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Paecilaema
Paecilaema sexlineata G&G - adrik det - between Amatuk and Waratuk, Guyana - P Bertner
Paecilaema sexlineata G&G, Guyana. Photo copyright © Paul Bertner [2].

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Cosmetidae

Subfamily

Cosmetinae


Paecilaema Koch, 1839 is a genus of Neotropical Cosmetinae (Laniatores: Cosmetidae) with a great number of species, but which unlikely form a clade.

Type Species Edit

Cosmetus u-flavum Perty, 1833, by subsequent designation, Pickard-Cambridge, 1905

Included species Edit

DiagnosisEdit

(From Goodnight & Goodnight 1977, p.162)

For the complete synonymy of this genus, see Goodnight and Goodnight, 1953. Cosmetids with simple untoothed claws on the third and fourth legs, with more than six segments in the tarsus of the first leg. Distitarsi of both first and second tarsi with three segments. Dorsum with five areas, variously armed with tubercles and spines. Sec- ondary sexual characteristics of the male usually pre- sent as increased spination of the femur of the fourth leg.

(From Goodnight & Goodnight 1953, p.55)

Cosmetids with simple untoothed claws on the third and fourth legs, with more than six segments in the tarsus of the first leg. Distitarsi of both first and second tarsi with three segments. Dorsum with five areas, variously armed with tubercles and spines. Secondary sexual characteristics of the male usually present as increased spination of the femur of the fourth leg.

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