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Geaya

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Sclerosomatidae

Subfamily

Gagrellinae

Geaya Roewer, 1910 is the a large genus in the family Sclerosomatidae, subfamily Gagrellinae.

TaxonomyEdit

Type speciesEdit

Species Edit

  • Geaya annulipes (Banks, 1909) - Costa Rica
  • Geaya auruginia Goodnight & Goodnight, 1942 - Mexico (Veracruz/Oaxaca), Guatemala (in Roewer 1953).

Note - many more non Central American species to add.

DiagnosisEdit

(from Roewer, 1953)

Tuber oculorum glatt, bekörnelt oder spitz bezähnelt, nicht bedornt; Scutum gleichmäßig gewölbt, unbewehrt; 1.-4* Femur mit o - 3 - o - o Noduli; I . und 3*. Femur meist viel länger als der Körper. - Genotypus: G. nigromaculata Roewer.

(Translated Roewer 1953: Ocular tubercule smooth, "bekörnelt" or pointed "bezähnelt" not spined; Scutum evenly curved, unarmed; I.-4*. Femur with 0 - 3 - 0 - 0 nodules; I. and 3*. femur usually much longer than the body. - Genotype G. nigromaculata Roewer.)

*Refer to key in paper.

NotesEdit

Location: South & Central America as far as Mexico, & the Caribbean

LiteratureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Caporiacco, L. di (1938a) Aracnidi del Messico, di Guatemala e Honduras Britannico. Istituto di Zoologia della R. Università di Firenze, 77(3), 251–282.
  2. Goodnight, C. J. & Goodnight, M.L. (1942b) New and little known Phalangida from Mexico. American Museum Novitates, New York, 1163, 1-16.
  3. Goodnight, C. & Goodnight, M. (1947) Phalangida from Tropical America. Fieldiana, Zoology, 32, 1–58.
  4. Roewer, C.F. (1933a) Ergebnisse der Österreichischen biologischen Costa-Rica-Expedition 1930. IV. Teil. Opilioniden. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 46, 275–295.
  5. Roewer, C.F. (1953a) Neotropische Gagrellinae (Opiliones, Arachnidae). (Weitere Weberknechte XVII). Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin, Berlin, 29(1), 180-265. 

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