Biantes parvulus (Hirst, 1911)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hinzuanius parvulus Hirst, 1911 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1908 (Praslin); 1972 (Mahé); 1972 (Silhouette)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Mahé, Praslin & Silhouette islands, Seychelles


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hirst, S. (1911). The Areneæ, Opiliones and Pseudoscorpiones. Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905 under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner. Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond., Zool. 14: 379-395.


Other references:

Gerlach, Justin. (2014). Biantes parvulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T196756A21513969. Downloaded on 20 December 2015.

Gerlach, Justin and Marusik, Yuri. (2010). Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles islands. Manchester: Siri Scientific Press.

Gerlach, Justin, Matyot, P. and Saaristo, M. (1997). Silhouette species list. Phelsuma 5(supplement A): 1-42 [15].

Rambla, M. (1984 "1983"). Contributions à l'étude de la faune terrestre des îles granitiques de l'archipel des Sechelles (Mission P.L.G. Benoit - J.J van Mol 1972). Opiliones (Arachnida). Annalen Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika Tervuren 242: 1‑86. [volume 242 appears to have been published in 1984, despite both 1983 and 1984 appearing on the title page (source)]

Staręga, Wojciech. (1989). Harvestmen (Opiliones) from the Mascarene Islands and resurrection of the family Zalmoxidae. Ann. Natal Mus. 30: 1-8.

Staręga, Wojciech. (1992). An annotated check-list of Afrotropical harvestmen, excluding the Phalangiidae (Opiliones). Ann. Natal Mus. 33(2): 271-336.


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