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Acropsopilio
MCZ 127628 Acropsopilio chilensis lateral
Acropsopilio chilensis Silvestri, 1904, from Groh & Giribet 2014.

Suborder

Dyspnoi

Superfamily

Acropsopilionoidea

Family

Acropsopilionidae


Acropsopilio Silvestri, 1904 is a genus of Dyspnoi with 6 species and subspecies from Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, USA and Venezuela.

SynonymyEdit

  • Acropsopilio Silvestri 1904: 254[1]; Mello-Leitão 1938b: 317; Cokendolpher & Lee 1993: 5 [type species: Acropsopilio chilensis Silvestri, 1904, by monotypy].
  • Zeopsopilio Forster 1948: 139[2] [type species: Zeopsopilio neozealandiae Forster, 1948; junior subjective synonym of Acropsopilio Silvestri, 1904 by Shear (1974b)[3]].

EtymologyEdit

From Greek ἄκρος (topmost) + ὄψ (eye) + pre-existing genus Opilio. Gender masculine.

PlacementEdit

Acropsopilio originally not included in any family. Silvestri (1904) discussed that the new genus has mixed characters of Eupnoi and Dyspnoi. Made as type of the new family Acropsopilionidae Roewer (1923) in the Dyspnoi. Zeopsopilio originally in Acropsopilionidae.

SpeciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Silvestri, F. (1904) Note arachnologiche II. Descrizione di un nuovo genere di Opilionidi del Chile. Redia: Giornale di Entomologia, Firenze, 2, 254–256 + pl. 23.
  2. Forster, R.R. (1948a) A new genus and species of the family Acropsopilionidae (Opiliones) from New Zealand. Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 77(1), 139–141.
  3. Shear, W.A. (1974b) The opilionid family Caddidae in North America, with notes on species from other regions (Opiliones, Palpatores, Caddoidea). The Journal of Arachnology, 2(2), 65–88.

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