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Litoralia
Litoralia acerba
Litoralia acerba González-Sponga 1992 from original description.

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Cosmetidae

Subfamily

Cosmetinae

Litoralia González-Sponga, 1992 is a genus of the Neotropical family Cosmetidae, subfamily Cosmetinae with 10 species from Venezuela.

Synonymy Edit

Litoralia González-Sponga, 1992: 264.

Etymology Edit

Litoralia , from latín litoralis = littoral/coasta (for the habitat of all species from this genus in the Coastal mountain range (Cordillera Litoral) of Venezuela (González-Sponga, 1992, p.265).

Placement Edit

Originally placed in Cosmetidae, Cosmetinae.

Type speciesEdit

Diagnosis Edit

González-Sponga, 1992 (p.265) writes "el carácter que con mayor certeza permite separar a Litoralia n. gen. está en los metatarsos 1 de los ejemplares masculinos, es una estructura fusiforme traslúcida la cual ocupa gran parte del metatarso.". [translated = ] The character that with greatest certainty allows us to separate Litoralia n. gen. is on the metatarsi 1 of male specimens, it is a translucent fusiform structure which occupies a large part of the metatarsus".

Included speciesEdit

Notes Edit

ReferencesEdit

Kury, A. B., 2003. Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones). Revista Iberica de Aracnología, Zaragoza, vol. especial monográfico, nº 1: 1-337

González-Sponga, M.A. (1992) Arácnidos de Venezuela. Opiliones Laniatores II. Familia Cosmetidae. Acad. Cienc. Fisicas, Matematicas y Naturales, Caracas, 432 pp