Biology:Haplochernes norfolkensis

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Haplochernes norfolkensis
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Pseudoscorpiones
Family: Chernetidae
Genus: Haplochernes
H. norfolkensis
Binomial name
Haplochernes norfolkensis
Beier, 1976[1]

Haplochernes norfolkensis is a species of pseudoscorpion in the Chernetidae family. It is endemic to Australia. It was described in 1976 by Austrian arachnologist Max Beier. The specific epithet norfolkensis refers to its native range.[1][2]


The body length is 2.5–3.5 mm. The colour is mainly very dark chocolate-brown, the carapace proximally lighter.[1]

Distribution and habitat

The species occurs only on Norfolk Island, an Australian territory in the south-west Pacific Ocean. The type locality is Steels Point, where the holotype was beaten from the foliage of a pyramid tree.[2][1]


The pseudoscorpions are terrestrial predators.[2][1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Beier, M (1976). "The pseudoscorpions of New Zealand, Norfolk and Lord Howe". New Zealand Journal of Zoology 3: 199–246 [214]. Retrieved 2023-11-09. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Species Haplochernes norfolkensis Beier, 1976". Dept of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Australia. 2023-10-09. 

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