Chelifer olfersii Leach, 1817


Original combination: Chelifer Olfersii


Junior synonym of: Chernes cimicoides Fabricius, 1793

Taxonomic references

Chelifer olfersii

Leach, 1817: 50, plate 142 fig. 2 (synonymised with Chelifer geoffroyi Leach by C.L. Koch, 1843: 56) original description
Lucas, 1840: 452
Gervais, 1844: 78
Judson, 1997a: 31–32 (as synonym of Chernes cimicoides (Fabricius))

Distribution table
Type locality: not stated, presumably England, United Kingdom.


Locality Lat Lon
1 England (IMPRECISE) 52 0
Type repository
  • Holotype 1 adult (BMNH)
Zoobank LSID


Gervais, P. (1844). Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Aptères. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris 3. -- 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

Koch, C.L. (1843). Die Arachniden. Getreu nach der Natur Abgebildet und Beschrieben. C.H. Zeh'schen, Nürnberg 10. -- Show included taxa

Leach, W.E. (1817). The zoological miscellany; being descriptions of new or interesting animals. Nodder, London 3. -- Show included taxa

Lucas, H. (1840). Histoire naturelle des Crustacés, des Arachnides et des Myriapodes. P. Duménil, Paris. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2023-10-23 Taxonomic reference update Leach, 1817
2023-10-23 Taxonomic reference update Judson, 1997