Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Superfamily STERNOPHOROIDEA Chamberlin, 1923

Compiler and date details

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


The Sternophoroidea were recognised recently by Harvey (1992) as the sister-group to the Cheliferoidea. The group comprises only a single family, Sternophoroidae.



The Sternophoroidea can be recognised easily by the presence of an intercoxal pseudosternum and a V-shaped posterior carapaceal margin.


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)