A Redescription of Acanthocreagris iranica (Pseudoscorpiones, Neobisiidae) Inhabiting Soil Under Oak Trees in Zagros Forest, Western Iran

M. Nassirkhani 1 , M. Mirab-Balou 2 , M. Bazgir 3  and M. Zamani 1
  • 1 Entomology Department, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 2 Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 3 Department of Water and Soil Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran (Islamic Republic of)


During study on soil mesofauna in Choqa Sabz Forest and Dalab Protected Area in Ilam Province (western Iran), the following pseudoscorpions belonging to four families were collected and identified: Chthonius (Chthonius) shelkovnikovi Redikorzev, 1930, Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) negarinae Nassirkhani and Vafai, 2015, Paramenthus nanus Mahnert, 2007, Cardiolpium asiaticum (Dashdamirov, 1990), and Acanthocreagris iranica Beier, in . All of these species are new to the fauna of western Iran. In this survey, the adults of A. iranica collected from Ilam and Lorestan Provinces are redescribed and figured. Additionally, its tritonymph and deutonymph are briefly described.

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