Tridenchthonius serrulatus (Silvestri, 1918)


Original combination: Chthonius serrulatus


Genus type of Afroditha Beier, 1930

Taxonomic references

Chthonius serrulatus

Silvestri, 1918: 294–296, plate 5, plate 6 figs 1–13 (as Chtonius [sic] serrulata [sic]) (in part; see Compsaditha aburi Chamberlin and R.V. Chamberlin)' original description
Viggiani, 1973: 352 (as Chtonius [sic] serrulatus)

Tridenchthonius serrulatus (Silvestri):

Chamberlin and Chamberlin, 1945: 50–51, figs 12a–b
Beier, 1948b: 451, 456
Hoff, 1950c: 534
Vachon, 1952a: 20–21, figs 3–7
Zeh, 1987b: 1086
Harvey, 1991a: 227
Judson, 2018b: 148

Ditha serrulata (Silvestri):

Roewer, 1937: 234
Vachon, 1940e: 68

Not Afroditha serrulata (Silvestri):

Beier, 1930i: 48, figs 6a–b (misidentification; see Compsaditha aburi Chamberlin and R.V. Chamberlin)

Not Ditha serrulata (Silvestri):

Beier, 1932a: 27 (misidentification; see Compsaditha aburi Chamberlin and R.V. Chamberlin)

Distribution table

Realm: Afrotropic

Côte d’Ivoire
Type locality: Olokemeji, Oyo, Nigeria.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Olokemeji 7.416666 3.533333
Type repository
  • "Typi" and "Paratypi" (Silvestri collection?)
Zoobank LSID


Beier, M. (1930i). Nuovi pseudoscorpioni dell'Africa tropicale. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria del R. Istituto Superiore Agrario in Portici 25: 44–48. -- Show included taxa

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

Beier, M. (1948b). Phoresie und Phagophilie bei Pseudoscorpionen. Österreichische Zoologische Zeitschrift 1: 441–497. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. & Chamberlin, R.V. (1945). The genera and species of the Tridenchthoniidae (Dithidae). A family of the arachnid order Chelonethida. Bulletin of the University of Utah, Biological Series 9(2): 1–67. -- Show included taxa

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

Hoff, C.C. (1950c). A new species and some records of tridenchthoniid pseudoscorpions. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 43: 534–536. -- 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

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

Silvestri, F. (1918). Contribuzione alla conoscenza die termitidi e termitofili dell'Africa occidentale. II. Termitofili. Parte prima. Bollettino del Laboratoria di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della R. Scuola sup. d'Agricoltura, Portici (2) 12: 287–346. -- Show included taxa

Vachon, M. (1940e). Voyage en A.O.F. de L. Berland et J. Millot. IV. Pseudoscorpions. Deuxième note. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 65: 62–72. -- Show included taxa

Vachon, M. (1952a). La reserve naturelle intégrale du Mt. Nimba. II. Pseudoscorpions. Mémoires de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire 19: 17–43. -- Show included taxa

Viggiani, G. (1973). Le specie descritte da Filippo Silvestri (1873–1949). Bollettino di Laboratorio di Entomologia Agraria Portici 30: 351–418. -- 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
2024-02-01 New taxonomic reference entry Judson, 2018