Description of three new species of the genus Allochthonius Chamberlin, 1929 (Pseudoscorpiones: Pseudotyrannochthoniidae) from China

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J. Hu
F. Zhang

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The pseudoscorpion genus Allochthonius Chamberlin, 1929, belonging to the family Pseudotyrannochthoniidae Beier, 1932, is reported from China, and the subgeneric characters of Allochthonius (Allochthonius) are reviewed in detail. Three new species are diagnosed, described and illustrated under the names Allochthonius (A.) fuscus sp. nov., A. (A.) wui sp. nov. and A. (A.) trigonus sp. nov. A distribution map and a key to the species of subgenus Allochthonius (A.) are provided. In addition, Centrochthonius sichuanensis Schawaller, 1995 is transferred to Allochthonius, forming the new combination A. (A.) sichuanensis (Schawaller).

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Hu, J. and Zhang, F. 2011. Description of three new species of the genus Allochthonius Chamberlin, 1929 (Pseudoscorpiones: Pseudotyrannochthoniidae) from China. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 3, 11 (Nov. 2011), 2167–2176. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2767.2167-76.
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Author Biographies

J. Hu

Junfang Hu is a master student in Hebei University, Hebei Province, China. Her major is zoology, mainly to classify the pseudoscorpions on fauna of China, and her supervisor is Prof. Feng Zhang.

F. Zhang

Prof. Feng Zhang is currently teaching students, undertaking and supervising research activities in Hebei University. His recent research focus is on systematics of Arachnida. He has published more than 90 research papers in leading national and international journals. He has produced 12 master students in field of Arachnida.