Marthana Thorell, 1891 is a genus in the family Sclerosomatidae, subfamily Gagrellinae.

There is also a genus of Laniatores called Pseudomarthana because of the superficial similarity with Marthana.




  1. M. columnaris - In addition to this species, Hallan lists a species M. columnaris Roewer, 1955:95. However, the species in this reference is Thorell's species, so this additional species is non-existent.[6]
  2. This species was listed in Hallan under the name Marthana turrita (Roewer, 1910) [originally in the genus Marthanella], and noted as a junior homonym of Thorell's species. However, Crawford had already provided the replacement name of Marthana pagonota[8].


  1. Thorell, T.T.T. (1891c) Opilioni nuovi o poco conosciuti dell´Arcipelago Malese. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Genova, series 2, 10 (= 30) [“1890-1891”], 669–770.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roewer, C.F. (1910a) Revision der Opiliones Plagiostethi (= Opiliones Palpatores). I. Teil: Familie der Phalangiidae. (Subfamilien: Gagrellini, Liobunini, Leptobunini.) Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften, herausgegeben vom Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein in Hamburg, Hamburg, 19(4), 1–294.
  3. Banks, N. (1930a) Phalangida from Borneo. The Sarawak Museum Journal, n.s., Vol. 4 (Part I), No. 12, pp. 57–86.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Suzuki, S. (1977c) Report on a collection of opilionids from the Philippines. Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, Series B, Division 1 (Zoology), Hiroshima, 27(1), 1–120.
  5. Roewer, C.F. (1912b) Einige neue Gattungen und Arten der Opiliones Palpatores aus den Subfamilien der Gagrellinae und Liobuninae der Familie der Phalangiidae. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin, Abt. A, Original-Arbeiten, 78(1), 27–59.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Roewer, C.F. (1955a) Indoaustralische Gagrellinae (Opiliones, Arachnidae). (Weitere Weberknechte XVIII). 3. Teil. Senckenbergiana Biologica, Frankfurt, 36(1/2), 71–121.
  7. Müller, A. (1916b) Ein neuer Opilionide. (Heteromarthana nigerrima nov. gen. et nov. spec.). Zoologischer Anzeiger, Jena, 48(2), 46–48.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Crawford, Rodney L., 1992. Catalogue of the genera and type species of the harvestman superfamily Phalangioidea (Arachnida). Burke Museum Contributions in Anthropology and Natural History, 8: 1-60.