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Americovibone
Americovibone lanfrancoae Hunt & Cokendolpher, 1991
Americovibone lanfrancoae Hunt & Cokendolpher, 1991, male habitus, dorsal view, from original description.

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Neopilionidae

Subfamily

Ballarrinae


Americovibone Hunt & Cokendolpher, 1991 is a genus of the family Neopilionidae, subfamily Ballarrinae. It contains two species, one from Chile, another from New Zealand.

TaxonomyEdit

DiagnosisEdit

Chelicera with ventral spur on the basal segment; pseudosegments present in the palpal segments of the female and at least leg femora and tibiae II-IV of both sexes; pedipalp patella longer than tibia or tarsus, palpal claw absent; leg claws with lateral teeth on each side; penis lacking barbed process, ovipositor with 2 spermathecae.

DescriptionEdit

Minute harvestmen with relatively long legs. Eye mound and body unarmed, smooth. Chelicerae with spur on basal segment. Female pedipalp with pseudosegments in femur and patella; pedipalp patella longer than tibia and tarsus, tarsus concave dorsad along its length in female and curved in opposite sense in male, tarsal claw and non-socketed setae absent, plumose setae extend to the tarsal tip, plumes not clearly bifurcate. Leg femora and tibiae with pseudosegments, claws with lateral branches on each side. Penis without bristle groups or processes. Ovipositor corpus of more than 2 segments, 2 spermathecae.

SpeciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hunt, Glenn S. & James C. Cokendolpher, 1991. Ballarrinae, a new subfamily of harvestmen from the Southern Hemisphere (Arachnida, Opiliones, Neopilionidae). Records of the Australian Museum, Sydney, 43(2): 131-169.
  2. Taylor, C.K. (2016) First record of a representative of Ballarrinae (Opiliones: Neopilionidae), Americovibone remota sp nov., from New Zealand. Journal of Arachnology, 44(2), 194–198.

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