Survey of cuticular structures on leg IV of cosmetid harvestmen (Opiliones: Laniatores: Gonyleptoidea)

  title={Survey of cuticular structures on leg IV of cosmetid harvestmen (Opiliones: Laniatores: Gonyleptoidea)},
  author={Andrea L. Rodriguez and Victor R. Townsend},
Abstract The legs of laniatorean harvestmen feature a considerable diversity of setae, glandular openings, sensory structures, and tubercles. In this study, we compared the morphology of cuticular structures occurring on leg IV of 12 species of cosmetid harvestmen and six species of other gonyleptoidean harvestmen representing the families Agoristenidae, Gonyleptidae (three subfamilies), and Stygnidae. Our results indicate that there is considerable interspecific variation in rough pit glands… Expand
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