Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Superfamily FEAELLOIDEA Ellingsen, 1906

Compiler and date details

Mark S. Harvey, Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia, Australia


The Feaelloidea are amongst the most unusual of all pseudoscorpions and their systematic position has been the subject of speculation. Harvey (1988 1992) presented arguments for including them, as the sister-group to the Chthonioidea, in the suborder Epiocheirata. The two feaelloid families have markedly contrasting and disjunct distributions, and Australia is the only region of the world where both are present, albeit at opposite ends of the continent.



Feaelloids can be easily distinguished from other pseudoscorpions by the presence of 3–6 anterior carapaceal lobes.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
31-Oct-2012 31-Oct-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)