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Pachylinae Sørensen, 1884 is the most diverse subfamily of the harvestman family Gonyleptidae, including around 400 valid species (Kury, 2003) . Major groups of species occur in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, Bolivian/Peruvian Highlands, Argentina and Chilean Temperate Forest.
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:
- Discocyrtus Holmberg, 1878
- Goodnightiella Soares & Soares, 1946
- Lacronia Strand, 1942
- Pachyloides Holmberg, 1878
- ↑ 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.