Drogla R & Lippold K
Zur Kenntnis der Pseudoskorpion-Fauna von Ostdeutschland (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones)
On the knowledge of the pseudoscorpion fauna of East Germany (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones)
Based on the examination of over 23,000 specimens, distribution, frequency/dominance, morphometric data and ecology of the East German false scorpions are presented. Most samples were collected by the authors, the rest are from Museums and other persons. 38 species were recorded. The preferred habitats and strata of the most species are described. Phoresy was observed for Allochernes peregrinus, Lamprochernes chyzeri, L. nodosus and Pselaphochernes scorpioides. Nine species live in ant nests. Zoogeographic aspects of the species assemblage are discussed in the world wide context. Distribution limits of four species run across the area of investigation.
Arachnida; check list; distribution; false scorpion; faunistics; first record; Germany; pseudoscorpions; Pseudoscorpiones; zoogeography