Afrogarypus seychellesensis (Beier, 1940:173)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Geogarypus seychellesensis Beier, 1940:173 (original combination); Geogarypus (Afrogarypus) seychellesensis (Beier, 1940:173)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1940

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Praslin Island, Seychelles


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the female holotype (Harvey, 2010).






Original scientific description:

Beier, M. (1940). Die Pseudoscorpionidenfauna der landfernen Inseln. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Ökol. Geog. Tiere 74: 161-192.


Other references:

Gerlach, Justin. (2014). Afrogarypus seychellesensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T196533A2458938. Downloaded on 20 December 2015.

Harvey, Mark Stephen. (1986). The Australian Geogarypidae, new status, with a review of the generic classification (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida). Austral. Journ. Zool. 34: 753-778.

Harvey, Mark Stephen. (2010). Smaller Arachnid Orders: A synopsis of the smaller arachnid orders of the Seychelle Islands (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones, Schizomida and Palpigradi), pp. 331-340. In: Gerlach, Justin and Maursik, Yuri M. (eds.). Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles Islands. Manchester: Siri Scientific Press.


<< Back to the Chelicerates database