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Spinopilar armatus Mello-Leitão, 1940, male. From Taquara, RJ, Brazil. Photo copyright © A.B. Kury.







Spinopilar Mello-Leitão, 1940 is a genus in the family Cryptogeobiidae hitherto known from half a dozen species of Atlantic Forest in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. There is also a cave-dwelling species from Minas Gerais.


  • Spinopilar Mello-Leitão, 1940c:102[1]
  • Olynthus Sørensen, 1932:251[2] [preocc. Hübner, 1816 (Lepidoptera:Lycaenidae)] (syn. Kury, 2003a:204[3])
  • Soerensenibunus Strand, 1942:398[4] [valid replacement name for Olynthus] (syn. Kury, 2003a:204[3])
  • Soerensenolynthus Soares & Soares, 1947d:230[5] [superfluous replacement name for Olynthus]; Objective synonymy
  • Segundolus Roewer, 1949a:56[6] (syn. Kury, 2014:24[7])
  • Machairoscelis Kury, 2003:202[3] (syn. Kury, 2014:24[7])


Awaiting descriptionEdit

Kury[7] lists a further 4 species awaiting formal description:


  1. Mello-Leitão, C.F. de (1940c) Mais alguns novos Opiliões Sul-Americanos. Annaes da Academia Brasileira de Sciencias, Rio de Janeiro, 12(2), 93–107.
  2. Sørensen, W.E. (1932) Descriptiones Laniatorum (Arachnidorum Opilionum Subordinis). Opus posthumum recognovit et edidit Kai L. Henriksen. Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs skrifter [= Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Lettres de Danemark], København [Copenhague], Naturvidenskabelig og Mathematisk Afdeling [= Section des sciences Naturelles et mathematiques], ser. 9, 3(4), 197–422.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kury, A. B. (2003a) Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones). Revista Iberica de Aracnología, Zaragoza, vol. especial monográfico, nº 1: 1-337.
  4. Strand, E. (1942) Miscellanea nomenclatoria zoologica et Paleontologica X. Folia zoologica et hydrobiologica, Rigā, 11(1), 386–402.
  5. Soares, B.A.M. & Soares, H.E.M. (1947d) Opiliões pertencentes à coleção Gert Hatschbach. Papéis avulsos do Departamento de Zoologia, São Paulo, 8(18), 209–230.
  6. Roewer, C.F. (1949a) Über Phalangodiden I. (Subfam. Phalangodinae, Tricommatinae, Samoinae.) Weitere Weberknechte XIII. Senckenbergiana, 30(1/3), 11–61.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Kury, A.B. (2014) Why does the Tricommatinae position bounce so much within Laniatores? A cladistic analysis, with description of a new family of Gonyleptoidea (Opiliones, Laniatores). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 172, 1–48.



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