Santinezia sp., copyright Graham Wise.

Belongs within: Cranaidae.

Santinezia is a genus of large, glossy harvestmen found in northern South America (Pinto-da-Rocha & Kury 2003).

Characters (from Pinto-da-Rocha & Kury 2003): Eye mound and area III with pair of high spines; free tergite I unarmed, II–III with pair of spines. Pedipalpal femur of male with dorso-apical spine; coxa IV of male with pair of spiniform ventral apophyses near stigmata and dorso-apical small spine. Stigmatic area unarmed. Glans without or with very small dorsal process. Stylus may bear spiniform stylar apophysis; ventral plate variable, never deeply incised distally. Tarsal counts 7–10/13–23/8–12/9–14.

<==Santinezia Roewer 1923 (see below for synonymy) P-RK03
    |–S. curvipes group P-RK03
    |    |  i. s.: S. simonbolivari Avram 1987 P-RK03
    |    |–S. magna Goodnight & Goodnight 1942 P-RK03
    |    `–+–+–S. furva Pinto-da-Rocha & Kury 2003 P-RK03
    |       |  `–S. spinulata Goodnight & Goodnight 1943 P-RK03
    |       `–+–+–S. calcartibialis (Roewer 1915) (see below for synonymy) P-RK03
    |          |  `–S. heliae Avram 1983 P-RK03
    |          `–+–S. circumlineata González-Sponga 1989 P-RK03
    |             |–+–S. calcarfemoralis (Roewer 1917) [=Inezia calcarfemoralis] P-RK03
    |             |  `–S. curvipes (Roewer 1916) (see below for synonymy) P-RK03
    |             `–+–S. duranti González-Sponga 1989 P-RK03
    |                `–S. serratotibialis Roewer 1932 [incl. S. biordi González-Sponga 1991] P-RK03
    `–+–S. festae group P-RK03
       |    |–S. arthrocentrica (Mello-Leitão 1943) [=*Macuchicola arthrocentrica] P-RK03
       |    `–S. festae (Roewer 1925) [=*Nieblia festae] P-RK03
       `–S. gigantea group P-RK03
            |–S. lucifer Pinto-da-Rocha & Kury 2003 P-RK03
            `–+–*S. gigantea (Roewer 1913) [=*Inezia gigantea] P-RK03
               `–+–S. manauara Pinto-da-Rocha 1994 P-RK03
                  `–+–S. onorei Pinto-da-Rocha & Kury 2003 P-RK03
                     `–+–S. hermosa Pinto-da-Rocha & Kury 2003 P-RK03
                        |–S. singularis (Soares 1970) [=*Carvalholeptes singularis] P-RK03
                        `–+–S. gracilis Pinto-da-Rocha & Kury 2003 P-RK03
                           `–+–S. angelica Roewer 1963 P-RK03
                              `–S. ortizi Roewer 1952 P-RK03

Santinezia Roewer 1923 [=Inezia Roewer 1913 non Cherrie 1909; incl. Carvalholeptes Soares 1970, Chondrocranaus Roewer 1932, Macuchicola Mello-Leitão 1943, Nieblia Roewer 1925] P-RK03

Santinezia calcartibialis (Roewer 1915) [=Inezia calcartibialis; incl. *Chondrocranaus scriptus Roewer 1932] P-RK03

Santinezia curvipes (Roewer 1916) [=Inezia curvipes; incl. S. albilineata Roewer 1932, S. benedictoi Soares & Avram 1981, S. decui Avram 1987, S. francourbani Avram 1987, S. orghidani Avram 1987, Goniosoma pavani Muñoz-Cuevas 1972] P-RK03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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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