Victorwithius proximus (Ellingsen, 1905)


Original combination: Chelifer (Chelifer) proximus


Taxonomic references

Chelifer (Chelifer) proximus

Ellingsen, 1905e: 324–326 original description
With, 1908a: 231

Parawithius proximus (Ellingsen):

Chamberlin, 1931c: 292
Beier, 1932e: 215
Roewer, 1937: 309
Mello-Leitão, 1939a: 122
Mello-Leitão, 1939b: 617

Parawithius (Victorwithius) proximus (Ellingsen):

Beier, 1959e: 216
Harvey, 1991a: 652

Victorwithius proximus (Ellingsen):

Harvey, 2004: 440
Ceballos and Ferradas, 2008: 115
Turienzo, Iorio and Mahnert, 2010: 561, 568
Mahnert, Di Iorio, Turienzo and Porta, 2011: 23

Distribution table

Realm: Neotropic

Type locality: Santa Catalina, Jujuy, Argentina.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Santa Catalina -21.95 -66.05
Type repository
  • Syntypes: 16 males; 20 females (Silvestri collection?)
Zoobank LSID


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

Chamberlin, J.C. (1931c). A synoptic revision of the generic classification of the chelonethid family Cheliferidae Simon (Arachnida). Canadian Entomologist 63: 289–294. -- Show included taxa

Ellingsen, E. (1905e). On some pseudoscorpions from South America in the collection of Prof. F. Silvestri. Zoologischer Anzeiger 29: 323–328. -- 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

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

Mello-Leitão, C. (1939a). Pseudoscorpionidos de Argentina. Notas del Museo de La Plata 4: 115–122. -- Show included taxa

Mello-Leitão, C. (1939b). Les Arachnides et la zoogéographie de l'Argentine. Physis, Buenos Aires 17: 601–630. -- 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

Turienzo, P., Iorio, O. di & Mahnert, V. (2010). Global checklist of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida) found in birds’ nests. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 117: 557–598. -- 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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