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A check list of the pseudoscorpions of South Africa (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones)

A.S. Dippenaar-Schoeman, M.S. Harvey
Koedoe | Vol 43, No 2 | a201 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v43i2.201 | © 2000 A.S. Dippenaar-Schoeman, M.S. Harvey | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 July 2000 | Published: 02 July 2000

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Abstract

A check list of the Pseudoscorpiones of the class Arachnida of South Africa is presented. A total of 135 species and 10 subspecies of pseudoscorpions are known from South Africa, represented by seven superfamilies, 15 families and 65 genera. This represents about 4.4 of the world fauna. Of the 135 species, 97 species (73 ) are known only from South Africa, 33 species have a wider distribution pattern throughout the Afrotropical Region and three are cosmopolitan. This study forms part of the South African National Survey of Arachnida (SANSA).

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Arachnida, check list, Pseudoscorpiones, South Africa.

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