Chelifer pygmaeus L. Koch and Keyserling, 1886


Original combination: Chelifer pygmaeus


Junior synonym of: Lamprochernes savignyi Simon, 1881

Taxonomic references

Chelifer pygmaeus

Koch and Keyserling, 1886: 49–50, plate 6 figs 8, 8a–b
With, 1905: 110
Judson, 1997a: 36 (as junior synonym of Lamprochernes savignyi (Simon)) (synonymised by Harvey, 1987c: 111)

Haplochernes pygmaeus (L. Koch and Keyserling):

Beier, 1932e: 110–111
Chamberlin, 1934b: 9
Roewer, 1937: 295
Harvey, 1981b: 246
Harvey, 1985d: 134

Distribution table
Type locality: Gayndah, Queensland, Australia.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Gayndah -25.616666 151.616666
Type repository
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Beier, M. (1932e). Pseudoscorpionidea II. Subord. C. Cheliferinea. Tierreich 58: i–xxi, 1–294. -- 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

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. (1987c). Redescription and new synonyms of the cosmopolitan species Lamprochernes savignyi (Simon) (Chernetidae: Pseudoscorpionida). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 7: 111–116. -- 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

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

With, C.J. (1905). On Chelonethi, chiefly from the Australian region, in the collection of the British Museum, with observations on the "coxal sac" and on some cases of abnormal segmentation. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7) 15: 94–143, 328. -- Show included taxa

Koch, L. & Keyserling, E. (1886). Die Arachniden Australiens. Bauer und Raspe: Nürnberg 2: 87–152. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-06-18 Taxonomic reference update Koch and Keyserling, 1886
2022-06-18 New taxonomic reference entry Koch and Keyserling, 1886
2022-06-18 Species updated Old value