Garypus titanius

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Garypus titanius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Pseudoscorpiones
Superfamily: Garypoidea
Family: Garypidae
Genus: Garypus
Species: G. titanius
Binomial name
Garypus titanius
(Beier, 1961)[1]

Garypus titanius is a species of pseudoscorpions of the family Garypidae.[2] Individuals of this species may be as large as 12 millimetres (0.47 in) long, making it the largest pseudoscorpion in the world.[3] Garypus titanius is endemic to Boatswain Bird Island, off the coast of Ascension Island, in the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.[4]


  1. ^ M. Beier (1961). "Pseudoscorpione von der Insel Ascension" [Pseudoscorpions from Ascension Island]. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 13th ser. (in German). 3: 593–598. doi:10.1080/00222936008651063. 
  2. ^ "Garypus titanius (Beier, 1961)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pseudoscorpions". Agricultural Research Council. Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (South Africa). 2010. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ Caren George. "Endemic Invertebrates of Ascension Island" (PDF). Ascension Island Government Conservation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 9, 2010.