Metacynortoides from original description.
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.
Type species Edit
Cynorta scabrosa Banks, 1909, by present designation
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
- Metacynortoides bilineata Goodnight & Goodnight, 1942: 14 - Hispanola (Dominican Republic).
- Metacynortoides obscura Banks, 1901: 226 - Puerto Rico, plus further.
- Metacynortoides romana Goodnight & Goodnight, 1942: 15 - Hispanola (Dominican Republic).
- Metacynortoides scabrosa (Banks, 1909): 170 - Cuba (La Habana).
- Metacynortoides transversalis Goodnight & Goodnight, 1942: 15 - Hispanola (Dominican Republic).
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. 188.8.131.52). Consequently, M. bilineata Goodnight & Goodnight, M. obscura obscura (Banks), M. obscura dorsalis Roewer, M. romana Goodnight & Goodnight and M. scabrosa (Banks)."