|This small family has only 1 genus with 37 species [Updated 25.10.13]. This
genus, Chaerilus, was orginally placed in the family
Chactidae and has been assigned to several different families
over the years. These scorpions are found in Southern and
Southeast Asia. They can be found under stones, under fallen
trees, etc., in humid (mesic) habitats.
Scorpions in this family are rarely kept in captivity.
The scorpions in this family are not medically
An indentification key for the genus can be found in Kovarik (2012) [Free full text].
Chaerilus truncatus photo by Dr.
Dietmar Huber (C).
This list of genera and species is
based on Fet et al.(2000). Subspecies is not included in the list.
I try to update the list as additions and changes are published. * denotes changes after Fet et al. (2000). I will be grateful
for information about new development in the taxonomy of this family.
For information about synonyms and bibliographies, see Fet et al. (2000)
The family Chaerilidae and the genus Chaerilus were revised by Kovarik in 2000 (Serket, 7(2), 38-77).
|Chaerilus Simon, 1877
C. agilis Pocock, 1899
C. andamanensis Lourenço, Duhem & Leguin, 2011*
C. annapurna Lourenço & Duhem, 2010*
C. assamensis Kraepelin, 1913
C. borneensis Simon, 1880*
C. cavernicola Pocock, 1894
C. celebensis Pocock, 1894
C. ceylonensis Pocock, 1894
C. chapmani Vachon & Lourenço, 1985
C. cimrmani Kovarik, 2012*
C. conchiformus Zhu, Han & Lourenço, 2008*
C. insignis Pocock, 1894
C. julietteae Lourenço, 2011*
C. kampuchea Lourenço, 2012* (Nomen dubium)
C. laevimanus Pocock, 1899
C. laoticus Lourenço & Zhu, 2008*
C. lehtrarensis Khatoon, 1999* (Nomen dubium)
C. mainlingensis Di & Zhu, 2009*
C. petrzelkai Kovarik, 2000*
C. ojangureni Kovarik, 2005*
C. pictus (Pocock, 1890)
C. rectimanus Pocock, 1899*
C. robinsoni Hirst, 1911
C. sabinae Lourenço, 1995
C. seiteri Kovarik, 2012*
C. sejnai Kovarik, 2005*
C. solegladi Kovarik, 2012*
C. telnovi Lourenço, 2009*
C. terueli Kovarik, 2012*
C. tessellatus Qi, Zhu & Lourenço, 2005*
C. tichyi Kovarik, 2000*
C. tricostatus Pocock, 1899
C. truncatus Karsch, 1879
C. tryznai Kovarik, 2000*
C. variegatus Simon, 1877
C. vietnamicus Lourenço & Zhu, 2008* (Nomen dubium)
C. wrzecionkoi Kovarik, 2012*