Ephippiochthonius kewi (Gabbutt, 1966)


Original combination: Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) kewi

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:351bf6fc-f473-4e81-825b-bdeaa3285f04

Taxonomic references

Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) kewi

Gabbutt, 1966b: 169–178, figs 1a–h, 2a–h, 3a–f, 4a–h, 5a–d original description
Legg, 1971a: 475, fig. 2d
Crocker, 1978: 8
Legg, 1987: 180
Legg and Jones, 1988: 62–64, figs 11a, 11b(a–f)
Harvey, 1991a: 168
Platen, Blick, Bliss, Drogla, Malten, Martens, Sacher and Wunderlich, 1995: 9
Drogla, 2004: 6
Drogla and Lippold, 2004: 16–17
Tooren, 2005b: 93–94
Christophoryová, Štáhlavský, Krumpál and Fedor, 2012: 6
Mahnert and Weber, 2013: 110, fig. 5

Chthonius kewi Gabbutt:

Bishop, 1967: 393
Howes, 1972c: 142
Legg, 1972b: 5
Legg, 1973b: 430
Legg, 1975a: 66
Legg, 1975b: 101, figs 1e, 6, 7b, 15a–b
Jones, 1980c: n/a, map 7
Jones and Irwin, 1982: 56
Mendel, 1982: 296
Drogla, 1992: 62–66
Judson, 1997a: 22
Legg, 2003a: 1
Tooren, 2011b: 87–89
Legg and Farr-Cox, 2016: n/a, fig. 2

Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) tetrachelatus (Preyssler):

Lazzeroni, 1969b: 395–396 (in part)

Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) aff. kewi Gabbutt:

Ashmole, Oromí, Ashmole and Martín, 1996: 18

Chthonius cf. kewi Gabbutt:

Ducháč, 1996: 81–84, figs 1–3

Ephippiochthonius kewi (Gabbutt, 1966):

Zaragoza, 2017: 32 (implied by elevation of subgenus to genus level)
Lissner, 2021: 50–57, figs 2a, 3a, b, 4b, 5
Legg, 2019: 190

Distribution table

Realm: Palearctic

Portugal (Azores)?
Type locality: Colne Point, near St Osyth, Essex, England, United Kingdom.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Colne Point 51.766666 1.05
Type repository
  • undefined Holotype male, Allotype female, Paratypes: 3 male, 3 female (BMNH)

Ashmole, N.P., Oromí, P., Ashmole, M.J. & Martín, J.L. (1996). The invertebrate fauna of early successional volcanic habitats in the Azores. Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal 48: 5–39. -- Show included taxa

Bishop, C.P. (1967). The cheliceral flagellum of pseudoscorpions. Journal of Natural History 1: 393–397. -- Show included taxa

Christophoryová, J., Štáhlavský, F., Krumpál, M. & Fedor, P. (2012). Pseudoscorpions of the Czech Republic and Slovakia: an annotated and revised checklist (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones). North-Western Journal of Zoology 8(1): 1–21. -- Show included taxa

Crocker, J. (1978). Introduction to false scorpions. British Arachnological Society, Secretary's News Letter 21: 4–9. -- Show included taxa

Drogla, R. (1992). Pseudoskorpione des Naturschutzgebietes "Schwellenburg" bei Erfurt/Thüringen (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones). Veröffentlichungen Naturkundemuseum Erfurt 1992: 62–66. -- Show included taxa

Drogla, R. (2004). Kommentierte Checkliste der Pseudoskorpione Thüringens (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones). In: Hartmann, M. and Bellstedt, R. (ed.) Check-listen Thüringer Insekten und Spinnentiere Thüringer Entomologenvernad e.V., Jena: 5–8. -- Show included taxa

Drogla, R. & Lippold, K. (2004). Zur Kenntnis der pseudoskorpion-fauna von Ostdeutschland (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 27–28: 1–54. -- Show included taxa

Ducháč, V. (1996). Nález Chthonius cf. kewi (Pseudoscorpiones) v České Republice. Východočeský Sborník Přírodovědný-Práce a Studie 4: 81–84. -- Show included taxa

Gabbutt, P.D. (1966b). A new species of pseudoscorpion from Britain. Journal of Zoology, London 150: 165–181. -- Show included taxa

