Revision of Thaumatocranaus Roewer, 1932, with description of two new species (Opiliones: Laniatores: Gonyleptoidea)

Revision of Thaumatocranaus Roewer, 1932, with description of two new species (Opiliones: Laniatores: Gonyleptoidea)

Author Hara, Marcos R. Google Scholar
Bragagnolo, Cibele Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pinto-Da-Rocha, Ricardo Google Scholar
Abstract Gonyleptid systematics has changed considerably in recent years, thanks to the increasing number of opilionologists and use of new data sources to infer relationships. This scenario promotes revisions of yet unrevised or recently proposed supraspecific groups. In an ongoing revision of the Gonyleptidae subfamilies Pachylinae, Ampycinae and some species of Cranainae (former Cranaidae), we found that Thaumatocranaus Roewer, 1932, a hitherto monotypic cranaine genus, is currently misplaced. According to the recent characterization of gonyleptid subfamilies and its close families, it should be transferred to Ampycinae based on pedipalpal and penial characters. This genus is revised, including redescription of its type species, T. mirabilis Roewer, 1932, and description of two new species, both from Colombia, Amazonas: T. magnificus sp. nov. (from Araracuara) and T. splendidus sp. nov. (from Leticia). The relationship of this genus with other Ampycinae genera is also discussed.
Keywords Cranainae
Gonyleptidae
Ampycinae
Neotropical fauna
taxonomy
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Auckland
Language English
Sponsor Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo (FAPESP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq)
National Science Foundation
NASA
Grant number FAPESP: 2014/07666-7
FAPESP: 2012/02969-6
FAPESP: 2013/50297-0
NSF: NSF/DOB 1343578
Date 2017
Published in Zootaxa. Auckland, v. 4254, n. 4, p. 457-472, 2017.
ISSN 1175-5326 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Magnolia Press
Extent 457-472
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4254.4.3
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000399524900003
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/54713

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