Aperittochelifer minusculus (Ellingsen, 1912)


Original combination: Chelifer minusculus

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:936d4adf-c2c1-4b60-b35a-d16bf27b219d

Taxonomic references

Chelifer minusculus

Ellingsen, 1912b: 95–97 original description
Hewitt and Godfrey, 1929: 318–319, fig. 1d, plate 21 fig. 5

Lophochernes minusculus (Ellingsen):

Beier, 1932e: 248–249
Roewer, 1937: 315

Aperittochelifer (?) minusculus (Ellingsen):

Beier, 1955l: 322

Aperittochelifer minusculus (Ellingsen):

Beier, 1958a: 185–186, fig. 16
Beier, 1964k: 86–87, fig. 39
Harvey, 1991a: 483
Jędryczkowski, 1992: n/a, figs 10–11

Distribution table

Realm: Afrotropic

South Africa
Type locality: Pirie Forest, King Williams Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Pirie -32.783333 27.216666
Type repository
  • Syntypes: 11 males, 7 females, 8 nymphs (Albany Museum?)
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Beier, M. (1932e). Pseudoscorpionidea II. Subord. C. Cheliferinea. Tierreich 58: i–xxi, 1–294. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1955l). Pseudoscorpionidea. In: Hanstrom, B., Brinck, P. and Rudebeck, G. (ed.) South African animal life. Results of the Lund Expedition in 1950–1951 Almquist and Wiksell, Stockholm 1: 263–328. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1958a). The Pseudoscorpionidea (false-scorpions) of Natal and Zululand. Annals of the Natal Museum 14: 155–187. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1964k). Weiteres zur Kenntnis der Pseudoscorpioniden-Fauna des südlichen Afrika. Annals of the Natal Museum 16: 30–90. -- Show included taxa

Ellingsen, E. (1912b). The pseudoscorpions of South Africa, based on the collections of the South African Museum, Cape Town. Annals of the South African Museum 10: 75–128. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1991a). Catalogue of the Pseudoscorpionida. Manchester University Press, Manchester. -- Show included taxa

Hewitt, J. & Godfrey, R. (1929). South African pseudoscorpions of the genus Chelifer Geoffroy. Annals of the Natal Museum 6: 305–336. -- Show included taxa

Jędryczkowski, W.B. (1992). The genus Aperittochelifer Beier, 1955, with description of a new species from South Africa (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 93: 181–184. -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C.F. (1937). Chelonethi oder Pseudoskorpione. In: Bronns, H.G. (ed.) Bronn's Klassen und Ordnungen des Tierreichs Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H., Leipzig 5(IV)(6)(1): 161–320. -- Show included taxa


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