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Homolophus przewalskii (Staręga, 1978) - by Chemeris et al 1998

Homolophus przewalskii (Staręga, 1978) - by Chemeris et al 1998


Homolophus Banks, 1893 is a genus of Phalangiidae Opilioninae with 29 species.

Type speciesEdit

Homolophus arcticus Banks, 1893, by monotypy

SynonymyEdit

  • Homolophus Banks, 1893: 207; Snegovaya & Staręga, 2008b: 15 (emended diagnosis).
  • Euphalangium Roewer 1911: 33 [junior subjective synonym of Homolophus Banks, 1893: by Cokendolpher (1987: 89-90); type is Phalangium Nordenskiöldi L. Koch, 1879 emended to nordenskioeldi by Staręga 1964: 39, junior objective synonym of Opilio funestus L. Koch, 1877 (in Finsch, 1877: 24): by L. Koch (1879a)].

DiagnosisEdit

A species group of Opilioninae characterized by having:
1) Anterior part of cephalothorax with groups of denticles which may be very dense; same denticles settle down on lateral sides of cephalothorax and on each side of eye tubercle;
2) Legs variable in length, mostly long, sometimes either short or very long;
3) Chelicerae usually normal, sometimes enlarged in males;
4) Palps in males with many denticles on femur and tibia, less on patella, none on tarsus (here a ventral row or elongate area of sensory granules);
5) Penis without lateral incisions or similar structures in the apical part of the shaft; shaft often flattened dorsoventrally, particularly in distal part; glans cuneiform, in pro-file mostly triangular with rounded "lower" corner; stylus relatively long.

Source: Snegovaya, N.Y. & Staręga, W. (2008b) A new Homolophus species (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) from Lenkoran zone in Azerbaijan. Acta Arachnologica, 57(1), 15–17.

SpeciesEdit

Main references on systematicsEdit

Chemeris, A.N., Logunov, D.V. & Tsurusaki, N. (1998) A contribution to the knowledge of the harvestman fauna of Siberia (Arachnida: Opiliones). Arthropoda selecta, Moskva, 7, 189–199.

Cokendolpher, J.C. (1987c) On the identity of the genus Homolophus: A senior synonym of Euphalangium (Opiliones: Phalangiidae). Acta arachnologica, 35, 89–96.

Snegovaya, N.Y. & Staręga, W. (2008b) A new Homolophus species (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) from Lenkoran zone in Azerbaijan. Acta Arachnologica, 57(1), 15–17.

Staręga, W. & Snegovaya, N. (2008b) New species of Opilioninae from the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan and Uzbekistan. Acta Arachnologica, 57(2), 75–85.

Tsurusaki, N., Chemeris, A.N. & Logunov, D.V. (2000a) Two new species of Opiliones from Southern Siberia and Mongolia, with an establishment of a new genus and redefinition of the genus Homolophus (Arachnida: Opiliones: Phalangiidae). Acta Arachnologica, 49(1), 73–86.

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