Ellingsenius fulleri (Hewitt and Godfrey, 1929)


Original combination: Chelifer fulleri

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:da2ac8e1-fdf5-494c-a091-fab203cfa2ab

Taxonomic references

Chelifer exiguus Tullgren:

Ellingsen, 1912b: 83, 92 (misidentification)

Chelifer fulleri

Hewitt and Godfrey, 1929: 331–334, figs 1a, 7a–g, plate 22 fig. 11 original description

Ellingsenius fulleri (Hewitt and Godfrey):

Chamberlin, 1932a: 36
Beier, 1932e: 275
Roewer, 1937: 316
Beier, 1948b: 446, 459
Newlands, 1978: 700
Harvey, 1991a: 500
Judson, 1990b: 1303–1309, figs 1–22
Mahnert, 1991: 197–198
Poinar, Ćurčić and Cokendolpher, 1998: 90
Allsopp, Kassimatis, Swart and Dippenaar-Schoeman, 2003: 63
Donovan and Paul, 2005: 83, fig. 1
Zaragoza, 2007a: 54
Gonzalez, Mantilla and Mahnert, 2008: 471
Nassirkhani and Doustar, 2020: n/a, fig. 1

Ellingsenius somalicus Beier, 1932 -- synonymised by Judson, 1990b: 1304
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Ellingsenius somalicus
Beier, 1932d: 66–67 (synonymised by Judson, 1990: 1304) original description
Beier, 1932e: 275, fig. 298
Roewer, 1937: 316
Beier, 1948b: 459
Harvey, 1991a: 501
Distribution table

Realm: Afrotropic; Palearctic

South Africa
Spain (mainland)
Type locality: Dunbrody, Eastern Cape, South Africa.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Dunbrody -33.466666 25.55
Type repository
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Allsopp, M.H., Kassimatis, E.J., Swart, D.J. & Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S. (2003). No evidence that pseudoscorpions are controlling varroa mites in South African honeybee colonies. South African Bee Journal 75: 61–66. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1932d). Zur Kenntnis der Cheliferidae (Pseudoscorpionidea). Zoologischer Anzeiger 100: 53–67. -- Show included taxa

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

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

Chamberlin, J.C. (1932a). A synoptic revision of the generic classification of the chelonethid family Cheliferidae Simon (Arachnida) (continued). Canadian Entomologist 64: 17–21, 35–39. -- Show included taxa

Donovan, B.J. & Paul, F. (2005). Pseudoscorpions: the forgotten beneficials inside beehives and their potential for management for control of Varroa and other arthropod pests. Bee World 86: 82–86. -- Show included taxa

Ellingsen, E. (1912b). The pseudoscorpions of South Africa, based on the collections of the South African Museum, Cape Town. Annals of the South African Museum 10: 75–128. -- Show included taxa

Gonzalez, V.H., Mantilla, B. & Mahnert, V. (2008). A new host record for Dasychernes inquilinus (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones, Chernetidae), with an overview of pseudoscorpion-bee relationships. Journal of Arachnology 35: 470–474. -- Show included taxa

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

Hewitt, J. & Godfrey, R. (1929). South African pseudoscorpions of the genus Chelifer Geoffroy. Annals of the Natal Museum 6: 305–336. -- Show included taxa

Judson, M.L.I. (1990b). Redescription of the bee-associate Ellingsenius fulleri (Hewitt and Godfrey) (Arachnida, Chelonethi, Cheliferidae) with new records from Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Journal of Natural History 24: 1303–1310. -- Show included taxa

Mahnert, V. (1991). Pseudoscorpions (Arachnida) from the Arabian Peninsula. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 12: 171–199. -- Show included taxa

Newlands, G. (1978). Arachnida (except Acari). In: Werger, M.J.A. (ed.) Biogeography and ecology of southern Africa Junk, The Hague 31: 685–702. -- Show included taxa

Poinar, G.O., Jr, Ćurčić, B.P.M. & Cokendolpher, J.C. (1998). Arthropod phoresy involving pseudoscorpions in the past and present. Acta Arachnologica 47: 79–96. -- 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

Zaragoza, J.A. (2007a). Catálogo de los Pseudoescorpiones de la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 13: 3–91. -- Show included taxa

Nassirkhani, M. & Doustar, M. (2020). First record of the genus Beierochelifer (Pseudoscorpiones: Cheliferidae) from north-western Iran. Arachnologische Mitteilungen: Arachnology Letters 59: 30–34. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-07-03 New taxonomic reference entry Nassirkhani and Doustar, 2020