Irumuinae

Selected features of Mutadia bifurcata, from Kauri (1985).

Belongs within: Assamiidae.

The Irumuinae are an African subfamily of blind, subterranean harvestmen (Kauri 1985).

Characters (from Kauri 1985): Second metatarsus divided into two or more segments. Number of segments in tarsus II reduced and in most cases fewer than in tarsus IV, or equal in number. Inner tubercle of lateral tubercle pair in anterior tubercle system ramified,of irregular shape or doubled. Carapace, scutal areas and free tergites granular, not armed. Eyes absent. Granules of irregular shape. Pedipalpal femur without a medio-apical spine. Stigma usually not hidden.

<==Irumuinae
    |--Irumua Roewer 1961S92
    |    `--*I. caeca Roewer 1961S92
    |--Mutadia Kauri 1985K85
    |    `--*M. bifurcata Kauri 1985S92
    |--Numipedia Kauri 1985K85
    |    `--*N. subterranea Kauri 1985S92
    |--Typhlobunus Roewer 1915K85
    |    `--*T. troglodytes Roewer 1915S92
    `--Machadoessa Lawrence 1951K85
         `--*M. inops Lawrence 1951S92

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[K85] Kauri, H. 1985. Opiliones from central Africa. Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika, Turveren, België, Zoologische Wetenschappen, Annalen 245: 1–167.

[S92] Staręga, W. 1992. An annotated check-list of Afrotropical harvestmen, excluding the Phalangiidae (Opiliones). Annals of the Natal Museum 33 (2): 271–336.

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