Synsphyronus paradoxus Chamberlin, 1930


Original combination: Synsphyronus paradoxus


Genus type of Synsphyronus Chamberlin, 1930

Taxonomic references

Synsphyronus paradoxus

Chamberlin, 1930: 617, figs 1bb, 1cc, 3v original description
Chamberlin, 1931a: n/a, figs 11i, 29e, 44c–d, 47m, 47p
Beier, 1932a: 238
Chamberlin, 1934b: 6
Roewer, 1937: 271
Harvey, 1987a: 15–17, figs 7–11, 14–15, 26–27, 35–43
Harvey, 1991a: 248
Austin, Baker, Colman, Fisher, Harvey, Hirst, Locket and Reay, 1996: 122

Synsphyronus (Synsphyronus) paradoxus Chamberlin:

Chamberlin, 1943: 490–492, figs 2, 24, 29–30
Harvey, 1981b: 242
Harvey, 1985d: 143

Not Synsphyronus paradoxus Chamberlin:

Tubb, 1937: 412 (misidentification; see Synsphyronus mimetus Chamberlin)

Distribution table

Realm: Australasia

Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria)
Type locality: Menindee (as Menindie), New South Wales, Australia.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Menindee -32.35 142.4
Type repository
  • Holotype male (CAS, JC-481.02001). Allotype female (CAS, JC.481.02002). Paratypes: 2 females (JC-481.02003–4).
Zoobank LSID


Austin, A.D., Baker, G.H., Colman, P.H., Fisher, R.H., Harvey, M.S., Hirst, D.B., Locket, N.A. & Reay, F. (1996). Terrestrial invertebrates. In: Davies, M., Twidale, C.R. and Tyler, M.J. (ed.) Natural History of the Flinders Ranges Royal Society of South Australia, Adelaide: 113–126. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1932a). Pseudoscorpionidea I. Subord. Chthoniinea et Neobisiinea. Tierreich 57: i–xx, 1–258. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1930). A synoptic classification of the false scorpions or chela-spinners, with a report on a cosmopolitan collection of the same. Part II. The Diplosphyronida (Arachnida-Chelonethida). Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10) 5: 1–48, 585–620. -- Show included taxa

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

Chamberlin, J.C. (1934b). Check list of the false scorpions of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum 10(22): 1–14. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1943). The taxonomy of the false scorpion genus Synsphyronus with remarks of the sporadic loss of stability in generally constant morphological characters (Arachnida: Chelonethida). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 36: 486–500. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1981b). A checklist of the Australian Pseudoscorpionida. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 5: 237–252. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1985d). Pseudoscorpionida. In: Walton, D.W. (ed.) Zoological catalogue of Australia Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra 3: 126–155. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1987a). A revision of the genus Synsphyronus Chamberlin (Garypidae: Pseudoscorpionida: Arachnida). Australian Journal of Zoology, Supplementary Series 126: 1–99. -- Show included taxa

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

Tubb, J.A. (1937). Reports of the expedition of the McCoy Society for field investigation and research (Lady Julia Percy Island). 19. Arachnida. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria (new series) 49: 412–421. -- Show included taxa


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