Litoralia

Litoralia junci, from here.

Belongs within: Cosmetidae.

Litoralia is a genus of cosmetid harvestmen found in Venezuela.

Characters (from González-Sponga 1992): Ocular tubercle small, elliptical, with granules near inner edge of eyes. Abdominal areas with abundant small granules; area III with larger ornamentation (from a convexity to a tuber in whose apex there is a spine). Tergites with aligned granules. Distal segment of chelicerae small, similar in both sexes. Femora and tibiae of ambulatory legs similar. Metatarsus I with the middle and distal thirds fusiform in male. Tarsal segments of leg I = 6–7 (3–4). Tarsal segments of leg III 9–14 (3). Claws of legs III and IV not pectinate.

<==Litoralia González-Sponga 1992K03
    |--L. poecilis (Roewer 1927) (see below for synonymy)K03
    |--L. acerba González-Sponga 1992K03
    |--L. austera González-Sponga 1992K03
    |--L. bothropica González-Sponga 1992K03
    |--L. cordillerana González-Sponga 1992K03
    |--L. gibberosa González-Sponga 1992K03
    |--L. guariquensis González-Sponga 1992K03
    |--L. junci González-Sponga 1992K03
    |--L. longipedis González-Sponga 1992K03
    `--L. rubicunda González-Sponga 1992K03

Litoralia poecilis (Roewer 1927) [=Cynorta poecilis; incl. Eucynortoides nigrispinulata Goodnight & Goodnight 1947, *Litoralia nigrispinulata]K03

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

González-Sponga, M. A. 1992. Aracnidos de Venezuela. Opiliones Laniatores II. Familia Cosmetidae. Acad. Cienc. Fisicas, Matematicas y Naturales, Caracas.

[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.

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