Eucynorta

Dorsal view of Eucynorta tenuipes, from here.

Belongs within: Cosmetidae.

Eucynorta is a poorly defined genus of harvestmen found in Central and South America.

Characters (from Roewer 1923): Slim animals with long, thin legs. Scutum and free tergites 1–3 unarmed, area 3 only with a median pair of spines. Second cheliceral segment small and normally built in both sexes, or much thicker in male and standing higher than first segment. Legs in both sexes with basal sections of legs III–IV of the same habitus and strength as those of legs I–II; telotarsus II 3-segmented, telotarsus I 6-segmented; tarsi II–IV each more than 6-segmented, variable. Leg IV sometimes exhibiting secondary sexual characteristics in the male.

<==Eucynorta Roewer 1912K03
    |--*E. quadripustulata (Simon 1879) [=Cynorta quadripustulata, C. (Prasia) quadripustulata]K03
    |--E. albimarginata Roewer 1963K03
    |--E. albipustulata Roewer 1912K03
    |--E. amazonica Piza 1938K03
    |--E. analis Roewer 1927K03
    |--E. areolata Roewer 1947K03
    |--E. atra Roewer 1947K03
    |--E. biguttata (Pickard-Cambridge 1904) [=Cynorta biguttata]K03
    |--E. bipectinata Roewer 1933K03
    |--E. bipunctata (Pickard-Cambridge 1904) [=Cynorta bipunctata, E. cambridgei Mello-Leitão 1944]K03
    |--E. coccinelloides Mello-Leitão 1944K03
    |--E. conigera (Pickard-Cambridge 1904) [=Cynorta conigera]K03
    |--E. difficilis Soares 1944K03
    |--E. insularis (Banks 1905) [=Cynorta insularis, Metavonones insularis]K03
    |--E. interposita Roewer 1954K03
    |--E. longispina (Pickard-Cambridge 1904) [=Cynorta longispina]K03
    |--E. lutea Roewer 1947K03
    |--E. maculosa (Goodnight & Goodnight 1942) [=Eucynortula maculosa]K03
    |--E. malleata Roewer 1927K03
    |--E. ornata Roewer 1952K03
    |--E. picta Roewer 1947K03
    |--E. pictipes (Banks 1909) [=Cynorta pictipes]K03
    |--E. puncticulata Roewer 1947K03
    |--E. reducta Roewer 1947K03
    |--E. reimoseri Roewer 1914K03
    |--E. schmidti Goodnight & Goodnight 1947K03
    |--E. tenuipes Roewer 1947K03
    |--E. transversalis Roewer 1933K03
    |--E. tristani (Banks 1909) [=Cynorta tristani]K03
    |--E. unicolor Roewer 1947 [=Cynorta unicolor]K03
    |--E. venosa Roewer 1927K03
    |--E. vidua (Sørensen 1932) [=Cynorta vidua]K03
    `--E. wiedenmayeri Schenkel 1953K03

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[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.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *