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Magnispina neptunus
Magnispina by Glauco
Magnispina neptunus Mendes, 2011 male, Brazil - from Laboratory of arthropod behavior and evolution. Copyright © Glauco Machado

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Gonyleptidae

Subfamily

Heteropachylinae

Genus

Magnispina


Magnispina neptunus Mendes, 2011 is the type species of the monotypic Magnispina (Gonyleptidae, Heteropachylinae).

EtymologyEdit

Species name comes from the Latin Neptunus, the Roman god of the sea and of other waters, who possessed an enchanted trident. It is in reference to the aspect of free tergite II, which bears two lateral and a median large hooked apophyses. The name is used as a noun in apposition.

NotesEdit

  • Type material: Male (m) holotype (IBSP1052), BRAZIL, Bahia, Una, Reserva Biológica de Una, 13–16.iv.1998, Brescovit, Bertani & Pinto-da-Rocha. Paratypes. m (IBSP1052); m (IBSP1051); 1m and 4 females (f) (IBSP1068), same data as the holotype; m (IBSP1089) from Ilhéus, CEPLAC, 10–12.iv.1998, Brescovit A, Bertani R & Pinto-da-Rocha R; m (IBSP342); 2m and 2f (IBSP378); 3m (IBSP 383); m and f (IBSP 439); 5m and 2f (IBSP 446); 2m (IBSP 447); 2m and 3f (IBSP 464) from Espírito Santo, São Matheus, Reserva Florestal Vale do Rio Doce, i.1998, A.D. Brescovit et al.
  • For diagnosis, distribution and natural history see Magnispina.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mendes, A. C. (2011) Phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Heteropachylinae (Opiliones: Laniatores: Gonyleptidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163, 437–483.

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