Reproductive morphology of three species of neotropical harvestmen (Opiliones, Laniatores, Gonyleptoidea)

@article{Bennett2013ReproductiveMO,
  title={Reproductive morphology of three species of neotropical harvestmen (Opiliones, Laniatores, Gonyleptoidea)},
  author={Mary K. Bennett and Victor R. Townsend},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2013},
  volume={274}
}
Illustrations of penis morphology are essential components of species descriptions for harvestmen belonging to the suborder Laniatores. Male genitalia are important sources of taxonomic characters and are generally assumed to exhibit relatively little intraspecific variation. In contrast, descriptions of female reproductive morphology are rarely included in taxonomic descriptions of laniatorean harvestmen. As a result, relatively little is known about variation in the external features of the… Expand
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