Selachochthonius cavernicola (Lawrence, 1935)


Original combination: Chthoniella cavernicola


Genus type of Chthoniella Lawrence, 1935

Taxonomic references

Chthoniella cavernicola

Lawrence, 1935: 551–555, figs 1, 2a–i original description
Roewer, 1937: 241
Lawrence, 1964: 74
Vandel, 1965: 86
Sharratt, Picker and Samways, 2000: 116, 119, 121, 127, 139 (as Cthoniella [sic] cavernicola)

Selachochthonius cavernicola (Lawrence):

Beier, 1964k: 33
Harvey, 1991a: 203

Distribution table

Realm: Afrotropic

South Africa
Type locality: Pluto's Hall, Wynberg Cave, Table Mountain, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Wynberg Cave -33.983333 18.416666
Type repository
  • Syntypes: 2 specimens (South African Museum?)
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Beier, M. (1964k). Weiteres zur Kenntnis der Pseudoscorpioniden-Fauna des südlichen Afrika. Annals of the Natal Museum 16: 30–90. -- Show included taxa

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

Lawrence, R.F. (1935). A cavernicolous false scorpion from Table Mountain, Cape Town. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10) 15: 549–555. -- Show included taxa

Lawrence, R.F. (1964). New cavernicolous spiders from South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 48: 57–75. -- 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

Sharratt, N.J., Picker, M.D. & Samways, M.J. (2000). The invertebrate fauna of the sandstone caves of the Cape Peninsula (South Africa): patterns of endemism and conservation priorities. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 107–143. -- Show included taxa

Vandel, A. (1965). Biospeleology: the biology of cavernicolous animals. Pergamon Press, Edinburgh. [authorized translation] -- Show included taxa


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