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Gonyleptidae
Magnispina by Glauco
Heteropachylinae: Magnispina neptunus Mendes, 2011 male, Brazil - from Laboratory of arthropod behavior and evolution. Copyright © Glauco Machado

Suborder

Laniatores

Infraorder

Grassatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Gonyleptidae is a Neotropical family of harvestmen (Order Opiliones) with more than 820 species, the largest in the Suborder Laniatores and the second largest of the Opiliones as a whole. The largest known harvestmen are gonyleptids.

DiagnosisEdit

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DistributionEdit

Recorded continuously from the southernmost tip of the South American continent (Southern Chile and Argentina), Falklands to Costa Rica, with one isolated species cited from Guatemala.

Included subfamiliesEdit

As of October 2014, Gonyleptidae comprises 15 subfamilies, 237 genera and 760 species:

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