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Plesioballarra
Plesioballarra crinis h-c-1991
Plesioballarra crinis Hunt & Cokendolpher, 1991. (from original description)

Suborder

Eupnoi

Superfamily

Phalangioidea

Family

Neopilionidae

Subfamily

Ballarrinae

Plesioballarra Hunt & Cokendolpher, 1991 is a monospecific genus of the family Neopilionidae, subfamily Ballarrinae.

TaxonomyEdit

  • Plesioballarra Hunt & Cokendolpher, 1991:160[1]

DiagnosisEdit

Dorsum lacking prominent heavily pigmented mesial stripe, pedipalp tibia about 0.66 patella length, tarsus not concave dorsad, longer than patella, plumose setae not extending to distal tip but replaced subdistally by prominent zone of sensory and nonsocketed setae, plumes extend down most of setal length; stylus about 0.5 glans, barbed process much shorter than glans.

DescriptionEdit

Body small, integument soft; eyemound large, interocular groove prominent; plumose setae on pedipalp with plumes along most of setal length; pedipalp patella longer than tibia but shorter than tarsus, tibia about 0.5 patella length; tarsus not curved dorsad, plumose setae not extending to tip of tarsus, non-socketed setae forming a complete subdistal ring, claw easily seen at X12 magnification; all femora lack pseudoarticulations, latter present in tibia II and metatarsi; stylus of penis shorter than glans, basilateral flanges very broad, basiventral flanges well developed; barbed process much shorter than glans; lateral seminal receptacles penetrate 6 ovipositor segments, dorsal and ventral 2 segments, 1: 1-1: 1 slit sensilla on second furcal segment.

SpeciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hunt, Glenn S. & James C. Cokendolpher, 1991. Ballarrinae, a new subfamily of harvestmen from the Southern Hemisphere (Arachnida, Opiliones, Neopilionidae). Records of the Australian Museum, Sydney, 43(2): 131-169.

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