Ceratobunus

Dorsal view of Ceratobunus popalus, from Roewer (1955).

Belongs within: Sclerosomatidae.

Ceratobunus is a genus of sclerosomatid harvestmen from southern Asia characterised by the presence of six pseudoarticular nodules in the second femur, and of one or two pairs of large spines on the eyemound (Roewer 1955).

Characters (from Roewer 1955): Femora I–IV with 0.6.0.0 nodules; eyemound dorsally with one or two pairs of upstanding, large spines; femora I and III cylindrical, longer than body.

<==Ceratobunus Thorell 1889C92
    |--*C. annulatus Thorell 1889C92
    |--C. bimaculatus Thorell 1889R55
    |--C. cupreus Roewer 1912R55
    |--C. gravelyi Roewer 1912R55
    |--C. heinrichi Roewer 1955R55
    |--C. lugubris Thorell 1889R55
    |--C. mertensi Roewer 1955R55
    |--C. mjobergi Banks 1930R55
    |--C. popalus Roewer 1955R55
    |--C. quadricornis Thorell 1891R55
    |--C. richteri Roewer 1955R55
    |--C. t-luteus Roewer 1912R55
    |--C. vigilans (With 1903)R55 [=Hypsibunus vigilansR23]
    `--C. zilchi Roewer 1955R55

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[C92] Crawford, R. L. 1992. Catalogue of the genera and type species of the harvestman superfamily Phalangioidea (Arachnida). Burke Museum Contributions in Anthropology and Natural History 8: 1–60.

[R23] Roewer, C.-F. 1923. Die Weberknechte der Erde: Systematische Bearbeitung der bisher bekannnten Opiliones. Gustav Fischer: Jena.

[R55] Roewer, C. F. 1955. Indoaustralische Gagrellinae (Opiliones, Arachnidae). (Weitere Weberknechte XVIII). 4. Teil (Schluß). Senckenbergiana Biologica 36 (3–4): 123–171.

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