Pseudocellus pearsei (Chamberlin and Ivie, 1938)


Original combination: Cryptocellus pearsei


Taxonomic references

Cryptocellus pearsei

Chamberlin and Ivie, 1938: 104–106, figs 8–9, 14–17 original description
Sanderson, 1941: 283, unnumbered plate
Bolívar y Pieltain, 1942: 201
Merrett, 1960: 242
Vandel, 1965: 98 (as Cryptochellus pearsi [sic])
Reddell, 1971a: 34
Gertsch, 1977: 133–136, figs 1, 3–7, 12–13
Reddell, 1981: n/a, fig. 45
Juberthie, 1994: 232, 234, fig. 3 (as Cryptochellus pearsi [sic])
Murphy and Murphy, 2000: n/a, fig. 1.10

Pseudocellus pearsei (Chamberlin and Ivie):

Platnick, 1980: 352
Palacios-Vargas, 1993: 160
Vázquez-Rojas, 1995: 27
Vázquez-Rojas, 1995: 27
Vázquez Rojas, 1996f: 80, 81
Giribet, Edgecombe, Wheeler and Babbitt, 2002: 14
Harvey, 2003c: 181–182
Cokendolpher and Enríquez, 2004: 98–99, fig. 1
605–611, figs 1, 2, 5–16 Talarico, Palacios-Vargas, Fuentes Silva and Alberti, 2005 (reference missing)
Talarico, Palacios-Vargas and Alberti, 2005: 887–889, figs 1–3
Talarico, Palacios-Vargas, Silva and Alberti, 2006: 447–462, figs 1a, 1b, 2a–d, 3a, 3d, 4b–k, 5a–k, 6a–j, 7a–m, 8a–c, 8e–h, 9a–l, 10a–g
Fahrein, Talarico, Braband and Podsiadlowski, 2007: 386 (1–14), figs 1–7
Klompen, Lekveishvili and Black, 2007: 940
Talarico, Hernandez and Michalik, 2008: 399–407, figs 1b–d, 2b, 2g, 2h, 3a, 3b, 3d, 3e, 4c, 4d, 5b, 6c, 6e, 7c–f
Talarico, Palacios-Vargas and Alberti, 2008a: 48–52, figs 1–18
Talarico, Palacios-Vargas and Alberti, 2008b: 514–520, figs 1–6
Dunlop, Kamenz and Talarico, 2009: 310–311, figs 1a, 3
Pepato, da Rocha and Dunlop, 2010: 5
Talarico and Michalik, 2010: n/a, figs 4e, 4f
Talarico, Lipke and Alberti, 2011: 90–114, figs 1d–h, 2a–c, 2e–I, 3a–h, 4a–g, 5a–m, 6a–l, 7b, e, 9a–I, 10a–n, 11a–c, 11f, 11h
Arabi, Judson, Deharveng, Lourenco, Cruaud and Hassanin, 2012: n/a, fig. 2A
Ovchinnikov and Masta, 2012: 3–14, fig. 4
Fernández and Giribet, 2015: 8, figs 1c, 2, 3
Botero-Trujillo and Valdez-Mondragón, 2016: n/a, figs 51, 52

Distribution table
Type locality: Grutas de Balankanche (as Balaam Canche Cave), Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Grutas de Balankanche 20.6575 -88.533888
Type repository
  • Holotype male (AMNH), Allotype female (AMNH).
Zoobank LSID


Arabi, J., Judson, M.L., Deharveng, L., Lourenco, W.R., Cruaud, C. & Hassanin, A. (2012). Nucleotide composition of CO1 sequences in Chelicerata (Arthropoda): detecting new mitogenomic rearrangements. Journal of Molecular Evolution 74: 81–95. -- Show included taxa

Bolívar y Pieltain, C. (1942). Estudio de un Ricinulideo de la Caverna de Cacahuamilpa, Guerrero, Mex. Revista de la Sociedad Mexicana de Historia Natural 2: 197–209. -- Show included taxa

Botero-Trujillo, R. & Valdez-Mondragón, A. (2016). A remarkable new species of the magnus species-group of Cryptocellus (Arachnida, Ricinulei) from Ecuador, with observations on the taxonomy of the New World genera. Zootaxa 4107: 321–337. doi: -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, R.V. & Ivie, W. (1938). Arachnida of the orders Pedipalpida, Scorpionida and Ricinulida. Carnegie Institute Washington, Publications 491: 101–107. -- Show included taxa

Cokendolpher, J.C. & Enríquez, T. (2004). A new species and records of Pseudocellus (Arachnida: Ricinulei: Ricinoididae) from caves in Yucatán and Belize. Texas Memorial Museum, Speleological Monographs 6: 95–99. -- Show included taxa

Dunlop, J.A., Kamenz, C. & Talarico, G. (2009). A fossil trigonotarbid arachnid with a ricinuleid-like pedipalpal claw. Zoomorphology (Berlin) 128: 305–313. doi: -- Show included taxa

Fahrein, K., Talarico, G., Braband, A. & Podsiadlowski, L. (2007). The complete mitochondrial genome of Pseudocellus pearsei (Chelicerata: Ricinulei) and a comparison of mitochondrial gene rearrangements in Arachnida. BMC Genomics 8: 386 (381–314). doi: -- Show included taxa

