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Triaenonychidae
Fumontana deprehendor by Marshal Hedin
Fumontana deprehendor Copyright © M. Hedin

Suborder

Laniatores

Infraorder

Insidiatores

Superfamily

Triaenonychoidea

Triaenonychidae Sørensen, 1886 is a family of "Insidiatores" (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores)

The Triaenonychidae Sørensen, 1886 are a family of harvestmen with about 120 genera and more than 440 described species.

DescriptionEdit

Most Triaenonychidae are from three to five millimeters long, although some species from South Africa can be only 1 mm long. Some species in the subfamily Adaeinae are almost 10 mm long. Legs are almost always short, measuring 4-12 mm. The armed pedipalps are large, and much stronger than the legs. [1]

DistributionEdit

Triaenonychidae are found in North America and South America, Japan and Korea, Australia and New Zealand, and Madagascar.[1]

RelationshipsEdit

The Triaenonychidae should probably split into at least two families. The genera from the Australian region are considered Triaenonychidae sensu stricto, and may include the strange Synthetonychiidae; the northern species should be grouped with Travuniidae [1].

NameEdit

The name of the type genus Triaenonyx is combined from Ancient Greek τρίαινα (triaina, "trident, fish spear") and ὄνυξ (onyx, "claw").[1]

SubfamiliesEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Adriano B. Kury (2007). "Triaenonychidae Sørensen, 1886". In: Pinto-da-Rocha et al (2007): Harvestmen: the biology of the Opiliones

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