Terpsicroton alticeps (Pocock, 1911)


Original combination: Poliochera alticeps

PALAEOZOIC: Upper Carboniferous

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:f5681d86-b1b1-4271-aa33-2807aa522114

Genus type of Terpsicroton Selden, 1992

Taxonomic references

Poliochera alticeps

Pocock, 1911: 40–41, fig. 14, plate 2 fig. 6 original description
Petrunkevitch, 1913: 78
Petrunkevitch, 1949: 286 (as Polyochera [sic] alticeps)
Waterlot, 1949: n/a, fig. 677a
Petrunkevitch, 1953: 113, figs 114, 177
Waterlot, 1953: n/a, fig. 56 (as Polyochera [sic] alticeps)
Petrunkevitch, 1955a: 159, fig. 115(6)
Dubinin, 1962: n/a, fig. 1284 (as Polyochera [sic] alticeps)
Morris, 1980: 45 (not seen)
Brauckmann, 1987b: 99

Terpsicroton alticeps (Pocock):

Selden, 1992: 629–632, figs 4g, 28a–b, 29g-h
Selden, 1993b: 306
Harvey, 2003c: 186

Distribution table
Type locality: Coseley, near Dudley, Dudley Borough, England, United Kingdom (Upper Carboniferous).


Locality Lat Lon
1 Coseley 52.55 -2.083333
Type repository
  • Holotype (BMNH)
Zoobank LSID



Brauckmann, C. (1987b). Neue Arachniden (Ricinuleida, Trigonotarbida) aus dem Namurium B von Hagen-Vorhalle (Ober-Karbon; West-Deutschland). Dortmunder Beiträge zur Landeskunde, Naturwissenschaftliche Mitteilungen 21: 97–109. -- Show included taxa

Dubinin, V.B. (1962). [Chelicerophora]. In: Rodendorf, B.B. (ed.) [Fundamentals of paleontology] Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow: 375–530. -- 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

Morris, S.F. (1980). Catalogue of the type and figured specimens of fossil Crustacea (excl. Ostracoda), Chelicerata, Myriapoda and Pycnogonida in the British Museum (Natural History). British Museum (Natural History), London. -- Show included taxa

Petrunkevitch, A. (1913). A monograph of the terrestrial Palaeozoic Arachnida of North America. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 18: 1–137. -- Show included taxa

Petrunkevitch, A. (1949). A study of Palaeozoic Arachnida. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 37: 69–315. -- Show included taxa

Petrunkevitch, A. (1953). Paleozoic and Mesozoic Arachnida of Europe. Memoirs of the Geological Society of America 53: i–xi, 1–128. -- Show included taxa

Petrunkevitch, A. (1955a). Arachnida. In: Moore, R.C. (ed.) Treatise on invertebrate paleontology. P, Arthropoda University of Kansas Press, Lawrence 2: 42–162. -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R.I. (1911). A monograph of the terrestrial Carboniferous Arachnida of Great Britain. Monographs of the Palaeontographical Society 64: 1–84. -- Show included taxa

Selden, P.A. (1992). Revision of the fossil ricinuleids. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth Sciences 83: 595–634. -- Show included taxa

Selden, P.A. (1993b). Arthropoda (Aglaspidida, Pycnogonida and Chelicerata). In: Benton, M.J. (ed.) The fossil record 2 Chapman and Hall, London: 297–320. -- Show included taxa

Waterlot, G. (1949). Les Arachnides fossiles. In: Grassé, P.-P. (ed.) Traité de zoologie Masson, Paris 6: 893–905. -- Show included taxa

Waterlot, G. (1953). Classe des Arachnides (Arachnida Cuvier 1812). In: Piveteau, J. (ed.) Traité de paléontologie Masson, Paris 3: 555–584. -- Show included taxa


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