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Afghanistan
Opilio afghanum from Silhavy (1966) Opilioniden-Fauna Afghanistans
Dilophiocara afghanum (Roewer, 1960) from Silhavy (1966). Species endemic from Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.

Realm

Palearctic

Continent

Asia

Opilio diversity

8 species

There is no such checklist published. The one presented here, with only 8 species, is part of the forthcoming Catalogue of the World Opiliones, by A.B. Kury.

Afghani species of OpilionesEdit

Dilophiocara afghanum (Roewer, 1960)
Egaenus kashmiricus Caporiacco, 1934
Homolophus lindbergi (Roewer, 1960)
Homolophus tibetanus (Roewer, 1911)
Opilio parietinus (De Geer, 1778)
Phalangium jakesi (Šilhavý, 1966)
Phalangium opilio Linnaeus, 1758
Rilaena hyrcana (Thorell, 1876)

Relevant literatureEdit

Roewer, C.F. (1960) Solifugen und Opilioniden, Araneae, Orthognathae, Haplogynae und Entelegynae (Contribution a l’étude de la faune d'Afghanistan, 23). Göteborgs Kungliga Vetenskaps- och Vitterhets-Samhälles handlingar, Göteborg, (Ser. B, Matematiska och naturvetenskapliga skrifter) 8(7), 1–53.
Šilhavý, V. (1966b) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Opilioniden-Fauna Afghanistans (Arachn.). Časopis Moravského Musea, Moravska Museum, Brno, 51, 251–258.
Šilhavý, V. (1968a) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Fauna Afghanistans (Sammelergebnisse von O. Jakeš 1963–64, D. Povolný 1965, D. Povolný & Fr. Tenora 1966, J. Šimek 1965–66, D. Povolný, J. Geisler, Z. Šebek & Fr. Tenora 1967). Opilionidea (Nachtrag). Časopis Moravského Musea (Moravska Museum, Brno), 53, 313–319, 19 figs.

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