Horus obscurus (Tullgren, 1907)


Original combination: Garypinus obscurus

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:ed392c7b-1e65-4686-ad71-82ad21b172d9

Taxonomic references

Garypinus obscurus

Tullgren, 1907a: 68–69, figs 22a–c original description
Tullgren, 1907b: 229
Ellingsen, 1912b: 87, 115–116

Horus obscurus (Tullgren):

Chamberlin, 1930: 599
Beier, 1932a: 200–201, fig. 231
Roewer, 1937: 263
Vachon, 1937a: 129
Beier, 1947b: 307
Beier, 1955l: 288
Beier, 1958a: 162
Weidner, 1959: 115
Beier, 1964k: 45
Beier, 1966k: 458–459
Lawrence, 1967: 88
Harvey, 1991a: 281
Beron, 2002: 34
van Heerden and Nondula, 2005a: 2–9, figs 1, 3, 4
Šťáhlavský, Král, Harvey and Haddad, 2006: 278, 281, figs 4a, 6a, 6f
van Heerden, Loock and Nondula, 2006: 321–328, figs 1–6
van Heerden, Taylor and van Heerden, 2013: 354

Distribution table

Realm: Afrotropic

South Africa
Type locality: Bothaville, Free State, South Africa.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Bothaville -27.366666 26.616666
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Beier, M. (1932a). Pseudoscorpionidea I. Subord. Chthoniinea et Neobisiinea. Tierreich 57: i–xx, 1–258. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1947b). Zur Kenntnis der Pseudoscorpionidenfauna des südlichen Afrika, insbesondere der südwest- und südafrikanischen Trockengebiete. Eos, Madrid 23: 285–339. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1955l). Pseudoscorpionidea. In: Hanstrom, B., Brinck, P. and Rudebeck, G. (ed.) South African animal life. Results of the Lund Expedition in 1950–1951 Almquist and Wiksell, Stockholm 1: 263–328. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1958a). The Pseudoscorpionidea (false-scorpions) of Natal and Zululand. Annals of the Natal Museum 14: 155–187. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1964k). Weiteres zur Kenntnis der Pseudoscorpioniden-Fauna des südlichen Afrika. Annals of the Natal Museum 16: 30–90. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1966k). Ergänzungen zur Pseudoscorpioniden-Fauna des südlichen Afrika. Annals of the Natal Museum 18: 455–470. -- Show included taxa

Beron, P. (2002). On the high altitude pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida) in the Old World. Historia Naturalis Bulgarica 14: 29–44. -- 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

Ellingsen, E. (1912b). The pseudoscorpions of South Africa, based on the collections of the South African Museum, Cape Town. Annals of the South African Museum 10: 75–128. -- Show included taxa

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

Lawrence, R.F. (1967). The pseudoscorpions (false-scorpions) of the Kruger National Park. Koedoe 10: 87–91. -- 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

Šťáhlavský, F., Král, J., Harvey, M.S. & Haddad, C.R. (2006). A karyotype study on the pseudoscorpion families Geogarypidae, Garypinidae and Olpiidae (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones). European Journal of Entomology 103: 277–289. -- Show included taxa

Tullgren, A. (1907a). Zur Kenntnis aussereuropäischer Chelonethiden des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Mitteilungen aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum in Hamburg 24: 21–75. -- Show included taxa

Tullgren, A. (1907b). Chelonethiden aus Natal und Zululand. In: Wirén, A. (ed.) Zoologiska studier tillägnade Professor T. Tullberg Almquist and Wiksells, Uppsala: 216–236. -- Show included taxa

Vachon, M. (1937a). Pseudoscorpions nouveaux des collections du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris (Première note). Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (2) 9: 129–133. -- Show included taxa

van Heerden, J. & Nondula, N. (2005a). The distribution of the genus Horus (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones: Olpiidae) in southern Africa. Fort Hare Papers 14: 1–11. -- Show included taxa

van Heerden, J., Loock, J.C. & Nondula, N. (2006). The type locality of Horus obscurus (Tullgren) (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones: Olpiidae). Entomologische Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum Hamburg 14: 321–329. -- Show included taxa

van Heerden, J., Taylor, P.J. & van Heerden, C. (2013). Genetic differentiation in Horus Chamberlin (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones: Olpiidae) as indicated by mitochondrial DNA analysis. African Zoology 48: 351–358. -- Show included taxa

Weidner, H. (1959). Die Entomologischen Sammlungen des Zoologischen Staatsinstituts und Zoologischen Museums Hamburg. I. Teil. Pararthropoda und Chelicerata I. Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen Zoologischen Museum und Institute 57: 89–142. -- Show included taxa


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