Teneriffia quadripapillata Thor, 1911



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Ueckermann et al., 2022)



Tenerife, Canary Islands, Macaronesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Thor, Thorkel Sigvardt Thorkelson. (1911). A new acarine family (Teneriffiidae) and two new genera, one from Tenerife, the other from Paraguay. Zool. Anz., 38(7-8): 171-179.


Other references:

McDaniel, B., Morihara, D. and Lewis, J. K. (1976). The family Teneriffiidae Thor, with a new species from Mexico. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 69(3): 527-537.

Roth, V. D. and Brown, W. L. (1976). Other intertidal air breathing arthropods. In: Cheng, L. Marine Insects. North-Holland Publishing, Amsterdam - Oxford; American Elesevier Publishing, New York

Strandtmann, R. W. (1965). Additional notes on Teneriffiidae (Acarina: Prostigmata) with two previously unpublished plates by AC Oudemans. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 38(3): 258-261.

Ueckermann, Edward A. et al. (2022). Rediscovery and redescription of Teneriffia quadripapillata Sig Thor (Acari: Trombidiformes: Teneriffiidae). Acarologia 62(3): 786-797.

WoRMS. (2022). Teneriffia quadripapillata Sig Thor, 1911. Accessed at: on 2022-09-08

Zmudzinski, M., Skoracki, M. and Friedrich, S. (2021). A new species of Teneriffiidae (Acariformes: Prostigmata) from Ethiopia. International Journal of Acarology 47(4): 317-326.


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