Hesperochernes mirabilis (Banks, 1895)


Original combination: Chelifer mirabilis

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:bcf3cf5d-58eb-4bac-aaaf-edf18c4a935a

Taxonomic references

Chelifer mirabilis

Banks, 1895a: 4 original description
Coolidge, 1908: 110

Chelodamus mirabilis (Banks):

Chamberlin, 1925: 237

Parachelifer (?) mirabilis (Banks):

Beier, 1932e: 241
Roewer, 1937: 313

Parachelifer mirabilis (Banks):

Wolf, 1938: 620

Pseudozaona mirabilis (Banks):

Hoff, 1946d: 201–203, figs 6–8
Hoff, 1949b: n/a, figs 38a–c
Hoff, 1958: 24
Holsinger, 1964: 63

Hesperochernes mirabilis (Banks):

Muchmore, 1974d: 30
Zeh, 1987b: 1084
Holsinger and Culver, 1988: 42
Peck, 1989: 19–20
Harvey, 1991a: 584
Muchmore, 1994b: 320–321
Christman and Culver, 2001: 372
181, 205, McCreedy, 2004 (reference missing)
Zigler, Niemiller, Stephen, Ayala, Milne, Gladstone, Engel, Jensen, Camp, Ozier and Cressler, 2020: 131

Hesperochernes sp.:

Hobbs III and Flynn, 1981: 12 (not seen)

Distribution table

Realm: Nearctic

US (Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia)
Type locality: Indian Cave, 4 miles W. of Cave City, Barren County, Kentucky, U.S.A.


Locality Lat Lon
1 4 miles W. of Cave City 37.133333 -86.016666
Type repository
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Banks, N. (1895a). Notes on the Pseudoscorpionida. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 3: 1–13. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1932e). Pseudoscorpionidea II. Subord. C. Cheliferinea. Tierreich 58: i–xxi, 1–294. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, R.V. (1925). Diagnoses of new American Arachnida. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 67: 211–248. -- Show included taxa

Christman, M.C. & Culver, D.C. (2001). The relationship between cave biodiversity and available habitat. Journal of Biogeography 28: 367–380. -- Show included taxa

Coolidge, K.R. (1908). A list of the North American Pseudoscorpionida. Psyche, Cambridge 15: 108–114. -- Show included taxa

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

Hobbs III, H.H. & Flynn, M.F. (1981). The cave fauna of Ohio. Pholeos 1: 7–14. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1946d). A study of the type collections of some pseudoscorpions originally described by Nathan Banks. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 36: 195–205. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1949b). The pseudoscorpions of Illinois. Bulletin of the Illinois Natural History Survey 24: 407–498. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1958). List of the pseudoscorpions of North America north of Mexico. American Museum Novitates 1875: 1–50. -- Show included taxa

Holsinger, J.R. (1964). The biology of Virginia caves. In: Caves of Virginia Virginia Cave Survey, Falls Church: 57–74. -- Show included taxa

Holsinger, J.R. & Culver, D.C. (1988). The invertebrate cave fauna of Virginia and a part of eastern Tennessee: zoogeography and ecology. Brimleyana 14: 1–162. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1974d). Clarification of the genera Hesperochernes and Dinocheirus (Pseudoscorpionida, Chernetidae). Journal of Arachnology 2: 25–36. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1994b). Some pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida) from caves in Ohio and Indiana, U.S.A.. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 113: 316–324. -- Show included taxa

Peck, S.B. (1989). The cave fauna of Alabama: part I. The terrestrial invertebrates (excluding insects). Bulletin of the National Speleological Society 51: 11–33. -- 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

Wolf, B. (1938). Animalium cavernarum catalogus. Junk, Gravenhage 3. -- Show included taxa

Zeh, D.W. (1987b). Aggression, density, and sexual dimorphism in chernetid pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida). Evolution 41: 1072–1087. -- Show included taxa

Zigler, K., Niemiller, M., Stephen, C., Ayala, B., Milne, M., Gladstone, N., Engel, A., Jensen, J., Camp, C., Ozier, J. & Cressler, A. (2020). Biodiversity from caves and other subterranean habitats of Georgia, USA. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 82: 125–167. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2024-01-23 New taxonomic reference entry Zigler, Niemiller, Stephen, Ayala, Milne, Gladstone, Engel, Jensen, Camp, Ozier and Cressler, 2020