Garypus maldivensis Pocock, 1904


Original combination: Garypus maldivensis


Taxonomic references

Garypus maldivensis

Pocock, 1904: 798–799, figs 1a–e original description
Chamberlin, 1930: 613, figs 1s, 1z
Beier, 1932a: 222
Roewer, 1937: 268
Mahnert, 1982d: 310, fig. 9
Harvey, 1991a: 241
Judson, 1997a: 25–26
Harvey, Hillyer, Carvajal and Huey, 2020: 59–61, figs 85–96

Garypus cf. maldivensis Pocock:

Mahnert, 1991: 189–191

Not Garypus maldivensis Pocock:

Beier, 1973d: 45 (misidentification; see Garypus krusadiensis Murthy & Ananthakrishnan, 1977)
Harvey, 1988b: 324–327, figs 40–49 (misidentification; see Garypus yeni Harvey, 2020)
Thornton and New, 1988: 499–500 (as Goryphus [sic] maldivensis) (misidentification; see Garypus yeni Harvey, 2020)

Distribution table
Indonesia (Krakatau Islands)
Sri Lanka
Type locality: Meedhoo (as "Midu"), Addu Atoll, Addu City, Maldives.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Addu Atoll -0.583333 73.233333
Type repository
  • Lectotype female (BMNH 1924.11.3.44; JC-516.01001, slide). Paralectotypes: 2 females (BMNH 1924.11.3.46, 48; JC-516.01002-3, slide & ethanol)
Zoobank LSID


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

Beier, M. (1973d). Pseudoscorpionidea von Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica, Supplement 4: 39–55. -- 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

Harvey, M.S. (1988b). Pseudoscorpions from the Krakatau Islands and adjacent regions, Indonesia (Chelicerata: Pseudoscorpionida). Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 49: 309–353. -- Show included taxa

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

Mahnert, V. (1982d). Die Pseudoskorpione (Arachnida) Kenyas, IV. Garypidae. Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 74: 307–329. -- Show included taxa

Mahnert, V. (1991). Pseudoscorpions (Arachnida) from the Arabian Peninsula. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 12: 171–199. -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R.I. (1904). Arachnida. In: Gardiner, J.S. (ed.) The fauna and geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: being an account of the work carried on and of the collections made by an expedition during the years 1899 and 1900 Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2: 797–805. -- 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

Thornton, I.W.B. & New, T.R. (1988). Krakatau invertebrates: the 1980s fauna in the context of a century of recolonization. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (B) 322: 493–522. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S., Hillyer, M.J., Carvajal, J.I. & Huey, J.A. (2020). Supralittoral pseudoscorpions of the genus Garypus (Pseudoscorpiones: Garypidae) from the Indo-West Pacific region, with a review of the subfamily classification of Garypidae. Invertebrate Systematics 34: 34–87. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2021-12-23 New taxonomic reference entry Beier, 1973
2021-12-23 New taxonomic reference entry Thornton and New, 1988
2021-12-23 New taxonomic reference entry Harvey, 1988
2021-12-23 New taxonomic reference entry Harvey, Hillyer, Carvajal and Huey, 2020