Paratemnoides elongatus (Banks, 1895)


Original combination: Atemnus elongatus


Junior synonym of: Paratemnoides nidificator Balzan, 1888

Taxonomic references

Atemnus elongatus

Banks, 1895a: 10 original description
Banks, 1904a: 141
Coolidge, 1908: 112
Banks, 1909c: 174
Chamberlin, 1931a: n/a, fig. 11k (synonymized with Paratemnoides nidificator (Balzan, 1888) by Judson, 2016: 73)

Genus? elongatus Banks:

Beier, 1932e: 277
Roewer, 1937: 317

Paratemnus elongatus (Banks):

Hoff, 1946b: 109–113, figs 1–2
Hoff, 1958: 20
Hoff, 1964b: 2–5
Lloyd and Muchmore, 1974: 381
Muchmore, 1974b: 80
Lloyd, Correale and Muchmore, 1975: 241–242, fig. 1
Muchmore, 1975d: n/a, fig. 13
Beier, 1976d: 46
Muchmore, 1977: 76
Brach, 1978: 4–11, figs 1–4
Brach, 1979: 34
Corey and Stout, 1990: 169–171
Muchmore, 1990a: 517, fig. 18.59
Zeh and Zeh, 1990: 308–310, fig. 1
Muchmore, 1991b: 157
Santos and Coutinho-Netto, 2006: 28–32
Armas, Alegre B., Barba D., Rodríguez-Cabrera, Alayón G. and Peréz G., 2017: 219

Paratemnoides elongatus (Banks):

Harvey, 1991a: 470
Poinar, Ćurčić and Cokendolpher, 1998: 86
Perez-Gelabert, 2008: 66–32, figs 1–6
Del-Claro and Tizo-Pedroso, 2009: 17, fig. 5
Ovchinnikov and Masta, 2012: 3–14, figs 1–6
Córdova-Tabares and Villegas-Guzmán, 2013: 604, 610

Not Atemnus elongatus Banks:

Berger, 1906: 489–490, fig. 1 (misidentification; see Paratemnoides nidificator (Balzan))

Distribution table

Realm: Nearctic; Neotropic

Type locality: St Lucie River, Sand Point, Enterprise, Punta Gorda, Volusia County, Florida, U.S.A.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Sand Point 28.616666 -80.8
Type repository
Zoobank LSID


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

Banks, N. (1904a). The Arachnida of Florida. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 56: 120–147. -- Show included taxa

Banks, N. (1909c). Arachnida of Cuba. Report, Estación Central Agronómica de Cuba 2: 150–174. -- Show included taxa

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

Beier, M. (1976d). Pseudoscorpione von der Dominicanischen Republik (Insel Haiti). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 83: 45–58. -- Show included taxa

Berger, E.W. (1906). A pseudoscorpion from Guatemala. Ohio Naturalist 6: 489–491. -- Show included taxa

Brach, V. (1978). Social behavior in the pseudoscorpion Paratemnus elongatus (Banks) (Pseudoscorpionida: Atemnidae). Insectes Sociaux 25: 3–11. -- Show included taxa

Brach, V. (1979). Species diversity and distributional relationships of pseudoscorpions from slash pine (Pinus elliottii Eng.) in Florida (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpionida). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 78: 32–39. -- 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

Córdova-Tabares, V. & Villegas-Guzmán, G. (2013). Nuevos registros de pseudoescorpiones (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) en Chiapas, México. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (nueva serie) 29: 596–613. -- Show included taxa

Corey, D.T. & Stout, I.J. (1990). Ground surface arachnids in sandhill communities of Florida. Journal of Arachnology 18: 167–172. -- Show included taxa

Del-Claro, K. & Tizo-Pedroso, E. (2009). Ecological and evolutionary pathways of social behavior in pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones). acta ethologica 12: 13–22. -- Show included taxa

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

Hoff, C.C. (1946b). A redescription of Atemnus elongatus Banks, 1895. Proceedings of the New England Zoölogical Club 23: 109–113. -- 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. (1964b). Atemnid and cheliferid pseudoscorpions, chiefly from Florida. American Museum Novitates 2198: 1–43. -- Show included taxa

Judson, M.L.I. (2016). Pseudoscorpions (Arachnida, Chelonethi) in Mexican amber, with a list of extant species associated with mangrove and Hymenaea trees in Chiapas. Boletin de la Sociedad Geologica Mexicana 68: 57–79. -- Show included taxa

Lloyd, J.E. & Muchmore, W.B. (1974). Pseudoscorpions phoretic on fireflies. Florida Entomologist 57: 381. -- Show included taxa

Lloyd, J.E., Correale, S. & Muchmore, W.B. (1975). Pseudoscorpions phoretic on fireflies II. Florida Entomologist 58: 241–242. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1974b). Pseudoscorpions from Florida. 2. A new genus and species Bituberochernes mumae (Chernetidae). Florida Entomologist 57: 77–80. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1975d). Use of the spermathecae in the taxonomy of chernetid pseudoscorpions. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Arachnological Congress Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Amsterdam: 17–20. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1977). Preliminary list of the pseudoscorpions of the Yucatan Peninsula and adjacent regions, with descriptions of some new species (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida). Bulletin of the Association for Mexican Cave Studies 6: 63–78. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1990a). Pseudoscorpionida. In: Dindal, D.L. (ed.) Soil biology guide John Wiley and Sons, New York: 503–527. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1991b). Pseudoscorpionida. In: Navarro L., D. and Robinson, J.G. (ed.) Diversidad biológica en la Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Quintana Roo, México Centro de Investigaciones de Quintana Roo, México, Chetumal: 155–173. -- Show included taxa

Ovchinnikov, S. & Masta, S.E. (2012). Pseudoscorpion mitochondria show rearranged genes and genome-wide reductions of RNA gene sizes and inferred structures, yet typical nucleotide composition bias. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 31. -- Show included taxa

Perez-Gelabert, D.E. (2008). Arthropods of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti): a checklist and bibliography. Zootaxa 1831: 1–530. -- Show included taxa

Poinar, G.O., Jr, Ćurčić, B.P.M. & Cokendolpher, J.C. (1998). Arthropod phoresy involving pseudoscorpions in the past and present. Acta Arachnologica 47: 79–96. -- 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

Santos, W.F. dos & Coutinho-Netto, J. (2006). Effects of the Paratemnus elongatus pseudoscorpion venom in the uptake and binding of the L-glutamate and GABA from rat cerebral cortex. Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology 20: 27–34. -- Show included taxa

Zeh, J.A. & Zeh, D.W. (1990). Cooperative foraging for large prey by Paratemnus elongatus (Pseudoscorpionida, Atemnidae). Journal of Arachnology 18: 307–311. -- Show included taxa

Armas, L.F. de, Alegre B., A., Barba D., R.A., Rodríguez-Cabrera, T.M., Alayón G., G. & Peréz G., A. (2017). Arácnidos. In: C. A. Mancina and D. D. Cruz F. Diversidad biológica de Cuba: métodos de inventario, monitoreo y colecciones biológicas Editorial AMA: La Habana: 196–223. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-03-05 New taxonomic reference entry Armas, Alegre B., Barba D., Rodríguez-Cabrera, Alayón G. and Peréz G., 2017