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Pseudopucrolia
Pseudopucrolia mutica by Mendes 2011
Pseudopucrolia mutica (Perty, 1833) by Mendes (2011)[1]

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Gonyleptoidea

Family

Gonyleptidae

Subfamily

Heteropachylinae


Pseudopucrolia (Roewer, 1912) is a genus of Heteropachylinae.

DistributionEdit

Atlantic Forests in the Brazilian states of Espírito Santo, Bahia, Sergipe, Paraíba, Pernambuco, and Ceará. [1]

Mapa Pseudopucrolia e Magnispina

Fig. 1. Distribution of Pseudopucrolia (red, blue, green, orange) and Magnispina (purple). Modified from Mendes (2011)


Included species Edit

SynonymyEdit

Heterogonyleptes Roewer, 1913a: 179.
Triaenosoma Roewer, 1913a: 181.
Pseudotriaenosoma Mello-Leitão, 1927: 17.
Thaumatoleptes Roewer, 1930: 405.
Melloa Roewer, 1930: 407.
Tribunosoma Roewer, 1943.

DiagnosisEdit

This genus can be differed from Magnispina and Heteropachylus by the combination of the following characters: Three mesotergal areas; mesotergal area III with paired armature. Free tergite II with variable median and lateral armature. Dorsal anal operculum bearing an apophysis or at least an elevation in the middle. Calcaneus I mostly with same colour as astragalus (except for P. mutica) and about half the size of metatarsus I. Femur IV only slightly curved in dorsal view and straight in lateral view without dorsobasal apophysis and with row of rounded tubercles on the prolateral margin, increasing in size progressively towards the apex of the femur. Male genitalia. Four setae of the distal group equal sized. Dorsal digitiform process in glans present.[1]

Key for the speciesEdit

Identification key for the species, based on males, in here

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mendes, A. C. (2011) Phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Heteropachylinae (Opiliones: Laniatores: Gonyleptidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163, 437–483.

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