Fernández, R. & Giribet, G. (2015). Unnoticed in the tropics: phylogenomic resolution of the poorly known arachnid order Ricinulei (Arachnida). Royal Society Open Science 2(150065): 1–13. doi: -- Show included taxa

Gertsch, W.J. (1977). On two ricinuleids from the Yucatan Peninsula (Arachnida: Ricinulei). Bulletin of the Association for Mexican Cave Studies 6: 133–138. -- Show included taxa

Giribet, G., Edgecombe, G.D., Wheeler, W.C. & Babbitt, C. (2002). Phylogeny and systematic position of Opiliones: a combined analysis of chelicerate relationships using morphological and molecular data. Cladistics 18: 5–70. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (2003c). Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world: Amblypygi, Uropygi, Schizomida, Palpigradi, Ricinulei and Solifugae. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. -- Show included taxa

Juberthie, C. (1994). Ricinulei. In: Juberthie, C. and Decu, V. (ed.) Encyclopaedia biospeologica Société de Biospéologie, Moulis and Bucarest 1: 231–235. -- Show included taxa

Klompen, H., Lekveishvili, M. & Black, W.C., IV (2007). Phylogeny of parasitiform mites (Acari) based on rRNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 936–951. -- Show included taxa

Merrett, P. (1960). A new ricinuleid from Panama. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (13) 3: 241–245. doi: -- Show included taxa

Murphy, F. & Murphy, J.A. (2000). An introduction to the spiders of south east Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. -- Show included taxa

Ovchinnikov, S. & Masta, S.E. (2012). Pseudoscorpion mitochondria show rearranged genes and genome-wide reductions of RNA gene sizes and inferred structures, yet typical nucleotide composition bias. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 31. -- Show included taxa

Palacios-Vargas, J.G. (1993). Evaluacion de la fauna cavernícola terrestre de Yucatán, Mexico. Memoires de Biospéologie 20: 157–163. -- Show included taxa

Pepato, A.R., da Rocha, C.E.F. & Dunlop, J.A. (2010). Phylogenetic position of the acariform mites: sensitivity to homology assessment under total evidence. BMC Evolutionary Biology 235: 1–23. doi: -- Show included taxa

Platnick, N.I. (1980). On the phylogeny of Ricinulei. In: Gruber, J. (ed.) Verhandlungen des 8. Internationalen Arachnologen-Kongress, Wien H. Egermann, Wien: 349–353. -- Show included taxa

Reddell, J.R. (1971a). A preliminary bibliography of Mexican cave biology with a checklist of published records. Bulletin of the Association for Mexican Cave Studies 3: 1–184. -- Show included taxa

Reddell, J.R. (1981). A review of the cavernicole fauna of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Bulletin of the Texas Memorial Museum 27: 1–327. -- Show included taxa

Sanderson, I.T. (1941). Living treasure. Viking Press, New York. -- Show included taxa

Talarico, G. & Michalik, P. (2010). Spermatozoa of an Old World Ricinulei (Ricinoides karschii, Ricinoidae) with notes about the relationships of Ricinulei within the Arachnida. Tissue and Cell 42: 383–390. doi: -- Show included taxa

Talarico, G., Hernandez, L.F.G & Michalik, P. (2008). The male genital system of the New World Ricinulei (Arachnida): ultrastructure of spermatozoa and spermiogenesis with special emphasis on its phylogenetic implications. Arthropod Structure and Development 37: 396–409. -- Show included taxa

Talarico, G., Lipke, E. & Alberti, G. (2011). Gross morphology, histology, and ultrastructure of the alimentary system of Ricinulei (Arachnida) with emphasis on functional and phylogenetic implications. Journal of Morphology 272: 89–117. doi: -- Show included taxa

Talarico, G., Palacios-Vargas, J.G. & Alberti, G. (2005). Recientes contribuciones a los Ricinulei (Arachnida) de México. Entomología Mexicana 4: 887–889. -- Show included taxa

Talarico, G., Palacios-Vargas, J.G. & Alberti, G. (2008a). Taste while chewing? Sensory structures in the chelicerae of Pseudocellus pearsei (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1938) (Ricinulei, Arachnida). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 15: 47–53. -- Show included taxa

Talarico, G., Palacios-Vargas, J.G. & Alberti, G. (2008b). The pedipalp of Pseudocellus pearsei (Ricinulei, Arachnida) – ultrastructure of a multifunctional organ. Arthropod Structure and Development 37: 511–521. doi: -- Show included taxa

Talarico, G., Palacios-Vargas, J.G., Silva, M.F. & Alberti, G. (2006). Ultrastructure of tarsal sensilla and other integument structures of two Pseudocellus species (Ricinulei, Arachnida). Journal of Morphology 267: 441–463. doi: -- Show included taxa

Vandel, A. (1965). Biospeleology: the biology of cavernicolous animals. Pergamon Press, Edinburgh. [authorized translation] -- Show included taxa

Vázquez Rojas, I. (1996f). Ricinulei. In: Llorente Bousquets, J.E., García Aldrete, A.N. and González Soriano, E. (ed.) Biodiversidad, taxonomía y biogeografía de artrópodos de México: hacia una síntesis de su conocimiento Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F.: 79–82. -- Show included taxa

Vázquez-Rojas, I. (1995). Los aracnidos de Mexico parte 1: Ricinulei, Amblypygi, Solifugae, Palpigradi, Schizomida, Uropygi. Dugesiana 2: 15–37. -- Show included taxa


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