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Hehoa bunigera
Hehoa bunigera
Hehoa bunigera Roewer, 1929 (from original description)

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Sclerosomatidae

Subfamily

Gagrellinae

Genus

Hehoa

Hehoa bunigera Roewer, 1929 is the only member of the genus Hehoa (Eupnoi:Sclerosomatidae).

TaxonomyEdit

EtymologyEdit

βουνος (Greek) = mound + גֵּרָא [ge'ra] (Hebrew) = grain, referring to the coarsely granulated appearance of the carapace and scutum of this species.

SpecimensEdit

Holotype is in the Zoological Survey of India (Indian Museum), Calcutta; #1033/18

Description[1]Edit

Length of body 6, 1st to 4th femora 3, 4.5, 3.5, 4, 1st to 4th legs 13, 20, 14, 17 mm.

Surface of carapace, scutum and free tergites of the abdomen uniformly and very coarsely granulated ; scutum with a median longitudinal row of five equally polished and blunt humps. Ocular tubercle throughout, also along the area beneath the eyes, covered with still coarser granules. Free sternites of abdomen shagreened; surface of 1st to 4th coxae densely and coarsely granulated; edge of small humps of marginal rows of coxae straightly blunted. First article of chelicerae dorsally granulated. Palps: femur ventrally denticulated, dorsally only granulated, patella without an inner apophysis and with tibia dorsally granulated, length of tibia double its diameter; tarsus of male with a ventral longitudinal row of small granules. Legs rather short; 1st to 4th femora granulated in longitudinal rows; number of the noduli on 1st to 4th femora 0-2-0-0.

Colour of the whole body, of chelicerae, palps and legs ferruginous-brown; surface of the carapace covered with white secretions of skin on the frontal border.

NotesEdit

  • Location: India (Shan States: Heho River)[1]

LiteratureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roewer, C.F. (1929b) On a collection of Indian Palpatores (Phalangiidae) with a revision of the continental genera and species of the sub-family Gagrellinae Thorell. Records of the Indian Museum, Calcutta, 31(2), 107–159.

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