Phareicranaus sp., copyright Pavel Kirillov.

Belongs within: Cranaidae.

Phareicranaus is a genus of large harvestmen found primarily in north-western South America from Ecuador to Panama (Kury 2003).

Characters (from Pinto-da-Rocha & Kury 2003): Penis with ventral plate deeply cleft in distal border; with four groups of setae. Glans with dorsal process. Stylus smooth, slightly curved, without stylar apophysis; apex bent in obtuse angle, forming a deeply depressed tongue-shaped lobe. Stigmatic area and coxa IV ventrally unarmed in both sexes. Pedipalpal femur with dorso-apical spine. Eye mound and scutal area III with a pair of high spines. Tarsal counts 7–8/15/8–9/10.

<==Phareicranaus Roewer 1913P-RK03 [=Phareiicranaus (l. c.)K03]
    |--*P. calcariferus (Simon 1879) [=Goniosoma calcariferum]P-RK03
    |--P. albigranulatus Roewer 1913P-RK03
    |--P. albigyratus Roewer 1932P-RK03
    |--P. albimedialis (Goodnight & Goodnight 1943) [=Santinezia albimedialis; incl. P. bolivarius Roewer 1952]P-RK03
    |--P. camposi (Mello-Leitão 1942)P-RK03
    |--P. cingulatus Roewer 1932P-RK03
    |--P. festae Roewer 1925P-RK03
    |--P. giganteus Roewer 1932P-RK03 [=Eucranaus holophaeus Mello-Leitão 1944K03]
    |--P. ornatus Roewer 1932 [incl. Santinezia micheneri Goodnight & Goodnight 1947]P-RK03
    |--P. paralellus Roewer 1925P-RK03
    `--P. x-album Roewer 1932 [=P. x-albus]KM20

*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.

[KM20] Kury, A. B., A. C. Mendes, L. Cardoso, M. S. Kury & A. A. Granado. 2020. WCO-Lite: Online world catalogue of harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones). Version 1.0—Checklist of all valid nomina in Opiliones with authors and dates of publication up to 2018. Published by the author: Rio de Janeiro.

[P-RK03] Pinto-da-Rocha, R., & A. B. Kury. 2003. Phylogenetic analysis of Santinezia with description of five new species (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cranaidae). Journal of Arachnology 31: 173–208.

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