Mischonyx cuspidatus, copyright Osvaldo Villarreal.

Belongs within: Gonyleptidae.

Mischonyx is a genus of gonyleptid harvestmen found in southern Brazil.

Characters (from Vasconcelos 2005): Tuber oculorum with two spines; opisthosomal areas I, II and III with tubercles; posterior margin with two tubercles or spines or a median spine; free tergite I with paired or unpaired armature; free tergites II and III with a median spine.

<==Mischonyx Bertkau 1880V05 (see below for synonymy)
    |--*M. squalidus Bertkau 1880V05 (see below for synonymy)
    |--M. anomalus (Mello-Leitão 1936) [=Xundarava anomala]V05
    |--M. antiquus (Mello-Leitão 1934)V05 (see below for synonymy)
    |--M. cuspidatus (Roewer 1913)V05 (see below for synonymy)
    |--M. fidelis (Mello-Leitão 1931)V05 [=*Eduardoius fidelisK03, Ilhaia fidelisSS49]
    |--M. holacanthus (Mello-Leitão 1927)V05 (see below for synonymy)
    |--M. insulanus (Soares 1972)V05 [=Ilhaia insulanaK03]
    |--M. intermedius (Mello-Leitão 1935)V05 [=Ilhaia intermediaK03; incl. *Penygorna infuscata Mello-Leitão 1936K03]
    |--M. kaisara Vasconcelos 2004V05
    |--M. poeta Vasconcelos 2005V05
    |--M. processigerus (Soares & Soares 1970)V05 [=Ilhaia processigeraK03]
    `--M. sulinus (Soares & Soares 1947) [=Ilhaia sulina]K03

Mischonyx Bertkau 1880V05 [incl. Anoploleptes Piza 1940K03, Arleius Mello-Leitão 1935K03, Bunoleptes Mello-Leitão 1935K03, Cryptomeloleptes Mello-Leitão 1931K03, Eduardoius Mello-Leitão 1931K03, Giltaya Mello-Leitão 1932K03, Ilhaia Roewer 1913V05, Jlhaia (l. c.)K03, Penygorna Mello-Leitão 1936K03, Xundarava Mello-Leitão 1927K03]

Mischonyx antiquus (Mello-Leitão 1934)V05 [=Gonyleptes antiquusK03, Paragonyleptes antiquusK03; incl. *Anoploleptes dubium Piza 1940K03]

Mischonyx cuspidatus (Roewer 1913)V05 [=*Ilhaia cuspidataK03, Jlhaia cuspidataK03; incl. I. fluminensis Mello-Leitão 1922K03, J. fluminensisK03, Eduardoius granulosus Mello-Leitão 1931K03, Ilhaia granulosaK03, Eduardoius lutescens Roewer 1943K03, I. lutescensK03, *Giltaya solitaria Mello-Leitão 1932K03]

Mischonyx holacanthus (Mello-Leitão 1927)V05 [=*Xundarava holacanthaK03, Ilhaia holacanthaK03; incl. Weyhia absconsa Mello-Leitão 1932K03, Geraecormobius absconsaK03, G. absconsusK03, G. carioca Mello-Leitão 1940K03, Weyhia vellardi Mello-Leitão in Soares & Soares 1987 (n. n.)K03]

*Mischonyx squalidus Bertkau 1880V05 [incl. *Bunoleptes armatus Mello-Leitão 1935K03, Geraecormobius cervicornis Mello-Leitão 1940K03, *Arleius incisus Mello-Leitão 1935K03, Ilhaia incisaK03, Weyhia parva Roewer 1917K03, Geraecormobius parvaK03, G. parvusK03, Ilhaia parvaK03, *Cryptomeloleptes spinosus Mello-Leitão 1931K03]

*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.

[SS49] Soares, B. A. M., & H. E. M. Soares. 1949. Monografia dos gêneros de opiliões neotrópicos II. Arquivos de Zoologia do Estado de São Paulo 7 (2): 149–240.

[V05] Vasconcelos, E. G. 2005. Nova espécie de Mischonyx do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Arachnida, Opiliones, Gonyleptidae). Iheringia, Série Zoologie 95 (3): 229–232.

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