Červená M., Krajčovičová K., Christophoryová J. 2020. Updated checklist of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) of Central Europe // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.2: 219–228 [in English].

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina, Ilkovičova 6, SK-842 15 Bratislava 4, Slovakia. E-mails: martinacervena.lr@gmail.com , krajcovic.katarina@gmail.com , christophoryova@gmail.com

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.29.2.06

ABSTRACT: The classification and estimated diversity of the order Pseudoscorpiones of Central Europe are updated. An annotated checklist is adjusted according to the latest taxonomic changes and species synonymisation. The present list provides the pseudoscorpion diversity from eight countries of Central Europe with the following species numbers: Austria (70), Switzerland (64), Czech Republic (38), Germany (50), Hungary (53), Poland (38), Slovenia (33) and Slovakia (57). In total, 125 species belonging to 30 genera and 10 families are documented for Central Europe. Austria and Switzerland represent the countries with the highest species and genera numbers, caused mainly by the occurrence of pseudoscorpions endemic to the Alpine province. The species Neobisium deschmanni (G. Joseph, 1882) is removed from the list of Austrian fauna and is added into the fauna of Slovenia based on correction of the type locality. The state of species diversity for each country of Central Europe is discussed.

KEY WORDS: classification, diversity, endemic species, species list, synonymisation, taxonomy, type species.

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