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Eumesosoma
Eumesosoma roeweri - Junction TX - Hedin
Eumesosoma roeweri (Goodnight & Goodnight, 1943)from Texas. Photo Copyright © Marshal Hedin [1].

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Sclerosomatidae

Subfamily

Leiobuninae

Eumesosoma Cokendolpher, 1980 is a genus in the family Sclerosomatidae, subfamily Leiobuninae.

TaxonomyEdit

  • Mesosoma Weed, 1892:187 - Junior homonym of Mesosoma Otto, 1821 (Crustacea)
  • Eumesosoma Cokendolpher, 1980:31

Type speciesEdit

The type species (by original designation) of Mesosoma was Mesosoma nigrum Weed, 1892 (not Phalangium nigrum Say, 1821). Crawford noted the homonymy between Say's species and Weed's species, as both are now in Eumesosoma. He therefore replaced Weed's species name with its oldest available synyonym. "Thus, the valid name of the type species is Eumesosoma roeweri (Goodnight & Goodnight, 1943)." (Crawford, 1992)

SpeciesEdit

DiagnosisEdit

NotesEdit

  • Location: USA

LiteratureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cokendolpher, J.C. (1980b) Replacement name for Mesosoma Weed, 1892, with a revision of the genus (Opiliones, Phalangiidae, Leiobuninae). Occasional Papers of The Museum, Texas Tech University, 66, 1–19.
  2. Crawford, Rodney L., 1992. Catalogue of the genera and type species of the harvestman superfamily Phalangioidea (Arachnida). Burke Museum Contributions in Anthropology and Natural History, 8: 1-60.

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