Biacumontia variegata
Biacumontia variegata Lawrence, 1934 (from original description)









Biacumontia Staręga, 1992 is a genus of Triaenonychinae with 7 species, from South Africa.


Lawrence (1931)[1] originally included two species in Biacumontia, but did not choose any of them as a type. The generic name was then unavailable because failed to comply with ICZN 13.3 (see below). Staręga’s (1992)[2] action of choosing one of them as the type first made Biacumontia available because this complied with 13.1.2 and 13.3. Relevant provisions from ICZN article 13 are: To be available, every new genus-group name published after 1930 must (13.1.1) be accompanied by a description or definition OR (13.1.2) be accompanied by a bibliographic reference to such a published statement AND (13.3) be accompanied by the fixation of a type species in the original publication. As Staręga’s name is published before 2000, it does not have to meet the article (16.1): Every new name published after 1999 must be explicitly indicated as intentionally new.[3].

Type speciesEdit

Biacumontia paucidens Lawrence, 1931, by original designation



  1. Lawrence, R.F. (1931) The Harvest-Spiders (Opiliones) of South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum, Cape Town, 29(2), 341–508.
  2. Staręga, W. (1992) An annotated check-list of harvestmen, excluding Phalangiidae, of the Afrotropical Region (Opiliones). Annals of the Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, 33(2), 271–336.
  3. Kury, A.B. & Mendes, A.C. World Checklist of Opiliones species (Arachnida). Part 1: Laniatores - Travunioidea and Triaenonychoidea. Biodiversity Data Journal: Data paper. Submitted

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