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Sclerobunus skywalkeri

Suborder

Laniatores

Superfamily

Travunioidea

Family

Paranonychidae

Subfamily

Sclerobuninae

Genus

Sclerobunus

Sclerobunus skywalkeri Derkarabetian & Hedin, 2014 belongs to the genus Sclerobunus (Laniatores:Paranonychidae).

TaxonomyEdit

DiagnosisEdit

NotesEdit

  • Known from 3 isolated mountain ranges (Manzano, Sandia, San Mateo) in New Mexico[1]
  • Type specimen is at the California Academy of Sciences[1]

The species Sclerobunus glorietus, Sclerobunus klomax and Sclerobunus skywalkeri form a species complex, whose relationships (both within the group and with the rest of the robustus species group) are not entirely clear. Morphological studies and gene analyses produce somewhat differing results. Derkarabetian & Hedin defined three separate species on the grounds that it "is the most conservative and intuitive choice and unlikely to result in future synonymy with increased sampling".[1]

LiteratureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Derkarabetian S, Hedin M (2014). Integrative Taxonomy and Species Delimitation in Harvestmen: A Revision of the Western North American Genus Sclerobunus (Opiliones: Laniatores: Travunioidea). PLoS ONE 9(8): e104982. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104982
  2. Kury AB, Mendes AC & Souza DR (2014) World Checklist of Opiliones species (Arachnida). Part 1: Laniatores – Travunioidea and Triaenonychoidea. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e4094. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e4094

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