Lechytia hoffi Muchmore, 1975


Original combination: Lechytia hoffi

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:dff8eb88-2a3d-4509-b521-e8379b01c548

Taxonomic references

Lechytia pacifica (Banks):

Chamberlin, 1925b: 337 (misidentification)
Chamberlin, 1929a: 77, figs 1g, 3c, 3f (misidentification)
Chamberlin, 1931a: 69, figs 13d, 15c, 17c, 25d, 28c, 34i-j, 43e-f, 47c (misidentification)
Beier, 1932a: 73–74 (misidentification)
Roewer, 1937: 242 (misidentification)
Hoff, 1952a: 43–45 (misidentification)
Hoff and Clawson, 1952: 2 (misidentification)
Beck, Barnum and Moore, 1953: 46 (misidentification)
Hoff, 1956a: 11–12 (misidentification)
Hoff, 1958: 7 (misidentification)
Hoff, 1959b: 4, etc. (misidentification)
Hoff, 1961: 425–427 (misidentification)
Hoff, 1963a: 2 (misidentification)
Muchmore, 1971a: 90 (misidentification)
Zeh, 1987b: 1086 (misidentification)

Lechytia hoffi

Muchmore, 1975b: 21–25, figs 14–17 original description
Muchmore, 1990a: n/a, fig. 18.12
Harvey, 1991a: 187
Francke and Villegas-Guzmán, 2006: 295
Murienne, Harvey and Giribet, 2008: 174
Harvey, Huey, Hillyer, McIntyre and Giribet, 2016: 81, fig. 2
Benavides, Cosgrove, Harvey and Giribet, 2019: 3, 4, figs 3, 4

Distribution table

Realm: Nearctic

US (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington)
Type locality: North Cheyenne Canyon, about 5 miles SW. of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, U.S.A.


Locality Lat Lon
1 North Cheyenne Canyon Park 38.783333 -104.9
Type repository
  • Holotype male (AMNH, WM 474.01001); 5 male, 1 female paratypes (AMNH)

Beck, D.E., Barnum, A.H. & Moore, L. (1953). Arthropod consortes found in the nests of Neotoma cinerea acraia (Ord) and Neotoma lepida lepida Thomas. Proceedings, Arts and Letters of the Utah Academy of Sciences 30: 43–52. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1932a). Pseudoscorpionidea I. Subord. Chthoniinea et Neobisiinea. Tierreich 57: i–xx, 1–258. -- Show included taxa

Benavides, L.R., Cosgrove, J.G., Harvey, M.S. & Giribet, G. (2019). Phylogenomic interrogation resolves the backbone of the Pseudoscorpiones Tree of Life. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 139(106509): 1–14. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1925b). Notes on the status of genera in the chelonethid family Chthoniidae together with a description of a new genus and species from New Zealand. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 81: 333–338. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1929a). A synoptic classification of the false scorpions or chela-spinners, with a report on a cosmopolitan collection of the same. Part 1. The Heterosphyronida (Chthoniidae) (Arachnida-Chelonethida). Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10) 4: 50–80. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1931a). The arachnid order Chelonethida. Stanford University Publications, Biological Sciences 7(1): 1–284. -- Show included taxa

Francke, O.F. & Villegas-Guzmán, G.A. (2006). Symbiotic relationships between pseudoscorpions (Arachnida) and packrats (Rodentia). Journal of Arachnology 34: 289–298. -- Show included taxa

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

Harvey, M.S., Huey, J.A., Hillyer, M.J., McIntyre, E. & Giribet, G. (2016). The first troglobitic species of Gymnobisiidae (Pseudoscorpiones, Neobisioidea), from Table Mountain (Western Cape Province, South Africa) and its phylogenetic position. Invertebrate Systematics 30: 75–85. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1952a). Some heterosphyronid pseudoscorpions from New Mexico. Great Basin Naturalist 12: 39–45. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1956a). The heterosphyronid pseudoscorpions of New Mexico. American Museum Novitates 1772: 1–13. -- 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. (1959b). The ecology and distribution of the pseudoscorpions of north-central New Mexico. University of New Mexico Publications in Biology 8: 1–68. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1961). Pseudoscorpions from Colorado. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 122: 409–464. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1963a). Pseudoscorpions from the Black Hills of South Dakota. American Museum Novitates 2134: 1–10. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. & Clawson, D.L. (1952). Pseudoscorpions from rodent nests. American Museum Novitates 1585: 1–38. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1971a). Phoresy by North and Central American pseudoscorpions. Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science 12: 79–97. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1975b). The genus Lechytia in the United States (Pseudoscorpionida, Chthoniidae). Southwestern Naturalist 20: 13–27. -- 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

Murienne, J., Harvey, M.S. & Giribet, G. (2008). First molecular phylogeny of the major clades of Pseudoscorpiones (Arthropoda: Chelicerata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 170–184. -- 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

Zeh, D.W. (1987b). Aggression, density, and sexual dimorphism in chernetid pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida). Evolution 41: 1072–1087. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-04-07 New taxonomic reference entry Benavides, Cosgrove, Harvey and Giribet, 2019