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Discocyrtus
DNP 3391 Discocyrtus testudineus male teratological Buenos Aires
This male Discocyrtus testudineus has abnormally small spines on the dorsum (a teratological feature).

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Gonyleptidae

Subfamily

Pachylinae


Discocyrtus Holmberg, 1878 is a genus of gonyleptid harvestmen containing 58 species[1] distributed across southern states of Brazil and northeastern provinces of Argentina[2]. It is an artificial assemblage which is in the process of being dismantled in recent years[1][3]

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Type speciesEdit

Gonyleptes testudineus Holmberg, 1878 by monotypy

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Carvalho, RN & Kury, AB (2018) Further dismemberment of Discocyrtus with description of a new Amazonian genus and a new subfamily of Gonyleptidae (Opiliones, Laniatores). European Journal of Taxonomy, 393: 1–32 
  2. Kury, A.B. (2002 onwards) Checklist of valid genera of Opiliones of the World. Museu Nacional/UFRJ website. Online at: http://www.museunacional.ufrj.br/mndi/Aracnologia/checklaniator.htm
  3. Kury, AB & Carvalho, RN (2016) Revalidation of the Brazilian genus Discocyrtanus, with description of two new species (Opiliones: Gonyleptidae: Pachylinae). Zootaxa, 4111 (2), 126–144

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