Metavononoides

Metavononoides barbacenensis, from here.

Belongs within: Cosmetidae.

Metavononoides is a genus of long-legged short-legged harvestmen found in the Atlantic forest of eastern Brazil (Ferreira et al. 2006).

Characters (from Ferreira et al. 2006): Body length 5–7 mm; U-shaped, lyre-like marking on dorsal scutum; mesotergum depressed; pair of median spines on area III; coxa I with bifid dorsobasal apophysis; legs long (more than 30 mm in smaller species).

<==Metavononoides Roewer 1928 FPK06 [=Metavononnoides (l. c.) K03]
    |–*M. barbacenensis (Mello-Leitão 1923) (see below for synonymy) K03
    |–M. albisectus (Mello-Leitão 1942) (see below for synonymy) K03
    |–M. albosigillatus (Mello-Leitão 1941) [=Poecilaemula albosigillata] K03
    |–M. bellus (Mello-Leitão 1932) (see below for synonymy) K03
    |–M. brasiliensis (Mello-Leitão 1923) (see below for synonymy) K03
    |–M. guttulosus (Mello-Leitão 1935) [=Cynorta guttulosa] K03
    |–M. luteopunctatus (Mello-Leitão 1931) [=Poecilaemula luteopunctata] K03
    |–M. lyra (Piza 1944) [=Cynortellana lyra] K03
    |–M. melanacanthus Ferreira, Pedroso & Kury 2005 FPK06
    |–M. orientalis (Mello-Leitão 1923) [=Metavonones orientalis] K03
    |–M. peculiaris (Roewer 1917) [=Poecilaemula peculiare, Paecilaemula peculiaris, Po. peculiaris] K03
    |–M. preciosus (Roewer 1928) FPK06 (see below for synonymy)
    `–M. renneri Ferreira, Pedroso & Kury 2006 FPK06

Metavononoides albisectus (Mello-Leitão 1942) [=Paecilaemula albisecta, Paecilaema albisectum; incl. Poecilaema tripartitum Mello-Leitão 1942, Pa. tripartitum] K03

*Metavononoides barbacenensis (Mello-Leitão 1923) [=Metavonones barbacenensis; incl. Metavononoides pustulatus Mello-Leitão 1932] K03

Metavononoides bellus (Mello-Leitão 1932) [=Paecilaemula bella, Poecilaemula bella; incl. Poecilaema lyra Sørensen 1932 non Cynortellana lyra Piza 1944, Poecilaemula lyra, Poecilaema muticum Sørensen 1932, Euerginus muticus, Poecilaema soerenseni Henriksen in Sørensen 1932, Poecilaemula soesenseni (l. c.)] K03

Metavononoides brasiliensis (Mello-Leitão 1923) [=Eucynorta brasiliensis, Paecilaemula brasiliensis, Poecilaemula brasiliensis] K03

Metavononoides preciosus (Roewer 1928) FPK06 [=Paecilaemula preciosa K03; incl. Poecilaema ornatissimum Mello-Leitão 1942 K03, Poecilaemula punctilineata Mello-Leitão 1935 K03, Metavononoides x-notatus Mello-Leitão 1936 K03]

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[FPK06] Ferreira, C. P., D. R. Pedroso & A. B. Kury. 2006. A new species of Metavononoides from southern Espírito Santo, Brazil (Arachnida: Opiliones: Cosmetidae). Arquivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro 64 (3): 231–234.

[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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