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Pristocnemus
Enio Branco Opilião laranja (Classe Arachnida, Ordem Opiliones, Familia Gonyleptidae, Genero Pristocnemis
Pristocnemus pustulatus Kollar, 1839, Photo Copyright © Enio Branco from flickr [1]

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Gonyleptidae

Subfamily

Caelopyginae

Pristocnemus C.L. Koch, 1839 is a little diverse genus of Caelopyginae from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

SynonymyEdit

  • Pristocnemus C.L. Koch 1839b: 16.
  • Pristocnemis [subsequent incorrect spelling]: C.L. Koch 1839c: 10.
  • Stenoprostygnus Piza 1940a: 279 [junior subjective synonym of Metarthrodes Roewer, 1913 by B. Soares (1942); junior subjective synonym of Pristocnemis C.L. Koch, 1839 by Pinto-da-Rocha (2002); type species: Stenoprostygnus mamillatus Piza, 1940, by original designation].

EtymologyEdit

Pristocnemus from Greek πριστός (serrate) + κνήμη (lower leg). Gender masculine.

PlacementEdit

Pristocnemus originally in Gonyleptidae without any subfamily. Stenoprostygnus originally not connected to any subfamily. Allocated to Gonyleptidae Heterocranainae by Piza (1942b), and finally to Caelopyginae by B. Soares (1942; 1943a) when it was synonymized under Metarthrodes.

Included SpeciesEdit

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