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A new remarkable troglomorphic gonyleptid from Brazil (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores)

  title={A new remarkable troglomorphic gonyleptid from Brazil (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores)},
  author={A. Kury and Abel P{\'e}rez Gonz{\'a}lez},
The new genus Giupponia is described for the new species Giupponia chagasi from two limestone caves in Serra do Ramalho, Carinhanha, Bahia State, Brazil. This species shows remarkable troglomorphisms, such as complete depigmentation, very elongate appendages, very high tarsal segmentation and complete loss of the ocular structures. This is the first anophthalmic cave dwelling harvestman from Brazil. The affinities of Giupponia are discussed on the grounds of external and genital morphology… Expand
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