Photographic key to the Pseudoscorpions of Canada and the adjacent USA
CJAI 10 February 3, 2010

Christopher Buddle

McGill University, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Macdonald Campus, 21,111 Lakeshore Road, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, H9X 3V9, Canada. 514-398-8026.

           The pseudoscorpion fauna of northern North America is poorly known, in part because of the scarcity of taxonomic resources. This photographic key was developed by combining existing keys with photographs of diagnostic characters from about 80 specimens of pseudoscorpions from North America. The key will classify 35 taxa (to genera and some species) of pseudoscorpions occurring in Canada and the adjacent USA. Some distribution notes are presented, along with information about habitat affinities and general ecology.

a. Dendrochernes (Chernetidae); b. Pseudogarypus (Pseudogarypidae); c. Wyochernes (Chernetidae); d. Microbisium parvulum (Neobisiidae); e. Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) tetrachelatus (Chthoniidae); f. Chelifer cancroides (Cheliferidae).

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