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Samooidea
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Biantidae, Biantes sp. - Singapore - from flickr. Copyright © [wj] [1]

Order

Opiliones

Suborder

Laniatores

Infraorder

Grassatores

Diversity

214 spp

Samooidea Sørensen, 1886 is a large superfamily in the Grassatores infraorder of harvestmen. It includes around 380 species distributed throughout the tropics [1]. They are characterized by the complex male genitalia, with eversible complementary sclerites [1]. The Samooidea are closely related to Zalmoxoidea, although the exact relationships are not yet understood [2].[add ref sharma]

Included familiesEdit

Biantidae Thorell, 1889
Samoidae Sørensen, 1886
Stygnommatidae Roewer, 1923

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Adriano B. Kury (2003). "Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones)". Revista Ibérica de Aracnología. vol. especial monográfico 1: 1–337.
  2. Abel Pérez-Gonzalez & Adriano B. Kury (2007). "Taxonomy". In Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, Glauco Machado & Gonzalo Giribet. Harvestmen - The Biology of Opiliones. Harvard University Press. pp. 88–246. ISBN 0-674-02343-9.

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