Austrochernes australiensis (With, 1905)


Original combination: Chelifer australiensis


Genus type of Austrochernes Beier, 1932

Taxonomic references

Chelifer australiensis

With, 1905: 101–104, plate 6 figs 2a–g original description

Austrochernes australiensis (With):

Beier, 1932e: 171
Chamberlin, 1934b: 10
Roewer, 1937: 301
Harvey, 1981b: 246
Harvey, 1985d: 133
Harvey, 1991a: 547–548
Judson, 1997a: 9
Harvey, 2018: 126–129, figs 40–48

Not Chelifer (Trachychernes) australiensis (With):

Ellingsen, 1910a: 373 (misidentification; see Heterochernes novaezealandiae (Beier))

Distribution table

Realm: Australasia

Australia (New South Wales or Queensland?)
Type locality: Queensland, Australia (^Judson (1997) suggested that the actual type locality may be Gerringong, New South Wales).


Locality Lat Lon
1 Queensland (IMPRECISE) -23 145
Type repository
  • Syntypes: 2 males (BMNH 1893.12.17.-)
Zoobank LSID


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

Chamberlin, J.C. (1934b). Check list of the false scorpions of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum 10(22): 1–14. -- Show included taxa

Ellingsen, E. (1910a). Die Pseudoskorpione des Berliner Museums. Mitteilung aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 4: 357–423. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1981b). A checklist of the Australian Pseudoscorpionida. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 5: 237–252. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1985d). Pseudoscorpionida. In: Walton, D.W. (ed.) Zoological catalogue of Australia Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra 3: 126–155. -- Show included taxa

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

Harvey, M.S. (2018). Balgachernes occultus, a new genus and species of pseudoscorpion (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae) associated with balga (Xanthorrhoea preissii) in south-western Australia, with remarks on Austrochernes and Troglochernes. Records of the Western Australian Museum 33: 115–130. -- 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

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

With, C.J. (1905). On Chelonethi, chiefly from the Australian region, in the collection of the British Museum, with observations on the "coxal sac" and on some cases of abnormal segmentation. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7) 15: 94–143, 328. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-02-27 New taxonomic reference entry Harvey, 2018