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Cryptogeobiidae, Paratricommatus lockei Kury, 2014, male (MNRJ), left chelicera, mesal view. Photo copyright A.B. Kury.


Bulla (from Latin bulla = ball) is the dorso-distal protuberance present on the basichelicerite of many species of Opiliones. It is typically attenuated in the Samoidae.

This term has been defined for the first time in Kury (1997)[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kury, A.B. (1997a) The genera Saramacia Roewer and Syncranaus Roewer, with notes on the status of the Manaosbiidae (Opiliones, Laniatores). Boletim do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, (N.S. Zoologia) 374, 1–22.

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