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Grassatores
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

Diversity

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Grassatores Kury, 2002 is a infraorder of Laniatores which includes the Laniatores with hydraulic penis.

This name appeared for the first time as “Grassatores Kury” in Giribet et al. (2002), but the hypothesis of the Grassatores may be tracked back to Kratochvíl (1958), widely corroborated by Martens (1980), Giribet et al. (1999; 2002; 2010), Shultz (1998), Shultz & Regier (2001), Giribet & Kury (2007), Mendes (2009), and Sharma & Giribet (2011) [1].

Cladistic definitionEdit

The last common ancestor of Gonyleptes and Phalangodes, and all descendants of that ancestor[1].


Superfamilies includedEdit

Incertae sedisEdit

In addition to the superfamilies listed above, there are nearly a hundred species of uncertain affinities that are listed as Grassatores Incertae sedis.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kury, A.B. (2015) Opiliones are no longer the same—on suprafamilial groups in harvestmen (Arthropoda: Arachnida). Zootaxa, 3925(3), 301–340. [Issued 2 Mar. 2015].