Guerrobunus franckei Crus-Lopez-2013
Guerrobunus franckei Cruz-López, 2013 from original description [1]









Guerrobunus Goodnight & Goodnight, 1945 is a genus in the family Phalangodidae, subfamily Phalangodinae.

History of GuerrobunusEdit

  • 1945: Goodnight & Goodnight[2] described the new genus Guerrobunus to contain their new species G. minutus
  • 1953: Goodnight & Goodnight[3] synonymized Guerrobunus under Cynortina Banks, 1909. [junior homonym of Cynortina Weise 1905:331 (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae)]
  • 1974: Šilhavý[4] described a species in a new genus Caecoa (C. arganoi)
  • 1983: Goodnight & Goodnight[5] transferred their Cynortina to the next oldest name Dapessus Roewer, 1933. They synonymized some of the genera from their 1953 synonymy, but Guerrobunus was left unplaced. This rediagnosis of Dapessus clearly excludes Guerrobunus because of the higher number of tarsal elements and the genitalia differ greatly.
  • 1997: Vázquez & Cokendolpher[6] reinstated Guerrobunus, synonymizing it with Caecoa Silhavy, 1974, and described a third species (G. vallensis).
  • 2013: Cruz-Lopez[1] described a fourth species of the genus (G. franckei) and the description of a further species is awaiting publication[7].



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cruz-López, J.A. (2013) Guerrobunus franckei, a new species of troglobitic harvestman from Mexico (Opiliones: Laniatores: Phalangodidae). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 84: 1137-1141.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Goodnight, C.J. & M.L. Goodnight, 1945a. Additional Phalangida from Mexico. American Museum Novitates, New York, 1281: 1-17.
  3. Goodnight, C.J. & M.L. Goodnight, 1953a. The opilionid fauna of Chiapas, Mexico, and adjacent areas (Arachnoidea, Opiliones). American Museum Novitates, New York, 1610: 1-81.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Šilhavý, V. (1974d) Cavernicolous opilionids from Mexico (Arachnida, Opiliones). Subterran. Fauna of Mexico. Part II. Quaderno della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Problemi Attuali di Scienza e di Cultura, Roma, 171(2) [“1973”], 175–194.
  5. Goodnight, C.J. & M.L. Goodnight, 1983. Opiliones of the family Phalangodidae found in Costa Rica. The Journal of Arachnology, 11(2): 201-242.
  6. Vázquez, I.M. & J.C. Cokendolpher, 1997. Guerrobunus vallensis, a new species of harvestman (Opiliones: Phalangodidae), from a cave in Valle de Bravo, State of México, México. The Journal of Arachnology, 25(3): 257-261.
  7. Cruz-López, J. A. (En prep.). A new epigean harvestman of the genus Guerrobunus (Laniatores: Phalangodidae), from Hidalgo, Mexico; with notes about the genus -

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