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

A. S. Dippenaar-Schoeman, M. S. Harvey

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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).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-102
Number of pages14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


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