Epactiochernes tumidus (Banks, 1895)


Original combination: Chelanops tumidus

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:c68bd8db-a3a5-4d7d-9666-555071c662fa

Genus type of Epactiochernes Muchmore, 1974

Taxonomic references

Chelanops tumidus

Banks, 1895a: 7 original description
Banks, 1904a: 141
Coolidge, 1908: 111

Dinocheirus tumidus (Banks):

Beier, 1932e: 139
Hoff, 1947b: 529–532, figs 29–30
Hoff, 1958: 26
Weygoldt, 1966e: 462–467, figs 1a–f, 2a–d
Kaestner, 1968: 216
Weygoldt, 1969a: 30, 49–51, figs 45a–f, 54a–d, 105
Schaller, 1971: 428–429
Weygoldt, 1971a: 14, fig. 18
Schaller, 1979: n/a, plate 10.III fig. 8
Weygoldt, 1990: n/a, fig. 7Da–c

Epactiochernes tumidus (Banks):

Muchmore, 1974c: 398–403, figs 1–11
Muchmore, 1975d: n/a, fig. 4
Roth and Brown, 1976: 127
Zeh, 1987b: 1084
Muchmore, 1990c: 521, fig. 18.82
Harvey, 1991a: 576
Proctor, 1993: 156

Distribution table

Realm: Nearctic

US (Florida, North Carolina)
Type locality: Indian River inlet, Indian River County, Florida, U.S.A.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Indian River inlet 28.55 -80.75
Type repository
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Banks, N. (1904a). The Arachnida of Florida. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 56: 120–147. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1932e). Pseudoscorpionidea II. Subord. C. Cheliferinea. Tierreich 58: i–xxi, 1–294. -- 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. (1947b). The species of the pseudoscorpion genus Chelanops described by Banks. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 98: 471–550. -- 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

Kaestner, A. (1968). Arthropod relatives, Chelicerata, Myriapoda. In: Invertebrate zoology John Wiley & Sons, New York 2. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1974c). Pseudoscorpions from Florida. 3. Epactiochernes, a new genus based upon Chelanops tumidus Banks (Chernetidae). Florida Entomologist 57: 397–407. -- 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. (1990c). A pseudoscorpion from arctic Canada (Pseudoscorpionida, Chernetidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 68: 389–390. -- Show included taxa

Proctor, H.C. (1993). Mating biology resolves trichotomy for cheliferoid pseudoscorpions (Pseudoscorpionida, Cheliferoidea). Journal of Arachnology 21: 156–158. -- Show included taxa

Roth, V.D. & Brown, W.L. (1976). Other intertidal air-breathing arthropods. In: Cheng, L. (ed.) Marine insects North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam and Oxford: 119–150. -- Show included taxa

Schaller, F. (1971). Indirect sperm transfer by soil arthropods. Annual Review of Entomology 16: 407–446. -- Show included taxa

Schaller, F. (1979). Significance of sperm transfer and formation of spermatophores in arthropod phylogeny. In: Gupta, A.P. (ed.) Arthropod phylogeny Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York: 587–608. -- Show included taxa

Weygoldt, P. (1966e). Mating behaviour and spermatophore morphology in the pseudoscorpion Dinocheirus tumidus Banks (Cheliferinea, Chernetidae). Biological Bulletin of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Wood's Hole 130: 462–467. -- Show included taxa

Weygoldt, P. (1969a). The biology of pseudoscorpions. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. -- Show included taxa

Weygoldt, P. (1971a). Vergleichend-embryologische Untersuchungen an Pseudoscorpionen V. Das Embryonalstadium mit seinem Pumporgan bei verschiedenen Arten und sein Wert als taxonomisches Merkmal.. Zeitschrift für die Zoologische Systematik und Evolutionforschung 9: 3–29. -- Show included taxa

Weygoldt, P. (1990). Arthropoda-Chelicerata: sperm transfer. In: Adiyodi, K.G. and Adiyodi, R.G. (ed.) Reproductive biology of invertebrates Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi 4 (B): 77–119. -- 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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