmidt, N. Matsumoto & B. Cicolani. 2008. Global diversity of water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia; Arachnida) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 303-315. [Available online]
  • Newell, I.M. 1959. Acari. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1080-1116.

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