Afrochthonius ceylonicus Beier, 1973


Original combination: Afrochthonius ceylonicus


Taxonomic references

Afrochthonius ceylonicus

Beier, 1973d: 40–42, fig. 2 original description
Harvey, 1991a: 131
Judson, 2018b: 148, figs 4A–B
Harms, Harvey, Roberts and Loria, 2024: n/a, figs 2–4

Distribution table

Realm: Indo-Malaya

Sri Lanka
Type locality: Horton Plains, 11 miles SSE. of Nuwara-Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Horton Plains 6.8 80.8
Type repository
  • Holotype male, allotype female (Lund University); Paratypes: 10 males, 6 females (Lund University); 1 nymph (Lund University); 10 males, 5 females, 9 nymphs (Lund University); 12 males, 5 females, 4 nymphs, (Geneva); 2 males, 2 females, 1 nymph (Geneva); 1 male, 1 female, 1 nymph (Geneva); 1 male (Geneva)

Beier, M. (1973d). Pseudoscorpionidea von Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica, Supplement 4: 39–55. -- Show included taxa

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

Judson, M.L.I. (2018b). Ontogeny and evolution of the duplex trichobothria of Pseudoscorpiones (Arachnida). Zoologischer Anzeiger 273: 133--151. -- Show included taxa

Harms, D., Harvey, M.S., Roberts, J.D. & Loria, S.F. (2024). Tectonically-driven climate change and the spread of temperate biomes: Insights from dragon pseudoscorpions (Pseudotyrannochthoniidae), a globally distributed arachnid lineage. Journal of Biogeography 51: 1032–1048. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2024-07-07 New taxonomic reference entry Harms, Harvey, Roberts and Loria, 2024
2024-02-01 New taxonomic reference entry Judson, 2018