Chelifer geoffroyi Leach, 1817


Original combination: Chelifer Geoffroyi


Junior synonym of: Chernes cimicoides Fabricius, 1793

Taxonomic references

Chelifer geoffroyi

Leach, 1817: 50, plate 142 fig. 1 (synonymised by Simon, 1879a: 39) original description
Lucas, 1840: 452–453
Koch, 1843: 56–57, fig. 791
Hagen, 1870: 265–266
Judson, 1997a: 17 (as synonym of Chernes cimicoides (Fabricius))

Not Chelifer geoffroyi Leach:

Jenyns, 1846: 295 (misidentification; see Lamprochernes nodosus (Schrank))

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


Locality Lat Lon
1 England (IMPRECISE) 52 0
Type repository
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Hagen, H. (1870). Synopsis pseudoscorpionidum synonymica. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 13: 263–272. -- Show included taxa

Jenyns, L. (1846). Observations in natural history. John van Voorst, London. -- 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

Simon, E. (1879a). Les Ordres des Chernetes, Scorpiones et Opiliones. In: Les Arachnides de France Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris 7: 1–332. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2023-10-22 Taxonomic reference update Leach, 1817
2023-10-22 Taxonomic reference update Judson, 1997