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Brasilogovea

Suborder

Cyphophthalmi

Infraorder

Sternophthalmi

Family

Neogoveidae

Brasilogovea Karaman, 2014 is a genus in the family Neogoveidae.

SpeciesEdit

DiagnosisEdit

(from Benavides & Giribet, 2013)

Opisthosomal middorsal longitudinal sulcus inconspicuous. Coxae of legs I free; coxae of legs II–IV fused, as in Huitaca, Neogovea, and Metagovea, but readily distinguishing Brasilogovea from Canga and Metasiro. Adenostyle ending in a brush of setae, as in Neogovea and distinguishing it fromthe genera Huitaca and Metagovea, with lamelliform adenostyles, and located toward the center of the dorsal side of tarsus IV. Sternum present, as in some Neogovea, but unlike Huitaca and Metagovea. Sternites 8 and 9 and tergite IX all fused into a corona analis, distinguishing it from Metasiro. Opisthosomal exocrine glands present, as in Metagovea and Huitaca, distinguishing it from Neogovea, Canga, and Metasiro. Spermatopositor with a semicircular ventral plate and two curved movable fingers protected by long microtrichiae and an elongated flat dorsal plate with expanding bilobed tip, not cuticularized.

NotesEdit

  • Location: Brazil & Colombia

LiteratureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Benavides, L.R. & Giribet, G., 2013. A revision of selected clades of Neotropical mite-harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi, Neogoveidae) with the description of eight new species. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 160, pp.1-44.

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