Sabacon cavicolens - Devils Den cave, Arkansas - by Hedin
Sabacon cavicolens (Packard, 1884) - USA, Arkansas - from flickr. Copyright © M Hedin [Marshal Hedin]







Sabacon Simon, 1879.


Sabacon akiyoshiensis Suzuki 1963
Sabacon altomontanus Martens 1983
Sabacon astoriensis Shear 1975
Sabacon briggsi Shear 1975
Sabacon bryantii (Banks 1898)
Sabacon cavicolens (Packard 1883)
Sabacon chomolongmae Martens 1972
Sabacon crassipalpus L. Koch 1879
Sabacon dentipalpus Suzuki 1949
Sabacon dhaulagiri Martens 1972
Sabacon distinctus Suzuki 1974
Sabacon franzi Roewer 1953
Sabacon gonggashan Tsurusaki & Song 1993
Sabacon imamurai Suzuki 1964
Sabacon iriei Suzuki 1974
Sabacon ishizuchi Suzuki 1974
Sabacon jiriensis Martens 1972
Sabacon makinoi Suzuki 1949
Sabacon martensi Tsurusaki & Song 1993
Sabacon mitchelli Crosby & Bishop 1924
Sabacon occidentalis (Banks 1894)
Sabacon okadai Suzuki 1941
Sabacon palpogranulatus Martens 1972
Sabacon paradoxus Simon 1879 [type by ]
Sabacon pasonianus González-Luque 1991
Sabacon picosantrum Martens 1983
Sabacon pygmaeus Miyoshi 1942
Sabacon relictus Marten 1972
Sabacon satoikioi Miyoshi 1942
Sabacon sergeidedicatus Martens 1989
Sabacon sheari Cokendolpher 1984
Sabacon simoni Dresco 1952
Sabacon siskiyou Shear 1975
Sabacon unicornis Martens 1972
Sabacon viscayanus Simon 1881

Nomen dubiumEdit

Sabacon jonesi Goodnight & Goodnight, 1942

Fossil speciesEdit

Sabacon claviger (Menge, 1854)

Subgeneric cladesEdit

The genus Sabacon is separated into four well-defined molecular clades[1]:

  • cavicolens-European clade; including S. cavicolens, S. simoni, S. pardoxus, S. viscayaus & S. pasonianus
  • atoriensis-Asia clade; including S. astoriensis, S. sheari & S. jirensis
  • mitchelli-Japan clade; including S. mitchelli, S. imamurai & S. akiyoshiensis
  • occidentalis clade; including S. occidentalis, S. siskiyou & S. briggsi

Additional images - GalleryEdit


  1. Schönhofer, A.L., McCormack, L., Tsurusaki, N., Martens, J. & Hedin, M. (2013) Molecular phylogeny of the harvestmen genus Sabacon (Arachnida: Opiliones: Dyspnoi) reveals multiple Eocene-Oligocene intercontinental dispersal events in the Holarctic. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(1), 303-315.

External linksEdit

Schönhofer, excellent Tree of Life Article. [2]

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