Semeiochernes armiger (Balzan, 1892)


Original combination: Chelifer (Trachychernes) armiger


Taxonomic references

Chelifer (Trachychernes) armiger

Balzan, 1892: 527–528, fig. 18 original description

Chelifer armiger Balzan:

With, 1908a: 261

Chernes armiger (Balzan):

Chamberlin, 1931a: n/a, fig. 30e

Semeiochernes armiger (Balzan):

Beier, 1932e: 181–182
Roewer, 1937: 302
Beier, 1955m: 10
Harvey, 1991a: 632
Zeh and Zeh, 1992c: 43–46, plates 1–5
Zeh and Zeh, 1992: 61–63, fig. 1, plate 1
Wilcox, Hugg, Zeh and Zeh, 1997: 208–214, fig 2
Zeh and Zeh, 1997: 331
Aguiar and Bührnheim, 1998b: 456
Poinar, Ćurčić and Cokendolpher, 1998: 88
Mahnert and Adis, 2002: 379
Santos, Tizo-Pedroso and Wilson-Fernandes, 2005: 11–12
Šťáhlavský, Zeh, Zeh and Král, 2009: 287–290, figs 1–4
Zeh and Zeh, 2013: 509–518, figs 1–3
Christophoryová, Vidlicka, Kautman and Krajčovičová, 2018: 26, figs 1A–B

Distribution table

Realm: Neotropic

Brazil (Amazonas, Pará)
Trinidad and Tobago
Type locality: Pebas, Loreto, Peru.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Pebas -3.333333 -71.85
Type repository
Zoobank LSID


Aguiar, N.O. & Bührnheim, P.F. (1998b). Phoretic pseudoscorpions associated with flying insects in Brazilian Amazônia. Journal of Arachnology 26: 452–459. -- Show included taxa

Balzan, L. (1892). Voyage de M. E. Simon au Venezuela (Décembre 1887 - Avril 1888). Arachnides. Chernetes (Pseudoscorpiones). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 60: 513–552. -- Show included taxa

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

Beier, M. (1955m). Pseudoscorpionidea. In: Titschack, E. (ed.) Beiträge zur Fauna Perus, nach der Ausbeute der Hamburger Südperu-Expedition 1936, und anderen Sammlungen, wie auch auf Grund von Literaturangaben Gustav Fischer, Jena 4: 1–12. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1931a). The arachnid order Chelonethida. Stanford University Publications, Biological Sciences 7(1): 1–284. -- Show included taxa

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

Mahnert, V. & Adis, J. (2002). Pseudoscorpiones. In: Adis, J. (ed.) Amazonian Arachnida and Myriapoda Pensoft Publishers, Sofia: 367–380. -- 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. (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

Santos, J.C., Tizo-Pedroso, E. & Wilson-Fernandes, G. (2005). A case of phoresy of Semeiochernes armiger Balzan, 1892 (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae) on the giant tropical fly Pantophthalmus tabaninus Thunberg, 1819 (Diptera: Pantophthalmidae) in an Amazonian rain forest, Parà. Lundiana, Supplement 6: 11–12. -- Show included taxa

Šťáhlavský, F., Zeh, J.A., Zeh, D.W. & Král, J. (2009). Karyotypes of the Neotropical pseudoscorpions Semeiochernes armiger and Cordylochernes scorpioides (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae). Journal of Arachnology 37: 287–291. -- Show included taxa

Wilcox, T.P., Hugg, L., Zeh, J.A. & Zeh, D.W. (1997). Mitochondrial DNA sequencing reveals extreme genetic differentiation in a cryptic species complex of Neotropical pseudoscorpions. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 7: 208–216. -- 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

Zeh, D.W. & Zeh, J.A. (1992c). Emergence of a giant fly triggers phoretic dispersal in the neotropical pseudoscorpion, Semeiochernes armiger (Balzan) (Pseudoscorpionida: Chernetidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 9: 43–46. -- 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

Zeh, J.A. & Zeh, D.W. (1992). Are sexually-selected traits reliable species characters? Implications of intra-brood variability in Semeiochernes armiger (Balzan) (Pseudoscorpionida: Chernetidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 9: 61–64. -- Show included taxa

Zeh, J.A. & Zeh, D.W. (2013). On the threshold of dispersal: hitchhiking on a giant fly favours exaggerated male traits in a male-dimorphic pseudoscorpion. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108: 509–520. -- Show included taxa

Christophoryová, J., Vidlicka, L., Kautman, V. & Krajčovičová, K. (2018). First record of Neotropical genus Semeiochernes Beier, 1932 in Ecuador. Spixiana 41: 26. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-03-18 Species updated Old value
2022-03-18 New taxonomic reference entry Christophoryová, Vidlicka, Kautman and Krajčovičová, 2018