Victorwithius venezuelanus (Beier, 1932)


Original combination: Parawithius venezuelanus


Taxonomic references

Chelifer (Chelifer) rufus Balzan:

Ellingsen, 1902: 158–159 (misidentification)

Chelifer rufus Balzan:

Tullgren, 1907a: 37 (misidentification)
With, 1908a: 231–234, text-fig. 64, figs 3a–e (misidentification)

Parawithius venezuelanus

Beier, 1932d: 58–59
Beier, 1932e: 214–215
Roewer, 1937: 309
Feio, 1945: 7

Tropidowithius venezuelanus (Beier):

Beier, 1954f: 142
Muchmore, 1993a: 99

Parawithius (Victorwithius) venezuelanus Beier:

Beier, 1959e: 216
Harvey, 1991a: 653
Judson, 1997a: 45

Victorwithius venezuelanus (Beier):

Harvey, 2004: 440, 443
Ceballos and Florez D., 2007: 50
Ceballos and Ferradas, 2008: 115 (as Victorwithius venezolanus [sic])
Mahnert, Di Iorio, Turienzo and Porta, 2011: 24

Distribution table

Realm: Neotropic

Brazil (São Paulo)
Ecuador (mainland)
Type locality: Venezuela.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Venezuela (IMPRECISE) 8 -66
Type repository
  • Syntypes: ?? (ZMUC); 1 male, 2 female (BMNH 1907.5.18.16–18)
Zoobank LSID


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. (1954f). Eine Pseudoscorpioniden-Ausbeute aus Venezuela. Memorie del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 4: 131–142. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1959e). Zur Kenntnis der Pseudoscorpioniden-Fauna des Andengebietes. Beiträge zur Neotropischen Fauna 1: 185–228. -- Show included taxa

Ceballos, A. & Ferradas, B., Rosso de (2008). Pseudoscorpiones. In: Claps, L.E., Debandi, G. and Roig-Juñent, S. (ed.) Biodiversidad de Artrópodos Argentinos Sociedad Entomológica Argentina, Mendoza 2: 105–116. -- Show included taxa

Ceballos, A. & Florez D., E. (2007). Pseudoescorpiones de Colombia (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones): lista actualizada de especies. Biota Colombiana 8: 47–51. -- Show included taxa

Ellingsen, E. (1902). Sur la faune de pseudoscorpions de l'Équateur. Mémoires de la Société Zoologique de France 15: 146–168. -- Show included taxa

Feio, J.L. de Araújo (1945). Novos pseudoscorpiões de região neotropical (com a descriçao de uma subfamilia, dois géneros e sete espécies). Boletim do Museu Nacional Rio de Janeiro, n.s. Zoologia 44: 1–47. -- Show included taxa

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

Harvey, M.S. (2004). Remarks on the New World pseudoscorpion genera Parawithius and Victorwithius, with a new genus bearing a remarkable sternal modification (Pseudoscorpiones, Withiidae). Journal of Arachnology 32: 436–456. -- 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

Mahnert, V., Di Iorio, O., Turienzo, P. & Porta, A. (2011). Pseudoscorpions (Arachnida) from Argentina. New records of distributions and habitats, corrections and an identification key. Zootaxa 2881: 1–30. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1993a). Annotated list and bibliography of Pseudoscorpionida (Arachnida) reported from the Caribbean region. I. Trinidad, Venezuela and Colombia, and including Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. Tropical Zoology, Special Issue 1: 83–104. -- 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

Tullgren, A. (1907a). Zur Kenntnis aussereuropäischer Chelonethiden des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Mitteilungen aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum in Hamburg 24: 21–75. -- Show included taxa

With, C.J. (1908a). An account of the South-American Cheliferinae in the collections of the British and Copenhagen Museums. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 18: 217–340. -- Show included taxa


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