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Chthonioidea

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The Chthonioidea are a superfamily of pseudoscorpions, representing the earliest diverging and most primitive living pseudoscorpions. The superfamily contains two families.[1]

Some authors consider the genus Lechytia to be in its own family Lechytiidae, rather than to reside in Chthoniidae.[2]

Footnotes

  1. ^ Benavides, Ligia R.; Cosgrove, Julia G.; Harvey, Mark S.; Giribet, Gonzalo (October 2019). "Phylogenomic interrogation resolves the backbone of the Pseudoscorpiones tree of life". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 139: 106509. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2019.05.023.
  2. ^ Biology Catalog: Lechytiidae Archived 2014-07-30 at the Wayback Machine
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Chthonioidea: Brief Summary

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The Chthonioidea are a superfamily of pseudoscorpions, representing the earliest diverging and most primitive living pseudoscorpions. The superfamily contains two families.

Pseudotyrannochthoniidae — worldwide (c. 5 genera, 50 species) Chthoniidae — worldwide ( 40 + genera, 600+ species)

Some authors consider the genus Lechytia to be in its own family Lechytiidae, rather than to reside in Chthoniidae.

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