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

Howes, C.A. (1972c). The pseudoscorpion Chthonius kewi Gabbutt in North Nottinghamshire and notes on its breeding. Naturalist, Hull 923: 142. -- Show included taxa

Jones, P.E. (1980c). Provisional atlas of the Arachnida of the British Isles. Part 1. Pseudoscorpiones.. Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Monks Wood. -- Show included taxa

Jones, R.E. & Irwin, A.G. (1982). A rare pseudoscorpion new to Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society 26: 56. -- Show included taxa

Judson, M.L.I. (1997a). Catalogue of the pseudoscorpion types (Arachnida: Chelonethi) in the Natural History Museum, London. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology 11: 1–54. -- Show included taxa

Lazzeroni, G. (1969b). Contributo alla conoscenza degli pseudoscorpioni della regione Veronese. (Ricerche sugli Pseudoscorpioni. IV). Memorie del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 16: 379–418. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. (1971a). False-scorpions: the families Chthoniidae, Neobisiidae and Cheiridiidae. Countryside 21: 472–477. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. (1972b). Some little known arachnids. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 4: 4–6. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. (1973b). The structure of encysted sperm of some British Pseudoscorpiones (Arachnida). Journal of Zoology, London 170: 429–440. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. (1975a). A generalised account of the male genitalia and associated glands of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 3: 66–74. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. (1975b). The genitalia and associated glands of five British species belonging to the family Chthoniidae (Pseudoscorpiones: Arachnida). Journal of Zoology, London 177: 99–121. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. (1987). Proposed taxonomic changes to the British pseudoscorpion fauna (Arachnida). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 7: 179–182. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. (2003a). Marine pseudoscorpions. Galea 6: 1. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. & Jones, R.E. (1988). Synopses of the British fauna (new series). 40. Pseudoscorpions (Arthropoda; Arachnida). Brill/Backhuys, Leiden. -- Show included taxa

Mahnert, V. & Weber, D. (2013). Pseudoskorpione (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones) aus Höhlen des Grossherzogtums Luxemburg. Ferrantia 69: 108–114. -- Show included taxa

Mendel, H. (1982). A few more records of pseudoscorpions including a species new to Suffolk. Transactions of the Suffolk Natural History Society 18: 296. -- Show included taxa

Platen, R., Blick, T., Bliss, P., Drogla, R., Malten, A., Martens, J., Sacher, P. & Wunderlich, J. (1995). Verzeichnis der Spinnentiere (excl. Acarida) Deutschlands (Arachnida: Araneida, Opilionida, Pseudoscorpionida). Arachnologische Mitteilungen, Sonderband 1: 1–55. -- Show included taxa

Tooren, D. van den (2005b). Naamlijst en determinatiesleutel tot de Pseudoschorpioenen van Nederland (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 23: 91–102. -- Show included taxa

Tooren, D. van den (2011b). Notes on the identification of the pseudoscorpions Chthonius tetrachelatus and C. kewi (Pseudoscorpiones: Chthoniidae). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 35: 87–90. -- Show included taxa

Zaragoza, J.A. (2017). Revision of the Ephippiochthonius complex in the Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Macaronesia, with proposed changes to the status of the Chthonius subgenera (Pseudoscorpiones, Chthoniidae). Zootaxa 4246: 1–221. -- Show included taxa

Lissner, J. (2021). External morphology and habitat preferences of Ephippiochthonius tetrachelatus and E. kewi (Pseudoscorpiones: Chthoniidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 61: 50–57. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. (2019). Changes in the British pseudoscorpion fauna over the last 50 years. Arachnology 18: 189–195. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. & Farr-Cox, F. (2016). Illustrated key to the British false scorpions (pseudoscorpions). Field Studies Council: Telford. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-10-03 Taxonomic reference update Lissner, 2021
2022-10-03 New taxonomic reference entry Legg and Farr-Cox, 2016
2022-06-18 Species updated Old value
2022-06-18 New taxonomic reference entry Legg, 2019
2022-06-18 New taxonomic reference entry Lissner, 2021
2022-06-18 New taxonomic reference entry Zaragoza, 2017
2022-03-18 Species updated Old value