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Mizozatus
Mizozatus flavidus Nakatsudi, 1937
Mizozatus flavidus Nakatsudi, 1937, from Tsurusaki & Crawford [2].

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Phalangiidae

Subfamily

Opilioninae


Mizozatus Nakatsudi, 1937 is a genus of the Opilioninae with 1 valid species.

Historical taxonomic backgroundEdit

“This species, described from Paramushir by Nakatsudi (1937)[1], has been "lost" for over 50 years, remaining unknown even to cataloguers, before being re-discovered this year by IKIP. Indeed, the original publication was so obscure that it was omitted (I regret to state) from the world catalogue of the group by Crawford (1992). Earlier this year, RLC rediscovered it in IKIP-1995 material from Urup. It proved to be the most common phalangiid harvestman on the islands from Onekotan to Raikoke. It is a distinct species of the subfamily Opilioninae, with affinities to the genus Opilio, but it is possible that even the genus may be valid. If so, it would be the only known genus endemic to the Kuril Islands (unless and until it is found in Kamchatka).” [Crawford 1996[2]].

DistributionEdit

Eastern Russia: Kuril Islands.

SpeciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nakatsudi, K. (1937) Notes on a new genus and two new species of Arachnida from the island of Paramushir, Northern Kuriles, Japan. Journal of Agricultural Science, (Tokyo) 1(1), 22-27, pl. 1.[1]
  2. Crawford, R.L. (1996) International Kuril Islands Project (IKIP) results: 1996 Spider Report. Online at [https://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/collections/ichthyology/okhotskia/ikip/Results/reports/spider/rlcrpt96.htm.

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