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

Temporal range: Palaeogene–present
Tinaminyssus melloi female.jpg
Tinaminyssus melloi (Rhinonyssidae)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Mesostigmata
(unranked): Gamasina
Superfamily: Dermanyssoidea
Kolenati, 1859


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