MNRJ 18966 Roquettea taurina holotipo TAQUA LOW RES
Roquettea taurina Ferreira and Kury, 2010, species endemic from Tocantins State. Image (c) by AB Kury.




South America

Opilio diversity

11 species

Tocantins is a State of northern Brazil, whose opilionofauna is only poorly known. A checklist has been published recently [1], and a few isolated species of Cosmetidae [2] and Stygnidae [3] have been described.

Tocantinenses species of OpilionesEdit

Relevant referencesEdit

  1. Kury, A.B., Chagas-Jr, A., Giupponi, A.P.L. & Pérez-G, A. (2010) Amblypygi, Opiliones, Schizomida, Scorpiones and Chilopoda, Tocantins, Brazil. Check List, 6(4), 564–571.
  2. Ferreira, C.P. & Kury, A.B. (2010) A review of Roquettea, with description of three new Brazilian species and notes on Gryne (Opiliones, Cosmetidae, Discosomaticinae). Zoological Science, Tokyo, 27, 697–708.
  3. Bragagnolo, C. (2013) Two new species of Protimesius from northern Brazil (Opiliones: Laniatores: Stygnidae). Zootaxa, 3620(2), 283–292.