Schizomus similis Hirst, 1913


Original combination: Schizomus similis


Genus type of Ovozomus Harvey, 2001

Junior synonym of: Ovozomus lunatus Gravely, 1911

Taxonomic references

Schizomus similis

Hirst, 1913: 33–34, figs 1–3 original description
Mello-Leitão, 1931: 19
Giltay, 1935: 7
Lawrence, 1969a: 232, fig. 3d (misidentification, in part, see Mahezomus apicoporus Harvey) (synonymized by Harvey, 2011: 203)

Trithyreus similis (Hirst):

Rowland, 1973a: 198

Schizomus"" similis Hirst:

Reddell and Cokendolpher, 1995: 54

Ovozomus similis (Hirst):

Harvey, 2001b: 687–688, fig. 8
Harvey, 2003c: 114
Harvey, 2010a: 337

Distribution table
Type locality: Long Island, off the coast of Mahé Island, Seychelles.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Long Island -4.616666 55.5
Type repository
  • Syntypes: 2 females (BMNH 1913.8.27.15–16).
Zoobank LSID


Giltay, L. (1935). Notes arachnologiques Africaines. VII. Description d'un Pedipalpe nouveau du Congo belge (Trithyreus ghesquierei, n. sp.). Bulletin du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 11(32): 1–8. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (2001b). The Schizomida (Arachnida) of the Seychelle Islands. Invertebrate Taxonomy 15: 681–693. doi: -- 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

Harvey, M.S. (2010a). A synopsis of the smaller arachnid orders of the Seychelles islands (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones, Schizomida, Amblypygi and Palpigradi). In: Gerlach, J. and Marusik, Y. (ed.) Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles Islands Siri Scientific Press, Manchester: 331–340. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (2011d). Notes on some Old World schizomids of the genera Ovozomus and Schizomus (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae). Records of the Western Australian Museum 26: 202–208. doi: -- Show included taxa

Hirst, S. (1913). Second report on the Arachnida - The Scorpions, Pedipalpi and supplementary notes on the Opiliones and Pseudoscorpions. In: Reports of the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr J. Stanley Gardiner, M.A. (vol. 5(2)). Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology (2) 16: 31–37. doi: -- Show included taxa

Lawrence, R.F. (1969a). The Uropygi (Arachnida: Schizomida) of the Ethiopian region. Journal of Natural History 3: 217–260. doi: -- Show included taxa

Mello-Leitão, C. (1931). Pedipalpos do Brasil e algumas notas sobre a ordem. Archivos do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro 33: 8–72. -- Show included taxa

Reddell, J.R. & Cokendolpher, J.C. (1995). Catalogue, bibliography, and generic revision of the order Schizomida (Arachnida). Texas Memorial Museum, Speleological Monographs 4: 1–170. -- Show included taxa

Rowland, J.M. (1973a). Revision of the Schizomida (Arachnida). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 80: 195–204. -- Show included taxa


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