Dorsal view and pedipalp of Cranaus bilunatus, from Roewer (1923).

Belongs within: Cranaidae.

Cranaus is a genus of harvestmen found in northern South America.

Characters (from Soares & Soares 1948): Eye mound with two spines. Areas I and III with two tubercles or spines, III and IV unarmed. Free tergites with two tubercles or spines. Anal operculum unarmed. Femur of palp without internal apical spine. Tarsi I with five or six segments, the others with more than six.

<==Cranaus Simon 1879 [incl. Procranaus Roewer 1917]K03
    |--*C. praedo (Wood 1869) [=Gonyleptes praedo, Goniosoma praedo]K03
    |--C. albipustulatus Roewer 1943K03
    |--C. bilunatus Roewer 1913 [incl. C. similis Roewer 1925]K03
    |--C. chlorogaster (Gervais 1844) [=Goniosoma chlorogaster]K03
    |--C. cinnamomeus (Gervais 1844) [=Goniosoma cinnamomeus]K03
    |--C. filipes (Roewer 1917) [=*Procranaus filipes]K03
    |--C. flaviaculeatus (Caporiacco 1951) [=Rhopalocranaus flaviaculeatus]K03
    |--C. hickmanni (Caporiacco 1951) [=Rhopalocranaus hickmanni]K03
    |--C. injucundus (Wood 1869) [=Gonyleptes injucundus, Goniosoma injucundum]K03
    `--C. spinipalpus (Wood 1869) [=Gonyleptes spinipalpus, C. spinipalpis (l. c.), Goniosoma spinipalpus]K03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[K03] Kury, A. B. 2003. Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, volumen especial monográfico 1: 1–337.

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

Soares, B. A. M., & H. E. M. Soares. 1948. Monografia dos gêneros de opiliões neotrópicos. Arquivos de Zoologia do Estado de São Paulo 5 (9): 553–636.

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