Novohorus obscurus (Banks, 1893)


Original combination: Olpium obscurum


Taxonomic references

Olpium obscurum

Banks, 1893: 65 original description
Banks, 1895a: 10
Banks, 1904a: 141
Coolidge, 1908: 112

Pachyolpium (?) obscurum (Banks):

Beier, 1932a: 196
Roewer, 1937: 262 (as Pachyolpium (?) obscutum [sic])
Hoff, 1958: 16

Novohorus obscurus (Banks):

Muchmore, 1971b: 241–243, figs 1–2
Muchmore, 1979a: 199–200, figs 8–11
Corey and Taylor, 1987: 165
Corey and Stout, 1990: 169–171
Muchmore, 1990a: 515, fig. 18.44
Harvey, 1991a: 288–289
Armas, Alegre B., Barba D., Rodríguez-Cabrera, Alayón G. and Peréz G., 2017: 219
Barba D., 2020: 87–88, figs 29–34

Distribution table

Realm: Nearctic

US (Florida)
Type locality: Runnymede, Osceola County, Florida, U.S.A.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Runnymede 28.283333 -81.25
Type repository
Zoobank LSID


Banks, N. (1893). New Chernetidae from the United States. Canadian Entomologist 25: 64–67. -- Show included taxa

Banks, N. (1895a). Notes on the Pseudoscorpionida. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 3: 1–13. -- Show included taxa

Banks, N. (1904a). The Arachnida of Florida. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 56: 120–147. -- Show included taxa

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

Coolidge, K.R. (1908). A list of the North American Pseudoscorpionida. Psyche, Cambridge 15: 108–114. -- Show included taxa

Corey, D.T. & Stout, I.J. (1990). Ground surface arachnids in sandhill communities of Florida. Journal of Arachnology 18: 167–172. -- Show included taxa

Corey, D.T. & Taylor, W.K. (1987). Scorpion, pseudoscorpion, and opilionid faunas in three central Florida plant communities. Florida Scientist 50: 162–167. -- Show included taxa

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

Hoff, C.C. (1958). List of the pseudoscorpions of North America north of Mexico. American Museum Novitates 1875: 1–50. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1971b). The identity of Olpium obscurum (Pseudoscorpionida, Olpiidae). Florida Entomologist 54: 241–243. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1979a). Pseudoscorpions from Florida and the Caribbean area. 7. Floridian diplosphyronids. Florida Entomologist 62: 193–213. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1990a). Pseudoscorpionida. In: Dindal, D.L. (ed.) Soil biology guide John Wiley and Sons, New York: 503–527. -- 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

Armas, L.F. de, Alegre B., A., Barba D., R.A., Rodríguez-Cabrera, T.M., Alayón G., G. & Peréz G., A. (2017). Arácnidos. In: C. A. Mancina and D. D. Cruz F. Diversidad biológica de Cuba: métodos de inventario, monitoreo y colecciones biológicas Editorial AMA: La Habana: 196–223. -- Show included taxa

Barba D., R. (2020). Nuevos registros de pseudoscorpiones de las familias Hesperolpiidae y Olpiidae (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones: Garypoidea) para Cuba. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 36: 79–90. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-07-02 New taxonomic reference entry Barba D., 2020
2022-03-05 Species updated Old value
2022-03-05 New taxonomic reference entry Armas, Alegre B., Barba D., Rodríguez-Cabrera, Alayón G. and Peréz G., 2017