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Published: 2018-03-14

New species and records of the pseudoscorpion genus Geogarypus (Pseudoscorpiones: Geogarypidae) from India, Sri Lanka and New Guinea

Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány P. sétány 1/C, Hungary.
Department of Terrestrial Zoology, Western Australian Museum, Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC, Western Australia 6986, Australia. School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia.
Pseudoscorpiones taxonomy Indomalayan realm Australian realm morphology

Abstract

Two new pseudoscorpion species, Geogarypus muchmorei sp. nov. from India and G. klarae sp. nov. from Papua New Guinea, are described and illustrated. New data for G. sagittatus Beier, 1965 are reported and a supplementary description is given, based on a new specimen. New occurrences of G. longidigitatus (Rainbow, 1897) are recorded from Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka.

 

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How to Cite

NOVÁK, J., & HARVEY, M. S. (2018). New species and records of the pseudoscorpion genus <em>Geogarypus</em> (Pseudoscorpiones: Geogarypidae) from India, Sri Lanka and New Guinea. Zootaxa, 4394(3), 417–427. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4394.3.7