Checklist of book scorpions (Order Pseudoscorpionida1, Class Arachnida, Phylum Arthropoda, Kingdom Animalia)
that have been reported from Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 10 February 2011)

Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island's book scorpions.

Please send corrections and updates to Photographs are welcome. Thank you.

Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Source (full citation given after this table)
Chthoniidae Chthonius tetrachelatus ? ? Procter (1946, p. 510.)
Chernetidae Chelanops [sanborni?] ? ? Procter (1946, p. 510.)
Chernetidae Hesperochernes tetrachelatus ? ? Procter (1946, p. 510.)
Cheliferidae Chelifer cancroides ? ? Procter (1946, p. 510.)
Neobisiidae Microbisium brunneum ? ? Procter (1946, p. 510.)

   1Procter (1946) called this order Chelonethida.

   Procter, William. 1946. Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region, Part VII. Philadelphia: Wistar Institute.