Garypinidae Daday, 1888 Family

The Garypininae were erected by Daday (1888) for the genus Garypinus from southern Europe. It was considered a subfamily of Olpiidae by Chamberlin (1930) and all subsequent workers until Judson (2005) raised the group to family status.

The family currently contains 21 genera and over 70 species. The majority of species possess strongly divided arolia on the tarsus of all legs, but members of several genera (Neominniza, Oreolpium, Protogarypinus, Teratolpium and Thaumatolpium) lack this feature.

Garypinids are found all over the world, and are frequently found under tree bark. Several genera, such as Amblyolpium and Solinus, are widely distributed.

Important References:

Judson, M.L.I. (2005). Baltic amber fossil of Garypinus electri Beier provides first evidence of phoresy in the pseudoscorpion family Garypinidae (Arachnida: Chelonethi). In Logunov, D.V. and Penney, D. (eds), European Arachnology 2003 (Proceedings of the 21st European Colloquium of Arachnology, St.-Petersburg, 4-9 August 2003): 127-131. KMK Scientific Press Ltd: Moscow.



Garypininae Daday, 1888: 123; Chamberlin, 1930: 590-591; Chamberlin, 1931a: 225; Beier, 1932a: 203; Roewer, 1937: 263; Hoff, 1956b: 27; Morikawa, 1960: 129; Hoff, 1964a: 35; Benedict and Malcolm, 1978a: 124-125; Muchmore, 1980: 165; Tooren, 2002b: 470; Harvey and Šťáhlavský, 2010: 295-296. Garypinidae Daday: Judson, 1993: 697; Judson, 2005: 128.

Pseudoscorpions in this family