Mundochthonius pacificus (Banks, 1893)


Original combination: Roncus pacificus


Taxonomic references

Roncus pacificus

Banks, 1893: 66 original description

Lechytia pacifica (Banks):

Banks, 1895a: 13
Coolidge, 1908: 114

Mundochthonius pacificus (Banks):

Schuster, 1968: 137–139, figs 1–6
Harvey, 1991a: 191–192

Not Lechytia pacifica (Banks):

Chamberlin, 1925b: 337 (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Chamberlin, 1929a: 77, figs 1g, 3c, 3f (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Chamberlin, 1931a: 69, figs 13d, 15c, 17c, 25d, 28c, 34i-j, 43e–f, 47c (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Beier, 1932a: 73–74 (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Roewer, 1937: 242 (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Hoff, 1952a: 43–45 (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Hoff and Clawson, 1952: 2 (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Hoff, 1956a: 11–12 (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Hoff, 1958: 7 (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Hoff, 1959b: 4, etc. (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Hoff, 1961: 425–427 (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Hoff, 1963a: 2 (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)
Zeh, 1987b: 1086 (misidentification; see Lechytia hoffi)

Distribution table

Realm: Nearctic

US (California, Idaho, Washington)
Type locality: Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, U.S.A.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Olympia 47.033333 -122.9
Type repository
Zoobank LSID


Banks, N. (1893). New Chernetidae from the United States. Canadian Entomologist 25: 64–67. -- Show included taxa

Banks, N. (1895a). Notes on the Pseudoscorpionida. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 3: 1–13. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1932a). Pseudoscorpionidea I. Subord. Chthoniinea et Neobisiinea. Tierreich 57: i–xx, 1–258. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1925b). Notes on the status of genera in the chelonethid family Chthoniidae together with a description of a new genus and species from New Zealand. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 81: 333–338. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1929a). A synoptic classification of the false scorpions or chela-spinners, with a report on a cosmopolitan collection of the same. Part 1. The Heterosphyronida (Chthoniidae) (Arachnida-Chelonethida). Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10) 4: 50–80. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1931a). The arachnid order Chelonethida. Stanford University Publications, Biological Sciences 7(1): 1–284. -- 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

Hoff, C.C. (1952a). Some heterosphyronid pseudoscorpions from New Mexico. Great Basin Naturalist 12: 39–45. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1956a). The heterosphyronid pseudoscorpions of New Mexico. American Museum Novitates 1772: 1–13. -- 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

Hoff, C.C. (1959b). The ecology and distribution of the pseudoscorpions of north-central New Mexico. University of New Mexico Publications in Biology 8: 1–68. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1961). Pseudoscorpions from Colorado. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 122: 409–464. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1963a). Pseudoscorpions from the Black Hills of South Dakota. American Museum Novitates 2134: 1–10. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. & Clawson, D.L. (1952). Pseudoscorpions from rodent nests. American Museum Novitates 1585: 1–38. -- 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

Schuster, R.O. (1968). The identity of Roncus pacificus Banks (Arachnida: Chelonethida). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 44: 137–139. -- Show included taxa

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


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