Pocock, 1893

This small family has only 1 genus with 57 species [Updated 22.07.24]. 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 important.

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 (57)
C. adrianoi Lourenço & Ythier, 2024*
C. agilis Pocock, 1899
C. agnellivanniorum Lourenço & Rossi, 2018*
C. alberti Kovarik, 2019*
C. andamanensis Lourenço, Duhem & Leguin, 2011*
C. annapurna Lourenço & Duhem, 2010*
C. anneae Lourenço, 2012*
C. assamensis Kraepelin, 1913
C. birmanicus Thorell, 1889
C. borneensis Simon, 1880*
C. cavernicola Pocock, 1894
C. celebensis Pocock, 1894
C. ceylonensis Pocock, 1894
C. chapmani Vachon & Lourenço, 1985
C. chubluk Lourenço, Tran & Pham, 2020*
C. cimrmani Kovarik, 2012*
C. conchiformus Zhu, Han & Lourenço, 2008*
C. granulatus Kovarik, Lowe, Hoferek, Forman & Kral, 2015*
C. hofereki Kovarik, Kral, Korinkova & Lerma, 2014*
C. honba Lourenço, 2019*
C. insignis Pocock, 1894
C. julietteae Lourenço, 2011*
C. kampuchea Lourenço, 2012*
C. kautti Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlavsky, 2020*
C. laevimanus Pocock, 1899
C. laoticus Lourenço & Zhu, 2008*
C. lehtrarensis Khatoon, 1999* (Nomen dubium)
C. longimanus Kovarik & Lowe, 2015*
C. mainlingensis Di & Zhu, 2009*
C. majkusi Kovarik, Lowe & Stahlavsky, 2018*
C. neradorum Kovarik, Lowe & Stahlavsky, 2018*
C. petrzelkai Kovarik, 2000*
C. ojangureni Kovarik, 2005*
C. philippinus Lourenço & Ythier, 2008*
C. pathom Lourenço & Pham, 2014*
C. pictus (Pocock, 1890)
C. pseudoconchiformus Yin, Qiu, Pan, Li & Di, 2015*
C. pulcherrimus Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlavsky, 2020*
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. spinatus Lourenço & Duhem, 2010*
C. stockmannorum Kovarik, Lowe & Stahlavsky, 2018*
C. telnovi Lourenço, 2009*
C. terueli Kovarik, 2012*
C. tessellatus Qi, Zhu & Lourenço, 2005*
C. thai Lourenço, Sun & Zhu, 2010*
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*

Jan Ove Rein (C) 2024