Eucynortella

Eucynortella duapunctata, copyright Sidclay Dias.

Belongs within: Taitoinae.

Eucynortella is a genus of cosmetid harvestmen found in Central and South America characterised by a lack of dorsal armature on the scutum.

Characters (from Roewer 1923): Slender animals with long, thin legs. Areas 1–5 and free tergites 1–3 unarmed, without median tubercle or spine pairs. Second cheliceral segment small and normally developed in both sexes. Legs with basal segment of legs III and IV in both sexes of the same habitus and strength as in legs I and II; telotarsus II three-segmented; telotarsus I six-segmented; tarsi II–IV each more than six-segmented, variable. Secondary sexual dimorphism sometimes expressed in leg IV.

Eucynortella Roewer 1912K03
|--*E. spectabilis Roewer 1912 [=Cynorta spectabilis]K03
|--E. annulipes (Pickard-Cambridge 1904) [=Cynorta annulipes, E. annulipas (l. c.)]K03
|--E. cryptogramma Mello-Leitão 1942K03
|--E. duapunctata Goodnight & Goodnight 1943K03
|--E. lineata Roewer 1963K03
|--E. longa Goodnight & Goodnight 1942K03
|--E. obscurior Mello-Leitão 1943K03
|--E. orbicularis Roewer 1947K03
|--E. panamensis Goodnight & Goodnight 1942K03
|--E. pumila Roewer 1947K03
|--E. sexpunctata Roewer 1927K03
|--E. signata Roewer 1963K03
`--E. woodi Goodnight & Goodnight 1942K03

*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.

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