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Krusa
Krusa peruviana
Krusa peruviana Roewer, 1953 (from original description)

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Sclerosomatidae

Subfamily

Gagrellinae

Krusa Goodnight & Goodnight, 1947 is a genus in the family Sclerosomatidae, subfamily Gagrellinae.

TaxonomyEdit

SpeciesEdit

DiagnosisEdit

(from Goodnight & Goodnight, 1947)

Dorsum without spines. Eye tubercle with small spines over each carina. Nodules 0-1-0-0. Coxae with rows of lateral, three-pronged teeth. This genus differs from other Gagrellinae by having only one nodule on the femur of the second leg.

NotesEdit

  • Location: Tropical America
  • Goodnight & Goodnight first described the genus Krusa in 1947, but they first used the name in 1945 for the description of Krusa annulata, and again in 1946 for description of Krusa flava (etc).

LiteratureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Goodnight, C. J. & M. L. Goodnight (1945a). Additional Phalangida from Mexico. American Museum Novitates 1281: 1-17.
  2. Goodnight, C. J. & M. L. Goodnight (1947e). Phalangida from Tropical America. Fieldiana, Zoology, Chicago, 32(1): 1-58.
  3. Goodnight, C.J. & M.L. Goodnight (1946). Additional studies of the phalangid fauna of Mexico. American Museum Novitates. 1310: 1-17
  4. Ringuelet, R.A. (1954a) Conspectus y notas críticas sobre los géneros Americanos de "Gagrellinae" (Opiliones). Notas del Museo de La Plata, Zoologia, Universidad Nacional de Eva Perón, Buenos Aires, 17(153), 273–308.

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