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Dampetrinae
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Suborder

Laniatores

Infraorder

Grassatores

Superfamily

Assamioidea

Family

Assamiidae

Dampetrinae Sørensen, 1886 is one of the oldest subfamilies of Assamiidae. It was a separate family, and first defined as a subfamily of Assamiidae by Roewer (1912c[1]). 

It has 28 genera and 35 species, being thus the third most diverse subfamily of Assamiidae, behind Erecinae and Hypoxestinae. There are 24 genera from Indomalaya and 31 from Australasia.


Placement and compositionEdit

Placement and composition. Dampetroidae originally a monogeneric family on its own. Synonymized with Assamioidae by Sørensen (1896). Revalidated as a separate subfamily of Assamiidae by Roewer (1912c).

Included generaEdit

Occurence of genera in more than one realm could be due to their non-monophyly.

IndomalayaEdit


AustralasiaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Roewer, C.F. (1912c) Die Familien der Assamiiden und Phalangodiden der Opiliones-Laniatores. (= Assamiden, Dampetriden, Phalangodiden, Epedaniden, Biantiden, Zalmoxiden, Samoiden, Palpipediden anderer Autoren). Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin, Abt. A, Original-Arbeiten, 78(3), 1–242.

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