van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 8-9

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Palaeacariformes  Trägardh, 1932, p. 1.

Palaeacaroidea  , Grandjean, 1954a, p. 179.

In a treatise on two species of primitive mites from Sweden and South Africa, Trägardh (1932) expressed as his opinion that these must be regarded as representatives of an important new group of subordinal rank. He placed the group in the current Reuter System on foot of equality with Parasitiformes  , Trombidiformes  , and Sarcoptiformes  , and consequently gave it the suffix 'formes' resulting in the name Palaeacariformes  .

A few months later Grandjean (1932a) pointed out that the Palaeacariformes  belong to the Oribatid mites; in his monograph of the group (Grandjean, 1954a) he once more demonstrated this relationship. In the preliminary System of the Oribatei  , Grandjean (1954) classified the group as superfamily, and consequently emended the name Palaeacariformes  into Palaeacaroidea  .

Only one family of the group is represented in the Berlese Collection.

[ CTENACARIDAE  Grandjean, 1954]