Pseudochiridiidae Chamberlin, 1923


The Pseudochiridiinae was first treated as a distinct group by Chamberlin (1923), who used the spelling Pseudocheiridiinae. The Pseudochiridiinae was segregated as a separate family by Hoff (1964).

The Pseudochiridiinae contains two genera, Pseudochiridium with 11 species and Paracheiridium with one species..

Species of this family have been recorded from the African region, Asia and the Caribbean.


Vachon, M. (1938d). Remarques sur la famille des Cheiridiidae, Chamberlin, à propos d'un nouveau genre et d'une nouvelle espèce: Paracheiridium decaryi (Arachnida Pseudoscorpionidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 43: 235-241.

Vitali-di Castri, V. (1970). Pseudochiridiinae (Pseudoscorpionida) du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Remarques sur la sous-famille et description de deux nouvelles espèces de Madagascar et d'Angola. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (2) 41: 1175-1199.







Pseudochiridiinae Chamberlin, 1923c: 370 (as Pseudocheiridiinae [sic]); Chamberlin, 1931a: 235-236 (as Pseudocheiridiinae [sic]); Beier, 1932e: 3-4 (as Pseudocheiridiinae [sic]); Roewer, 1937: 275 (as Pseudocheiridiinae [sic]); Vitali-di Castri, 1970b: 1195; Murthy and Ananthakrishnan, 1977: 9 (as Pseudocheiridiinae [sic]). Pseudochiridiidae Chamberlin: Hoff, 1964c: 89-90; Harvey, 1985b: 149; Muchmore, 1982a: 101; Harvey, 1991a: 444; Harvey, 1992c: 1418.

Pseudoscorpions in this family