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

Order

Opiliones

Suborder

Laniatores

Infraorder

Grassatores

Diversity

1986 spp[1]


Gonyleptoidea (Sundevall, 1833) is the most diverse superfamily of the Grassatores. It includes around 2,000 species distributed in the Neotropics. They are characterized by the simplified male genitalia, with the glans free subapically in the truncus. [Kury 2003].

Families includedEdit

As of May 2015, the Gonyleptoidea comprise the following subtaxa:

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kury, A.B. (2000 onwards) Classification of Opiliones. Museu Nacional/UFRJ website. Online at: http://www.museunacional.ufrj.br/mndi/Aracnologia/opiliones.html
  2. Bragagnolo, C., Hara, M. R. and Pinto-da-Rocha, R. (2015), A new family of Gonyleptoidea from South America (Opiliones, Laniatores). Zool J Linn Soc, 173: 296–319. doi:10.1111/zoj.12207