Tyrannochthonius contractus (Tullgren, 1907)


Original combination: Chthonius contractus

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:f1c09d74-167d-4f47-994a-44e32eedf9b5

Taxonomic references

Chthonius contractus

Tullgren, 1907b: 232–233, figs 10a–b original description
Ellingsen, 1909a: 219
Ellingsen, 1912b: 89, 120

Tyrannochthonius contractus (Tullgren):

Beier, 1932a: 65–66, fig. 82
Roewer, 1937: 240
Vachon, 1952a: 22–24, figs 8–9
Beier, 1958a: 159
Beier, 1964k: 31
Beier, 1966k: 455
Lawrence, 1967: 87
Spaull, 1979: 117
Harvey, 1991a: 207
Harvey, 2010a: 332

Distribution table

Realm: Afrotropic

Seychelles (Groupe d'Aldabra)
South Africa
Type locality: Van Reenen, Free State, South Africa. Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Stamford Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Lake Sibhayi (as Lake Sibayi), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Junction of the Black and White Umfolozi Rivers, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Van Reenen -28.366666 29.383333
2 Amanzimtoti -30.05 30.883333
3 Stamford Hill -29.816666 31.016666
4 Lake Sibhayi -27.358 32.685
5 Junction of the Black and White Umfolozi Rivers -28.349444 31.979444
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Beier, M. (1932a). Pseudoscorpionidea I. Subord. Chthoniinea et Neobisiinea. Tierreich 57: i–xx, 1–258. -- 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

Beier, M. (1966k). Ergänzungen zur Pseudoscorpioniden-Fauna des südlichen Afrika. Annals of the Natal Museum 18: 455–470. -- Show included taxa

Ellingsen, E. (1909a). Contributions to the knowledge of the pseudoscorpions from material belonging to the Museo Civico in Genova. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (3) 4: 205–220. -- 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

Harvey, M.S. (2010a). A synopsis of the smaller arachnid orders of the Seychelles islands (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones, Schizomida, Amblypygi and Palpigradi). In: Gerlach, J. and Marusik, Y. (ed.) Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles Islands Siri Scientific Press, Manchester: 331–340. -- Show included taxa

Lawrence, R.F. (1967). The pseudoscorpions (false-scorpions) of the Kruger National Park. Koedoe 10: 87–91. -- 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

Spaull, V.W. (1979). Distribution of soil and litter arthropods on Aldabra Atoll. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (B) 285: 109–117. -- Show included taxa

Tullgren, A. (1907b). Chelonethiden aus Natal und Zululand. In: Wirén, A. (ed.) Zoologiska studier tillägnade Professor T. Tullberg Almquist and Wiksells, Uppsala: 216–236. -- Show included taxa

Vachon, M. (1952a). La reserve naturelle intégrale du Mt. Nimba. II. Pseudoscorpions. Mémoires de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire 19: 17–43. -- Show included taxa


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