Neoallochernes stercoreus (Turk, 1949)


Original combination: Dinocheirus stercoreus


Genus type of Tejachernes Hoff, 1957

Taxonomic references

Dinocheirus stercoreus

Turk, 1949: 121–126, figs 1–6 original description
Eads, Wiseman and Menzies, 1957: 238
Hoff, 1958: 28
Reddell and Russell, 1961: 13

Tejachernes stercoreus (Turk):

Hoff, 1957: 84–88, figs 1–5
Reddell, 1965a: 167
Mitchell and Reddell, 1971: 43
Muchmore, 1971a: 89
Muchmore, 1975d: n/a, fig. 8
Rowland and Reddell, 1976: 17
Muchmore, 1990a: 520
Harvey, 1991a: 637
Ceballos, 2004: 429
Turienzo, Iorio and Mahnert, 2010: 560, 572

Tejachernes sp.:

Reddell, 1970: 403

Neoallochernes stercoreus (Turk):

Muchmore, 1992: 143–144
Peck, 1998: 23
Cokendolpher, 2009: 68
Harvey and Mahnert, 2019: 8, 11–13, figs 13–19

Distribution table

Realm: Nearctic

US (Texas)
Type locality: Bracken Cave, Comal County, Texas, U.S.A.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Bracken Cave 29.683333 -98.35
Type repository
  • Syntypes: 1 male, 1 female, in F.A. Turk collection, probably lost (mounted on slides)
Zoobank LSID


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

Cokendolpher, J.C. (2009). A new troglobitic Tyrannochthonius from Fort Hood, Texas (Pseudoscorpionida: Chthoniidae). Texas Memorial Museum Speleological Monographs 7: 67–78. -- Show included taxa

Eads, R.B., Wiseman, J.S. & Menzies, G.C. (1957). Observations concerning the Mexican free-tailed bat, Tadarida mexicana, in Texas. Texas Journal of Science 9: 227–242. -- Show included taxa

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

Harvey, M.S. & Mahnert, V. (2019). The status of the Central American pseudoscorpion genus Coprochernes Beier, a new synonym of Neoallochernes Hoff (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae). Arachnology 18: 7–13. -- Show included taxa

Hoff, C.C. (1957). Tejachernes (Arachnida - Chelonethida, Chernetidae - Chernetinae), a new genus of pseudoscorpion based on Dinocheirus stercoreus. Southwestern Naturalist 2: 83–88. -- 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

Mitchell, R.W. & Reddell, J.R. (1971). The invertebrate fauna of Texas caves. In: Lundelius, E.L. and Slaughter, B.H. (ed.) Natural history of Texas caves Gulf Natural History, Dallas: 35–90. -- 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. (1975d). Use of the spermathecae in the taxonomy of chernetid pseudoscorpions. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Arachnological Congress Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Amsterdam: 17–20. -- 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

Muchmore, W.B. (1992). Cavernicolous pseudoscorpions from Texas and New Mexico (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida). Texas Memorial Museum, Speleological Monographs 3: 127–153. -- Show included taxa

Peck, S.B. (1998). A summary of diversity and distribution of the obligate cave-inhabiting faunas of the United States and Canada. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 60: 18–26. -- Show included taxa

Reddell, J.R. (1965a). A checklist of the cave fauna of Texas. I. The Invertebrata (exclusive of Insecta). Texas Journal of Science 17: 143–187. -- Show included taxa

Reddell, J.R. (1970). A checklist of the cave fauna of Texas. IV. Additional records of Invertebrata (exclusive of Insecta). Texas Journal of Science 21: 389–415. -- Show included taxa

Reddell, J.R. & Russell, W.H. (1961). The caves of Uvalde County. Part 1. Texas Speleological Survey 1(3): 1–34. -- Show included taxa

Rowland, J.M. & Reddell, J.R. (1976). Annotated checklist of the arachnid fauna of Texas (excluding Acarida and Araneida). Occasional Papers of the Museum, Texas Technical University 38: 1–25. -- Show included taxa

Turienzo, P., Iorio, O. di & Mahnert, V. (2010). Global checklist of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida) found in birds’ nests. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 117: 557–598. -- Show included taxa

Turk, F.A. (1949). Dinocheirus stercoreus, a new pseudoscorpion from the Bracken Cave, Texas, U.S.A.. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (12) 2: 120–126. -- Show included taxa

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