Voriax popeye Kury, 2014, from Brazil, from original description.
The Tricommatinae Roewer, 1912  are a microdiverse subfamily of small Brazilian Gonyleptidae. They are typical dwellers of leaf litter in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. This subfamily has a long taxonomical history, beginning as a subfamily of Phalangodidae (Roewer 1912), then being elevated to family (Kury 1992) , then being a subfamily of Gonyleptidae (Kury 2003). Finally Kury (2014) proposed that the Tricommatinae were composed by two unrelated groups, the small core centered around Tricommatus remained as a subfamily of Gonyleptidae, while most of the diversity of the group entered into a newly described family, Cryptogeobiidae.
Genera removed from TricommatinaeEdit
In its most elastic concept, Tricommatinae included dozens of genera from all around the world. They have been over the years removed to other families or subfamilies.
- ↑ Roewer, C.F. (1912c) Die Familien der Assamiiden und Phalangodiden der Opiliones-Laniatores. (= Assamiden, Dampetriden, Phalangodiden, Epedaniden, Biantiden, Zalmoxiden, Samoiden, Palpipediden anderer Autoren). Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin, Abt. A, Original-Arbeiten, 78(3), 1–242.
- ↑ Kury, A.B. (1992b) The genus Spinopilar Mello-Leitão, 1940, with notes on the status of the family Tricommatidae (Arachnida, Opiliones). Steenstrupia, 18(5), 93–99.
- ↑ Kury, A.B. (2003a) Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, vol. especial monográfico, 1, 1–337.
- ↑ 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.