Philomaoria pallipes (White, 1849)


Original combination: Chelifer pallipes


Taxonomic references

Chelifer pallipes

White, 1849: 6 original description
With, 1905: 111–112, plate 7 figs 3a–b
Hutton, 1904: 246

Philomaoria pallipes (White):

Beier, 1976f: 241–242, fig. 40
Harvey, 1985d: 154–155
Harvey, 1991a: 653
Judson, 1997a: 32

Not Chelifer (Trachychernes) pallipes White:

Ellingsen, 1910a: 376–377 (misidentification; see Thalassochernes taierensis (With))

Not Haplochernes pallipes (White):

Beier, 1932e: 111 (misidentification; see Thalassochernes taierensis)
Chamberlin, 1934b: 9 (misidentification; see Thalassochernes taierensis)
Roewer, 1937: 295 (misidentification; see Thalassochernes taierensis)

Not Thalassochernes pallipes (White):

Beier, 1940a: 182 (misidentification; see Thalassochernes taierensis)
Beier, 1948c: 537–540, figs 6–7 (misidentification; see Thalassochernes taierensis)
Beier, 1966c: 369 (misidentification; see Thalassochernes taierensis)
Beier, 1967b: 293 (misidentification; see Thalassochernes taierensis)
Beier, 1969e: 413 (misidentification; see Thalassochernes taierensis)
Forster and Forster, 1999: n/a, fig. 3.6c (as Thelassochernes [sic] pallipes) (misidentification; Synsphyronus sp.)

Philomaoria novazealandica Chamberlin, 1931 -- synonymised by Beier, 1976f: 241 synonymised by Reference missing
Philomaoria novazealandica
Chamberlin, 1931c: 291–292 (as Philomaoria nova-zealandica) original description
Beier, 1932e: 226 (as Philomaoria nova-zealandica)
Chamberlin, 1934b: 11 (as Philomaoria nova-zealandica)
Roewer, 1937: 310 (as Philomaoria nova-zealandica)
Beier, 1948c: 550–551, fig. 15 (as Philomaoria nova-zealandica)
Beier, 1962g: 402 (as Philomaoria nova-zealandica)
Beier, 1966c: 376
Beier, 1969e: 414 (synonymised with Philomaoria pallipes by Beier, 1976f: 241)
Judson, 1997a: 30–31 (as junior synonym of Philomaoria pallipes (White))
Sirvid, Zhang, Harvey, Rhode, Cook, Bartsch and Staples, 2010: 89
Distribution table

Realm: Australasia

Australia (Lord Howe Island)
New Zealand
Type locality: New Zealand.


Locality Lat Lon
1 New Zealand (IMPRECISE) -42 173
Type repository
  • Holotype male, Allotype female, 19 m,f (BMNH)
Zoobank LSID


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

Beier, M. (1940a). Die Pseudoscorpionidenfauna der landfernen Inseln. Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematik, Ökologie und Geographie der Tiere 74: 161–192. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1948c). Über Pseudoscorpione der australischen Region. Eos, Madrid 24: 525–562. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1962g). On some Pseudoscorpionidea from New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum 7: 399–402. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1966c). Zur Kenntnis der Pseudoscorpioniden-Fauna Neu-Seelands. Pacific Insects 8: 363–379. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1967b). Contributions to the knowledge of the Pseudoscorpionidea from New Zealand. Rec. Domin. Mus. 5: 277–303. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1969e). Additional remarks to the New Zealand Pseudoscorpionidea. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 6: 413–418. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1976f). The pseudoscorpions of New Zealand, Norfolk and Lord Howe. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 3: 199–246. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1931c). A synoptic revision of the generic classification of the chelonethid family Cheliferidae Simon (Arachnida). Canadian Entomologist 63: 289–294. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1934b). Check list of the false scorpions of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum 10(22): 1–14. -- Show included taxa

Ellingsen, E. (1910a). Die Pseudoskorpione des Berliner Museums. Mitteilung aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 4: 357–423. -- Show included taxa

Forster, R.R. & Forster, L.M. (1999). Spiders of New Zealand and their worldwide kin. University of Otago Press and Otago Museum, Dunedin. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1985d). Pseudoscorpionida. In: Walton, D.W. (ed.) Zoological catalogue of Australia Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra 3: 126–155. -- Show included taxa

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

Hutton, F.W. (1904). Index faunae Novae Zealandiae. Dulau and Co., London. -- Show included taxa

Judson, M.L.I. (1997a). Catalogue of the pseudoscorpion types (Arachnida: Chelonethi) in the Natural History Museum, London. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology 11: 1–54. -- 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

Sirvid, P.J., Zhang, Z.-Q., Harvey, M.S., Rhode, B.E., Cook, D.R., Bartsch, I. & Staples, D.A. (2010). Phylum Arthropoda, Chelicerata, horseshoe crabs, arachnids and sea spiders. In: Gordon, D. (ed.) The New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: a Species 2000 Symposium review Canterbury University Press, Christchurch 1: 50–89. -- Show included taxa

White, A. (1849). Descriptions of apparently new species of Aptera from New Zealand. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 17: 3–6. -- Show included taxa

With, C.J. (1905). On Chelonethi, chiefly from the Australian region, in the collection of the British Museum, with observations on the "coxal sac" and on some cases of abnormal segmentation. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7) 15: 94–143, 328. -- Show included taxa


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