Trinimontius darlingtoni
Trinimontius darlingtoni Šilhavý, 1970, (from original description)









Trinimontius Šilhavý, 1970 is a monotypic genus of the Neotropical family Cosmetidae, subfamily Cosmetinae with one species from Cuba.

Synonymy Edit

'Trinimontius darlingtoni Šilhavý, 1970: 143.

Etymology Edit


Originally placed in Cosmetidae Cosmetinae.

Type speciesEdit

Trinimontius darlingtoni Šilhavý, 1970: 145.

Diagnosis Edit

[Šilhavý]], 1970 defined as having "Body robust, ovoidal, dorsum vaulted, cephalothorax unarmed. Eye tubercle low, smooth. Five areas distinct, second and fifth area unbedecked, first and third area with a median pair of low tubercles (spines). Fourth area with a stout median spine. Free tergites and sternites unarmed, spiracles visible. Chelicerae of male very large, those of female normal, proximal segment with an elevation . Pedipalpus flattened, with the ventral rows of teeth on the femur, tibia and tarsus . Legs of females normal, armed by rows of hairs ; the fourth femora of males stout, armed by rows of tubercles and a posterior row of spines. Tarsal segments: leg I with 6; leg II—IV with more,than 6; end group of first tarsus with 3 segments, of second tarsus with 3 segments, basitarsus of the first tarsus of males enlarged. Third and fourth tarsi with a distinct pseudonychium and two simple claws (Fig. 10)."

Included species Edit

Notes Edit


Kury, A. B., 2003. Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones). Revista Iberica de Aracnología, Zaragoza, vol. especial monográfico, nº 1: 1-337

Šilhavý, V. (1970b) A new phalangid from Cuba: Trinimontius darlingtoni gen. nov., sp. n. (Opilionoidea, Cosmetidae). Reichenbachia, Dresden, 13(14), 143–148.