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Philora tuxtlae
Philora tuxtlae
Philora tuxtlae Goodnight & Goodnight, 1954, from Cruz-López & Francke, 2013.

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Stygnopsidae

Genus

Philora


Philora tuxtlae Goodnight & Goodnight, 1954 is the type species (by original designation) of the genus Philora (Laniatores:Stygnopsidae).

TaxonomyEdit

NotesEdit

  • Location: Reserva Especial de la Biosfera, Volcan San Martín, Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico[2]
  • Type specimen is in American Museum of Natural History; #[1]
  • Cruz-López & Francke question the accuracy of the original authors' determination of the sex of the type specimens, but have not examined this material personally[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Goodnight, Clarence J. & Marie L. Goodnight, 1954. The opilionid fauna of an isolated volcano in southeastern Veracruz. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society, Columbus, Ohio, 73(4): 344-350.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cruz-López, J.A. & Francke, O.F. (2013b) On the enigmatic genus Philora: familial assignment and taxonomic revision (Opiliones: Laniatores: Stygnopsidae). The Journal of Arachnology, 41, 291–305.

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