Dorsal view and pedipalp of Holocranaus calcar, from Roewer (1923).

Belongs within: Cranaidae.

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

Characters (from Soares & Soares 1948): Eye mound with two spines. Areas I, III and IV of dorsal scutum with two spines or tubercles, area II unarmed. Free tergites with two spines or tubercles. Anal operculum unarmed. Femur of pedipalp without internal apical spine, but with robust dorsal apical spine. All tarsi with more than six segments.

<==Holocranaus Roewer 1913 (see below for synonymy)K03
    |--*H. calcar (Roewer 1912) (see below for synonymy)K03
    |--H. albimarginis Goodnight & Goodnight 1943K03
    |--H. angulus Roewer 1932K03
    |--H. bordoni (Avram & Soares 1979) [=Mendellinia (l. c.) bordoni]K03
    |--H. calus (Goodnight & Goodnight 1944) [=Rhopalocranaus calus, Cranaus calus]K03
    |--H. conspicuus Roewer 1932K03
    |--H. laevifrons Roewer 1917K03
    |--H. longipes Roewer 1913K03
    |--H. luteimarginatus Roewer 1917K03
    |--H. pectinitibialis (Roewer 1914) [=*Tolimaius pectinitibialis]K03
    |--H. rugosus Roewer 1932K03
    `--H. simplex Roewer 1913K03

Holocranaus Roewer 1913 [incl. Medellinia Mello-Leitão 1939, Mendellinia (l. c.), Nedellinia (l. c.), Tolimaius Roewer 1914, Tolimaiius (l. c.), Tolimalius (l. c.)]K03

*Holocranaus calcar (Roewer 1912) [=Cranaus calcar, Holocranus (l. c.) calcar; incl. *Medellinia niceforoi Mello-Leitão 1939, Mendellinia (l. c.) niceforoi]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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