Dinocheirus arizonensis (Banks, 1901)


Original combination: Chelanops arizonensis

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:59c29d73-dbc0-4964-a437-7f8af173d6f1

Genus type of Epaphochernes Beier, 1932

Taxonomic references

Chelanops arizonensis

Banks, 1901b: 589, fig. 2 (in part, see Parachelifer hubbardi (Banks)) original description
Coolidge, 1908: 112
Chamberlin, 1923c: 379–380, plate 3 figs 8, 30

Hesperochernes arizonensis (Banks):

Beier, 1930a: 213–214, figs 9a–c

Epaphochernes arizonensis (Banks):

Beier, 1932e: 173–174, figs 181–182
Roewer, 1936: n/a, fig. 83c

Dinocheirus arizonensis (Banks):

Beier, 1933b: 100
Chamberlin, 1934a: n/a, figs 1d–e, 1q, 1t, 1u, 1z
Roewer, 1937: 302, fig. 239
Hoff, 1946d: 200–201
Hoff, 1958: 27
Muchmore, 1974d: 34
Zeh, 1983: 878
Zeh, 1987a: 1495–1501, figs 1a–d
Zeh, 1987b: 1077–1084, figs 1a–b, 4
Harvey, 1991a: 570
Zeh and Zeh, 1992d: 37–48, figs 1a–b, 2a–b, 3–4
Zeh and Zeh, 1997: n/a, figs 19–1(a–d)
Poinar, Ćurčić and Cokendolpher, 1998: 88
Ceballos, 2004: 428
Pfeiler, Bitler, Castrezana, Matzkin and Markow, 2009: 134–140, figs 1–4
Pfeiler and Markow, 2011: 223–228

Distribution table

Realm: Nearctic

US (Arizona)
Type locality: Oracle, Pinal County, Arizona, U.S.A.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Oracle 32.616666 -110.766666
Type repository
Zoobank LSID



Banks, N. (1901b). Some spiders and other Arachnida from southern Arizona. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 23: 581–590. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1930a). Die Pseudoskorpione des Wiener Naturhistorischen Museums. III. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 44: 199–222. -- Show included taxa

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

Beier, M. (1933b). Pseudoskorpione aus Mexiko. Zoologischer Anzeiger 104: 91–101. -- Show included taxa

Ceballos, A. (2004). Pseudoscorpionida. In: Bousquets, J.L., Morrone, J.J., Ordóñez, O.Y. and Fernández, I.V. (ed.) Biodiversidad, taxonomía y biogeografía de Artrópodos de México: hacia una síntesis de su conocimiento Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, México, D.F. 4: 417–429. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1923c). New and little known pseudoscorpions, principally from the islands and adjacent shores of the Gulf of California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4) 12: 353–387. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1934a). On two species of false scorpions collected by birds in Montana, with notes on the genus Dinocheirus (Arachnida - Chelonethida). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 10: 125–132. -- Show included taxa

Coolidge, K.R. (1908). A list of the North American Pseudoscorpionida. Psyche, Cambridge 15: 108–114. -- Show included taxa

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

Hoff, C.C. (1946d). A study of the type collections of some pseudoscorpions originally described by Nathan Banks. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 36: 195–205. -- 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

Muchmore, W.B. (1974d). Clarification of the genera Hesperochernes and Dinocheirus (Pseudoscorpionida, Chernetidae). Journal of Arachnology 2: 25–36. -- Show included taxa

Pfeiler, E. & Markow, T.A. (2011). Phylogeography of the cactophilic Drosophila and other arthropods associated with cactus necroses in the Sonoran Desert. Insects 2: 218–231. -- Show included taxa

Pfeiler, E., Bitler, B.G., Castrezana, S., Matzkin, L.M. & Markow, T.A. (2009). Genetic diversification and demographic history of the cactophilic pseudoscorpion Dinocheirus arizonensis from the Sonoran Desert. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 133–141. -- 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. (1936). 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): 1–160. -- 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. (1983). Ecological factors and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in chernetid pseudoscorpions. American Zoologist 23: 878. -- Show included taxa

Zeh, D.W. (1987a). Life history consequences of sexual dimorphism in a chernetid pseudoscorpion. Ecology 68: 1495–1501. -- Show included taxa

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

Zeh, D.W. & Zeh, J.A. (1992d). Failed predation or transportation? Causes and consequences of phoretic behavior in the pseudoscorpion Dinocheirus arizonensis (Pseudoscorpionida: Chernetidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 5: 37–49. -- Show included taxa

Zeh, D.W. & Zeh, J.A. (1997). Sex via the substrate: mating systems, sexual selection and speciation in pseudoscorpions. In: Choe, J.C. and Crespi, B.J. (ed.) The evolution of mating systems in insects and arachnids Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 329–339. -- Show included taxa


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