Dorsum and male genitalia of Dampetrus granulatus, from Forster (1955).

Belongs within: Assamiidae.

The Dampetrinae are a group of assamiid harvestmen found in south-east Asia and Australia (Roewer 1935).

Characters (from Roewer 1935): Frontal margin of carapace unarmed, without median denticle. Palpal femur with ventral spines shorter than diameter of femur. Stigmata hidden by row of denticles on posterior margin of coxa IV. Telotarsus I three-segmented; tarsi III and IV without pseudonychium above double claw; double claw of the tarsi III and IV simple, not toothed.

<==Dampetrinae [Dampetroidae]
    |--Metamosoia Roewer 1915R35
    |    `--M. echinata Roewer 1915R35
    |--Metamermeris Roewer 1920R35
    |    `--M. speculator Roewer 1920R35
    |--Octobunus Roewer 1923R35
    |    `--*O. singularis Roewer 1923R23, F55
    |--Granobunus Roewer 1912R35
    |    `--G. ferrugineus Roewer 1912R35
    |--Hyamus Thorell 1891R35
    |    `--H. formosus Thorell 1891R35
    |--Metadampetrus Roewer 1915R35
    |    `--M. sublaevis Roewer 1915R35
    |--Paranothippus Roewer 1912R35
    |    `--P. singularis Roewer 1912R35
    |--Neonothippus Roewer 1912R35
    |    `--N. marginalis Roewer 1912R35
    |--Sermowaius Roewer 1923R35
    |    `--*S. neoguinensis (Roewer 1913) [=Nothippus neoguinensis]R23
    |--Euwintonius Roewer 1923R35
    |    `--*E. continentalis Roewer 1923R23
    |--Nothippulus Roewer 1923R35
    |    `--*N. atroluteus (Roewer 1912) [=Nothippus atroluteus]R23
    |--Heteropygoplus Roewer 1923R35
    |    `--*H. sublaevis (Roewer 1915)R23, R35 [=Apygoplus sublaevisR35]
    |--Paradampetrus Giltay 1930R35
    |    `--*P. leopoldi Giltay 1930G30
    |--Dampetrellus Roewer 1927R35
    |    `--D. scaber Roewer 1927R35
    |--Dongmolla Roewer 1927R35
    |    `--D. silvestrii Roewer 1927R35
    |--Pahangius Roewer 1923R35
    |    `--*P. fasciatus Roewer 1923R35
    |--Metanothippus Giltay 1930R35
    |    `--*M. bicolor Giltay 1930G30
    |--Simalurius Roewer 1923R35
    |    |--*S. jacobsoni Roewer 1923R35
    |    `--S. palawanensis Suzuki 1977S77
    |--Mermerus Thorell 1876R35
    |    |--*M. beccari Thorell 1876T76, R35
    |    `--M. thorelli Banks 1930B30
    |--Dunkeriana Roewer 1912R35
    |    |--D. borneensis Roewer 1935R35
    |    `--D. neoguinensis Roewer 1912R35
    |--Macrodampetrus Roewer 1915R35
    |    |--*M. bicoloripes Roewer 1915KM20
    |    `--M. unicoloripes Roewer 1915R35
    |--Metahyamus Roewer 1923R35
    |    |--*M. jacobsoni Roewer 1923R23
    |    |--M. bicolor Roewer 1935R35
    |    `--M. variedentatus Suzuki 1976S82
    |--Nothippus Thorell 1890R35
    |    |--N. affinis Loman 1892R35
    |    |--N. limbatus Thorell 1890R35
    |    `--N. tigrinus Roewer 1935R35
    |--Apygoplus Roewer 1912R35
    |    |--A. bulbigerus Roewer 1913R35
    |    |--A. longipes (Roewer 1911) [=Pygoplus longipes]R35
    |    `--A. marginatus Roewer 1915R35
    |--Mosoia Roewer 1912R35
    |    |--*M. albiceps (Loman 1906) [=Maracandus albiceps]KM20
    |    |--M. bulbigera Roewer 1915R35
    |    |--M. gracilipes Roewer 1912R35
    |    `--M. saylori Goodnight & Goodnight 1947GG47
    |--Sudaria Roewer 1923R35
    |    |--*S. sarasinorum (Roewer 1913)R23, R35 [=Apygoplus sarasinorumR35]
    |    |--S. atrolutea Roewer 1935R35
    |    |--S. jacobsoni Roewer 1923R35
    |    `--S. simaluris Roewer 1923R35
    `--Dampetrus Karsch 1880 [incl. Eudampetrus Roewer 1935]R35
         |--*D. australis Karsch 1880S01 [incl. D. fuscus Sørensen 1886F55]
         |--D. geniculatus Sørensen 1886F55 [=*Eudampetrus geniculatusR35]
         |--D. gracilis Forster 1949F49
         |--D. granulatus Sørensen 1886S01 [incl. D. cristatus Sørensen 1886F55]
         |--D. isolatus Shear 2001S01
         |--D. soerenseni Forster 1955F55
         `--D. tuberculatus Sørensen 1886DL23, F55

*Type species of generic name indicated


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[F49] Forster, R. R. 1949. Australian Opiliones. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 16: 59–89.

[F55] Forster, R. R. 1955. Further Australian harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones). Australian Journal of Zoology 3 (3): 354–411.

[G30] Giltay, L. 1930. Notes préliminaires sur les Opilions recueillis aux Indes Néerlandiases par S. A. R. le Prince Léopold de Belgique. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 69: 419–429.

[GG47] Goodnight, C. J., & M. L. Goodnight. 1947. Report on a collection of phalangids from New Guinea. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 66 (4): 328–338.

[KM20] Kury, A. B., A. C. Mendes, L. Cardoso, M. S. Kury & A. A. Granado. 2020. WCO-Lite: Online world catalogue of harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones). Version 1.0—Checklist of all valid nomina in Opiliones with authors and dates of publication up to 2018. Published by the author: Rio de Janeiro.

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

[R35] Roewer, C.-F. 1935. Alte und neue Assamiidae. Weitere Weberknechte VIII. (8. Ergänzung der “Weberknechte der Erde” 1923). Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Kolonial- und Uebersee-Museum in Bremen 1: 1–168.

[S01] Shear, W. A. 2001. Two new cave-dwelling harvestmen from Western Australia (Arachnida: Opiliones: Assamiidae and “Phalangodidae”). Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 64: 153–158.

[S77] Suzuki, S. 1977. Report on a collection of opilionids from the Phillippines. Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, Series B, Division 1 (Zoology) 27 (1): 1–120.

[S82] Suzuki, S. 1982. A small collection of harvestmen from Malaysia (Opiliones, Arachnida). Acta Arachnologica 31 (1): 27–34.

[T76] Thorell, T. 1876. Descrizione di alcune specie di Opilioni dell’Arcipelago Malese appartenenti al Museo Civico di Genova. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 1, 9: 111–138.

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