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When troglomorphism dupes taxonomists: morphology and molecules reveal the first pyramidopid harvestman (Arachnida, Opiliones, Pyramidopidae) from the New World
Cavernicolous species that exhibit a high degree of troglomorphism often provide some of the most intriguing evolutionary riddles. For such taxa, the correct systematic arrangement is difficult to… Expand
Annuli and setal patterns in the flagellum of female micro-whipscorpions (Arachnida: Schizomida): Hypotheses of homology across an order
- Rodrigo Monjaraz-Ruedas, Oscar F. Francke, Jesús A. Cruz-López, C. E. Santibáñez-López
- 1 July 2016
Abstract Schizomid female flagellum, including the number of “flagellomeres” and the setae, are among the most important taxonomic characters within the order. It is widely used to diagnose genera… Expand
Cladistic analysis and taxonomic revision of the genus Karos Goodnight & Goodnight, 1944 (Opiliones, Laniatores, Stygnopsidae)
A cladistic analysis of the genus Karos Goodnight & Goodnight, 1944, was performed using morphological data of the somatic and male genitalia characters. The analysis included 23 terminal taxa,… Expand
Total evidence phylogeny of the North American harvestman family Stygnopsidae (Opiliones : Laniatores : Grassatores) reveals hidden diversity
Abstract. Systematic relationships among Laniatores have received considerable attention during the past few years. Many significant taxonomic changes have been proposed, particularly in the… Expand
Three new harvestman species of the genus Philora (Opiliones: Gonyleptoidea: Stygnopsidae) with comments on troglomorphisms
Three new species of the genus Philora are described: Philora izel sp. nov., Philora mazateca sp. nov. and Philora nympha sp. nov. Two of these, P. izel and P. nympha exhibit remarkable… Expand
Two new species of the genus Paramitraceras Pickard-Cambridge, 1905 (Opiliones: Laniatores: Stygnopsidae) from Chiapas, Mexico.
Parainitraceras pickardcanibridgei sp. nov. and Paramitraceras tzotzil sp. nov. from Chiapas, Mexico are described based on specimens previously determined as Paramitraceras granulatum… Expand
Three new species of the Mexican harvestman genus Chapulobunus (Opiliones: Stygnopsidae)
Abstract Three new species of the genus Chapulobunus Goodnight & Goodnight, 1946, are described: Chapulobunus asper sp. nov., Chapulobunus psilocybe sp. nov., and Chapulobunus regiomontano sp. nov.… Expand
On the enigmatic genus Philora: familial assignment and taxonomic revision (Opiliones: Laniatores: Stygnopsidae)
Abstract The harvestman genus Philora Goodnight & Goodnight 1954 and the type species P. tuxtlae are redescribed, and Philora quetzalzin new species is described. The genus is newly assigned to the… Expand
A new leaf-litter harvestman species of the genus Karos (Opiliones: Stygnopsidae: Karosinae), with a reanalysis of the morphological phylogeny of the genus.
- Jesús A. Cruz-López
- Biology, Medicine
- 11 February 2018
Karos Goodnight Goodnight, 1944 is the most diverse genus of the family Stygnopsidae. It contains seven micro-endemic species from the Huasteca region in eastern Mexico. In this paper, the new… Expand
Two new genera of epigean harvestmen (Opiliones, Stygnopsidae) from Oaxaca, Mexico, with an identification key for the stygnopsine genera.
Two new genera, Ampliphallus gen. nov. and Guelaguetzia gen. nov., are described from material collected in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The genus Ampliphallus gen. nov. is monotypic and contains the… Expand