Chitrella cavicola (Packard, 1884)


Original combination: Obisium cavirola


Taxonomic references

Obisium cavicola

Packard, 1884: 202–203, fig. 1 (as Obisium cavirola [sic] original description
Packard, 1888: 42, fig. 11
Banks, 1895a: 11
Coolidge, 1908: 113 (as Obisium cavicala [sic])

Microcreagris (?) cavicola (Packard):

Beier, 1932a: 157
Roewer, 1937: 252
Hoff, 1958: 12

Microcreagris cavicola (Packard):

Wolf, 1938: 619

Chitrella cavicola (Packard):

Muchmore, 1962: 5
Holsinger, 1963: 34
Muchmore, 1963a: 11–14, figs 7–8
Holsinger, 1964: 63
Muchmore, 1973e: 184–187, figs 1–4
Holsinger and Culver, 1988: 43
Muchmore, 1990a: n/a, fig. 18.38
Harvey, 1991a: 418

Distribution table

Realm: Nearctic

US (Virginia, West Virginia)
Type locality: "Newmarket cave" (most likely Endless Caverns, New Market), Shenandoah County, Virginia, U.S.A.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Endless Caverns 38.594722 -78.671388
Type repository
  • Holotype (MCZ)
Zoobank LSID


Banks, N. (1895a). Notes on the Pseudoscorpionida. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 3: 1–13. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1932a). Pseudoscorpionidea I. Subord. Chthoniinea et Neobisiinea. Tierreich 57: i–xx, 1–258. -- 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. (1958). List of the pseudoscorpions of North America north of Mexico. American Museum Novitates 1875: 1–50. -- Show included taxa

Holsinger, J.R. (1963). Annotated checklist of the macroscopic troglobites of Virgina with notes on their geographic distribution. Bulletin of the National Speleological Society 25: 23–36. -- Show included taxa

Holsinger, J.R. (1964). The biology of Virginia caves. In: Caves of Virginia Virginia Cave Survey, Falls Church: 57–74. -- Show included taxa

Holsinger, J.R. & Culver, D.C. (1988). The invertebrate cave fauna of Virginia and a part of eastern Tennessee: zoogeography and ecology. Brimleyana 14: 1–162. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1962). A new cavernicolous pseudoscorpion belonging to the genus Microcreagris. Postilla 70: 1–6. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1963a). Redescription of some cavernicolous pseudoscorpions (Arachnida, Chelonethida) in the collection of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Breviora 188: 1–16. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1973e). The genus Chitrella in America (Pseudoscorpionida, Syarinidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 81: 183–192. -- 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

Packard, A.S. (1884). New cave arachnids. American Naturalist 18: 202–204. -- Show included taxa

Packard, A.S. (1888). The cave fauna of North America, with remarks on the anatomy of the brain and origin of the blind species. Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences 4: 1–156. -- 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

Wolf, B. (1938). Animalium cavernarum catalogus. Junk, Gravenhage 3. -- Show included taxa


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