The pseudoscorpions of the genera Chthonius C.L. Koch, 1843 (Chthoniidae) and Roncus L. Koch, 1873 (Neobisiidae) from caves in Serbia, Yugoslavia, have been studied. Three new species, Chthonius (Globochthonius) purgo, Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) kemza, and Roncus talason are described. A reanalysis of the type material of three subspecies of Chthonius and Roncus from Serbian caves has supported their elevation to full specific rank: Chthonius (Globochthonius) pancici Ćurčić, 1972, Roncus remesianensis Ćurčić, 1981, and R. timacensis Ćurčić, 1981. All species studied are considered endemics of the Balkan Peninsula. Diagnostic characters of the analysed taxa are thoroughly described or figured. Taxonomic interrelationships and geographical distribution are briefly discussed.

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Ćurčić, B. P. M., Lee, V. F., & Makarov, S. E. (1993). New and little-known cavernicolous species of Chthoniidae and Neobisiidae (Pseudoscorpiones, Arachnida) from Serbia. Bijdragen tot de dierkunde, 62(3), 167–178.