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Gonyleptes
Collonychium bicuspidatum Tijuca
Gonyleptes horridus Kirby, 1819 from Tijuca, by AB Kury.

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Gonyleptidae

Subfamily

Gonyleptinae


Gonyleptes Kirby, 1819 was the first genus of Laniatores described. It has 22 species (+ 1 nomen dubium) of Brazilian large, dark-colored harvestmen. During many decades everybody, misled by Roewer, thought that this name referred to another species, but examination of the holotype in BMNH clarified this. [1]

Included speciesEdit

Gonyleptes acanthopus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Gonyleptes atrus Mello-Leitão, 1923
Gonyleptes barbiellinii Mello-Leitão, 1932
Gonyleptes calcaripes (Roewer, 1917)
Gonyleptes curticornis (Mello-Leitão, 1940)
Gonyleptes curvicornis (Roewer, 1913)
Gonyleptes fragilis Mello-Leitão, 1923
Gonyleptes gertschi Soares & Soares, 1948
Gonyleptes gonyleptoides (Soares & Soares, 1945)
Gonyleptes granulatus (Piza, 1940)
Gonyleptes horridus Kirby, 1819
Gonyleptes parcigranulatus Soares & Soares, 1949
Gonyleptes pectinatus C.L. Koch, 1845
Gonyleptes pectinipes Roewer, 1917
Gonyleptes perlatus (Mello-Leitão, 1935)
Gonyleptes pseudogranulatus Soares & Soares, 1946
Gonyleptes pseudoguttatus Giltay, 1928
Gonyleptes pustulatus Sørensen, 1884
Gonyleptes recentissimus Mello-Leitão, 1932
Gonyleptes saprophilus Mello-Leitão, 1922
Gonyleptes vatius Bertkau, 1880
Gonyleptes viridisagittatus Soares & Soares, 1945

Nomina dubiaEdit

Gonyleptes armatus Perty, 1833

Relevant referencesEdit

  1. Pinto-da-Rocha, R., Benedetti, A.R. Vasconcelos, E.G. & Hara. M.R. (2012) New systematic assignments in Gonyleptoidea (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores). ZooKeys, 198, 25–68.

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