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Order Pseudoscorpiones. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal Biodiversity: An Outline of Higher-level Classification and Survey of Taxonomic Richness (Addenda 2013)



The classification and diversity estimates of the order Pseudoscorpiones (Harvey 2011) are here updated.  There are 26 Recent families, 454 genera, and 3,533 species; fossil taxa include 1 family, 11 genera, 41 species. Taxon numbers are calculated to the end of 2012.



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