Chelifer (Chernes) godfreyi Kew, 1911


Original combination: Chelifer (Chernes) Godfreyi

Subgenus Chernes


Junior synonym of: Lamprochernes savignyi Simon, 1881

Taxonomic references

Chelifer (Chernes) godfreyi

Kew, 1911a: 42, fig. 2 original description
Standen, 1912: 11
Kew, 1916b: 78
Standen, 1917: 27
Kästner, 1928: 5 (synonymised with Chelifer celerrimus With by Muchmore, 1975d: 19)

Chelifer godfreyi Kew:

Stephens, 1912: 25

Chernes godfreyi (Kew):

Oldham, 1912: 299
Godfrey, 1927: 17
Savory, 1945: 181, 184

Lamprochernes godfreyi (Kew):

Beier, 1932e: 86–87
Roewer, 1937: 289
Lohmander, 1939b: n/a, fig. 6
Vachon, 1940f: 2
Beier, 1948b: 444
Evans and Browning, 1954: 18, fig. 19
Hoff and Bolsterli, 1956: 166–167
Hoff, 1958: 20
Meinertz, 1962: 72–74, figs 18, 38c, 39c, 42a–b
Beier, 1963b: 250
Meinertz, 1964: 394, map 4
Muchmore, 1971a: 93
Howes, 1972a: 109
Howes, 1972b: 122
Legg, 1972a: 578, fig. 2(6c)
Legg, 1975a: 66
Jones, 1978: 90
Crocker, 1978: 9
Judson, 1979a: 62
Jones, 1980c: n/a, map 14
Mendel, 1981: 229
Jones, 1985: 70
Zeh, 1987b: 1085

Distribution table
Type locality: Petersham, England, United Kingdom. Newport, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom. Hatfield, England, United Kingdom. South Norwood, England, United Kingdom. Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom. Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Newport; Petersham (not located) 51.583333 -3
2 Hatfield 51.766666 -0.216666
3 South Norwood 51.4 0.06666
4 Oban 56.416666 -5.466666
5 Rathmines 53.316666 -6.26666
Type repository
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Beier, M. (1948b). Phoresie und Phagophilie bei Pseudoscorpionen. Österreichische Zoologische Zeitschrift 1: 441–497. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1963b). Ordnung Pseudoscorpionidea (Afterskorpione). In: Bestimmungsbücher zur Bodenfauna Europas Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 1: vi, 313 pp.. -- Show included taxa

Crocker, J. (1978). Introduction to false scorpions. British Arachnological Society, Secretary's News Letter 21: 4–9. -- Show included taxa

Evans, G.O. & Browning, E. (1954). Synopses of the British Fauna. No. 10. Pseudoscorpiones. Linnean Society, London. -- Show included taxa

Godfrey, R. (1927). The false-scorpions of Lovedale. South African Outlook 57: 17–18. -- 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

Hoff, C.C. & Bolsterli, J.E. (1956). Pseudoscorpions of the Mississippi River drainage basin area. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 75: 155–179. -- Show included taxa

Howes, C.A. (1972a). A review of Yorkshire pseudoscorpions. Naturalist, Hull 918: 107–110. -- Show included taxa

Howes, C.A. (1972b). The pseudoscorpion Lamprochernes godfreyi Kew in Britain. Naturalist, Hull 919: 122. -- Show included taxa

Jones, P.E. (1978). Phoresy and commensalism in British pseudoscorpions. Proceedings and Transactions of the British Entomological and Natural History Society 1978: 90–96. -- Show included taxa

Jones, P.E. (1980c). Provisional atlas of the Arachnida of the British Isles. Part 1. Pseudoscorpiones.. Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Monks Wood. -- Show included taxa

Jones, R.E. (1985). The false-scorpions of Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society 27: 67–71. -- Show included taxa

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Kästner, A. (1928). 2. Ordnung: Moos- oder Afterskorpione, Pseudoscorpiónes Latr. (Chernétes Simon; Chelonéti Thorell; Chernetídea Camb.). In: Brohmer, P, Ehrmann, P. and Ulmer, G. (ed.) Die Tierwelt Mitteleuropas Quelle und Meyer, Leipzig 3 (1, IV): 1–13. -- Show included taxa

Kew, H.W. (1911a). A synopsis of the false scorpions of Britain and Ireland. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, section B 29: 38–64. -- Show included taxa

Kew, H.W. (1916b). A synopsis of the false-scorpions of Britain and Ireland; supplement. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, section B 33: 71–85. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. (1972a). False-scorpions: the families Cheliferiidae [sic] and Chernetiidae [sic]. Countryside 21: 576–583. -- Show included taxa

Legg, G. (1975a). A generalised account of the male genitalia and associated glands of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 3: 66–74. -- Show included taxa

Lohmander, H. (1939b). Zur Kenntnis der Pseudoskorpionfauna Schwedens. Entomologisk Tidskrift 60: 279–323. -- Show included taxa

Meinertz, T. (1962). Mosskorpioner og mejere (Pseudoscorpionidea og Opiliones). G.E.C. Gads, København 67. -- Show included taxa

Meinertz, T. (1964). Beiträge zur Verbreitung der Pseudoskorpioniden in Dänemark. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 126: 387–402. -- Show included taxa

Mendel, H. (1981). A review of Suffolk pseudoscorpions. Transactions of the Suffolk Natural History Society 18: 226–232. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1971a). Phoresy by North and Central American pseudoscorpions. Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science 12: 79–97. -- Show included taxa

Muchmore, W.B. (1975d). Use of the spermathecae in the taxonomy of chernetid pseudoscorpions. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Arachnological Congress Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Amsterdam: 17–20. -- Show included taxa

Oldham, C. (1912). On the occurrence of Chernes godfreyi Kew and other false-scorpions in Hertfordshire. Transactions of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society 14: 299–300. -- 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

Savory, T.H. (1945). The spiders and allied orders of the British Isles comprising descriptions of every family of British spiders, every species of harvestmen and false scorpions also the more familiar of the British mites and sea-spiders. Frederick Warne & Co., London. [2nd edition] -- Show included taxa

Standen, R. (1912). The false-scorpions of Lancashire and some adjoining counties, with a preliminary list of records. Lancashire and Cheshire Naturalist 5: 7–16. -- Show included taxa

Standen, R. (1917). Report on the false-scorpions (Chelifers). Lancashire and Cheshire Naturalist 10: 27–31. -- Show included taxa

Stephens, N.E. (1912). Dublin Naturalists' Field Club. Irish Naturalist 21: 25. -- Show included taxa

Vachon, M. (1940f). Remarques sur la phóresie des Pseudoscorpions. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 109: 1–18. -- Show included taxa

Zeh, D.W. (1987b). Aggression, density, and sexual dimorphism in chernetid pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida). Evolution 41: 1072–1087. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2023-01-20 New taxonomic reference entry Oldham, 1912