Dashdamirov S. 2005. Pseudoscorpions from the mountains of northern Pakistan (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.13 (for 2004). No.4: 225–261 [in English].

Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und Parasitologie, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Universitätsstr. 1, Düsseldorf 40225 Germany. E-mail: selvin.d@t-online.de

ABSTRACT. The false-scorpion fauna of the montane parts of northern Pakistan is updated. At present it contains 30 species, including six new: Mundochthonius asiaticus sp.n., Tyrannochthonius oligochetus sp.n., Rheoditella swetlanae sp.n., Allochernes minor sp.n., Allochernes loebli sp.n. and Bipeltochernes pakistanicus gen.n., sp.n. (Chernetidae). Detailed faunistic and taxonomic remarks as well as illustrations are provided to most of them. A new combination is proposed: Bisetocreagris afghanica (Beier, 1959), comb.n. ex Microcreagris. The identities of some species remain insecure, because their respective genera require revision. The fauna is mostly Palaearctic, but a few Oriental elements are apparent as well.

KEY WORDS: Pseudoscorpiones, taxonomy, faunistics, distribution, ecology, new genus, new species, Pakistan.

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