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Metacynortoides
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Metacynortoides from original description.

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Cosmetidae

Subfamily

Cosmetinae

Metacynortoides Roewer, 1912 is a small genus of the Neotropical family Cosmetidae, subfamily Cosmetinae with five species from the Caribbean.

Synonymy Edit

Cynorta [part]: Banks, 1901: 226; 1903: 342; 1909: 170.

Metacynortoides Roewer, 1912b: 65; 1927c: 551; Mello-Leitão, 1933c: 108; 1935b: 115.

Neocynortoides Roewer, 1916: 10; 1923: 340; 1927c: 549 (type species Neocynortoides dorsalis Roewer, 1916, by monotypy). Synonymy established by Goodnight & Goodnight, 1947 [by implication].

Cynorta [part]: Goodnight & Goodnight, 1953b: 37.

Etymology Edit

Metacynortoides is feminine, as treated originally by its author (Art. 30.1.4.4) (Kury & Alonso-Zarazaga 2011: 50).

Placement Edit

Type species Edit

Cynorta scabrosa Banks, 1909, by present designation

Diagnosis Edit

Briefly, Roewer 1912 (p.65-66) defined as: 6 segmented tarsus1 thickened; chelicerae normal; Scutal Area I tubercles, II tubercles, III larger spines, IV "same"/=smaller spines; legs normal. 


[Originally the genus was based on two species: M.obscura Banks 1901 from Puerto Rico [Roewer wrote as "Antilles/Haiti", and M.scabrosa Banks 1909 from Cuba]

Included species Edit

Subspecies: M. o. obscura Banks, 1901: 226 - See above.

Subspecies: M. o. dorsalis Roewer, 1916: 10 - U.S. Virgin Islands.

Notes Edit

Kury & Alonso-Zarazaga 2011 provides taxonomic comments to Kury 2003 (p.67), saying: "Metacynortoides Roewer, 1912 is feminine, as treated originally by its author (Art. 30.1.4.4). Consequently, M. bilineata Goodnight & Goodnight, M. obscura obscura (Banks), M. obscura dorsalis Roewer, M. romana Goodnight & Goodnight and M. scabrosa (Banks)."

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