Phareicranaus

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 1913 P-RK03 [=Phareiicranaus (l. c.) K03]
    |–*P. calcariferus (Simon 1879) [=Goniosoma calcariferum] P-RK03
    |–P. albigranulatus Roewer 1913 P-RK03
    |–P. albigyratus Roewer 1932 P-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 1932 P-RK03
    |–P. festae Roewer 1925 P-RK03
    |–P. giganteus Roewer 1932 P-RK03 [=Eucranaus holophaeus Mello-Leitão 1944 K03]
    |–P. ornatus Roewer 1932 [incl. Santinezia micheneri Goodnight & Goodnight 1947] P-RK03
    |–P. paralellus Roewer 1925 P-RK03
    `–P. x-albus Roewer 1932 P-RK03

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[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.

[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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