A review of the pseudoscorpion genus Metawithius (Pseudoscorpiones: Withiidae) from the Indian subcontinent

Jithin Johnson, Catalina Romero-Ortiz, Aneesh V. Mathew, Pothalil A. Sebastian, Mathew M. Joseph, Mark S. Harvey

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Abstract

A new species of the pseudoscorpion genus Metawithius Chamberlin, 1931 is described from Kerala, India. Detailed morphological descriptions, diagnostic features and illustrations of Metawithius keralensis Johnson, Mathew, Sebastian & Joseph, sp. nov. are provided. Detailed redescription and illustrations of M. nepalensis (Beier, 1974) are also provided. The current distribution of all the known Metawithius species is mapped. Metawithius parvus (Beier, 1930) from Travancore, India is recognised as a species of Chernetidae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-94
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Arachnology
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2019

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