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Pachylinae
Sadocus by Bernardo
Sadocus sp. - Chile - from flickr. Copyright © BernardoSegura

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Gonyleptidae

Pachylinae Sørensen, 1884 is the most diverse subfamily of the harvestman family Gonyleptidae, including around 400 valid species (Kury, 2003) [1]. Major groups of species occur in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, Bolivian/Peruvian Highlands, Argentina and Chilean Temperate Forest.

Important generaEdit

Due to the artificial nature of Pachylinae, many unrelated genera have been gathered under this name. This is likely to change with gradual recognition of monophyletic units. Currently, 128 genera are recognized in Pachylinae. Notable ones include:


ReferencesEdit

  1. Kury, A.B. (2003). Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, vol. especial monográfico 1: 1-337.


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