Sclerobunus robustus idahoensis by Hedin cropped
Sclerobunus robustus idahoensis Briggs, 1971 - USA - from flickr - cropped. Copyright © Marshal Hedin [2]







The Paranonychidae Briggs, 1971 are a family (originally subfamily) of Travunioidea with 7 Holarctic genera, [1]. It was elevated to family rank by Shear (1982)[2] and this arrangement confirmed by Mendes (2009)[3]. The Paranonychidae have an Holarctic distribution.

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  1. Kury, AB (2013) Order Opiliones Sundevall, 1833. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal Biodiversity: An Outline of Higher-level Classification and Survey of Taxonomic Richness (Addenda 2013). Zootaxa, 3703(1), 27–33.[1]
  2. Shear, W.A. (1982) Opiliones. In: Parker, Sybill P. (Ed.), Synopsis and classification of living organisms. Vol 2. 1232 pp. McGraw Hill Book Co, New York, pp 104–110.
  3. Mendes, A.C. (2009) Avaliação do status sistemático dos táxons supragenéricos da infra-ordem Insidiatores Loman, 1902 (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores). Unpublished Ph.D. thesis. Museu Nacional/UFRJ, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia, Rio de Janeiro, xvii + 108 p.

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