Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Superfamily NEOBISIOIDEA Chamberlin, 1930

Compiler and date details

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


The Neobisioidea consists of seven families that were placed by Harvey (1992) in their own infraorder, the Hemictenata. Neobisioids have only recently been recorded from Australia (Harvey 1991, 1993, 1998), and were not listed in an earlier version of the checklist in the Zoological Catalogue of Australia (Harvey 1985).



The Neobisioidea differ from all other pseudoscorpions with a venom apparatus in one or both of the chelal fingers (the Iocheirata) by the presence of several teeth on the movable cheliceral finger, the serrula exterior attached for at most 2/3 of its length, and the chelicera without a velum.


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)