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Fissiphalliidae
Fissiphalliidae from Colombia
'Fissiphalliidae from Colombian Highlands. Photo copyright © Miguel Medrano.

Suborder

Laniatores

Infraorder

Grassatores

Superfamily

Zalmoxoidea

Fissiphalliidae Martens, 1988 is a micro-diverse harvestmen family of Zalmoxoidea inhabiting Andean and Amazonian regions.

DescriptionEdit

Martens (1988) described this new family based on the peculiar genitalic morphology.

EtymologyEdit

Fissiphallius, from Latin fissus (split) and Greek phallos (penis).

DistributionEdit

Recorded from the highlands (3,250–3,700 m) of Bogotá (Colombia) and lowlands of central and eastern Amazon rain forest.

TaxonomyEdit

There is currently just one genus (Fissiphallius) genus with 6 species.

ReferencesEdit

  • Pinto-da-Rocha (2007). Fissiphalliidae Martens, 1988 . Pp 194-196. In: Pinto-da-Rocha, R., G. Machado & G. Giribet (eds.). Harvestmen: the biology of the Opiliones. Harvard University Press, Cambridge and London. x + 597 pages.
  • Pinto-da-Rocha, R. (2004) A new species of Fissiphalliidae from Brazilian Amazon Rain Forest (Arachnida: Opiliones). Zootaxa, Auckland, 640, 1–6.
  • Tourinho, A.L., & Pérez G. A., 2006. On the Family Fissiphalliidae Martens, 1988, with Description of two New Amazonian Species (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores). Zootaxa, 1325: 235-254.

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