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Fumontana
Fumontana deprehendor by Marshal Hedin
Fumontana deprehendor Copyright © M. Hedin

Suborder

Laniatores

Infraorder

Insidiatores

Superfamily

Triaenonychoidea

Family

Triaenonychidae

Subfamily

Triaenonychinae

Fumontana Shear, 1977 is a genus of harvestman that occurs in the United States (North Carolina and Tennessee) with one described species, F. deprehendor.

Distribution Edit

While members of the family Triaenochychidae are well represented in western North America, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Korea and Japan, F. deprehendor is the first species found in the eastern United States.[1]. The Appalachian millipede genus Choctella shows a similar distribution, suggesting they both stem from the same Gondwanan fauna [2]

Etymology Edit

The genus name is derived from the Latin words for "smoke" and "mountain". The species name is Latin for "one who takes by surprise".[1]

SpeciesEdit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 William A. Shear (1977). "Fumontana deprehendor, n. gen., n. sp., the First Triaenonychid Opilionid from Eastern North America (Opiliones: Laniatores: Triaenonychidae)" (PDF). Journal of Arachnology 3 (3): 177–183.
  2. Steven M. Thomas & Marshal Hedin (2006). "Natural history and distribution of the enigmatic southern Appalachian opilionid, Fumontana deprehendor Shear (Laniatores: Triaenonychidae), with an assessment of morphological variation" (PDF). Zootaxa 1242: 21–36.



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