Dorsal view of Paraselenca marginata, from Roewer (1935).

Belongs within: Assamiidae.

The Selencinae are a group of assamiid harvestmen found in Africa with distitarsus I two-segmented, metatarsus II undivided and pectinate claws on tarsi III and IV (Santos & Prieto 2010).

    |--Selenca Sørensen 1896SP10
    |    `--*S. maculata Sørensen 1896S92
    |--Selencula Roewer 1935SP10
    |    `--*S. filipes (Roewer 1927) [=Selenca filipes]R35
    |--Selencasta Roewer 1935SP10
    |    `--*S. minuscula (Roewer 1927) [=Selenca minuscula]R35
    |--Jaundea Roewer 1935SP10
    |    `--*J. spinulata (Roewer 1912) [=Selenca spinulata, Euselenca spinulata]R35
    |--Metaselenca Roewer 1912SP10
    |    `--*M. h-album (Loman 1910) [=Selenca h-album]S92
    |--Humbea Roewer 1935SP10
    |    `--*H. bimaculata Roewer 1935R35
    |--Cassinia Roewer 1927 non Brown 1817 (ICBN)SP10
    |    `--*C. macrochelis Roewer 1927S92
    |--Bolama Roewer 1927SP10
    |    `--*B. spinosa Roewer 1927S92
    |--Umbonimba Roewer 1953SP10
    |    `--*U. acanthops Roewer 1953S92
    |--Seuthesplus Roewer 1935SP10
    |    |--*S. nigeriensis Roewer 1935R35
    |    `--S. perarmatus Lawrence 1965S92
    |--Sassandria Roewer 1912SP10 [incl. Aburitius Roewer 1935S92, Assiniana Roewer 1914S92]
    |    |--*S. bicolor Roewer 1912S92 (see below for synonymy)
    |    `--S. tenuipes Lawrence 1965S92
    |--Euselenca Roewer 1923SP10
    |    |--*E. gracilis (Sørensen 1896) [=Selenca gracilis]R35
    |    `--E. feae Roewer 1927R35
    |--Seuthes Roewer 1935SP10
    |    |--*S. simonis (Sørensen in Henriksen 1932)SP10, KM20 [=Paraselenca simonisKM20]
    |    `--S. inermis Santos & Prieto 2010SP10
    |--Binderia Roewer 1935SP10
    |    |--*B. spinarmata Roewer 1935SP10
    |    `--B. longipes Santos & Prieto 2010SP10
    |--Seuthessus Kauri 1985SP10
    |    |--*S. pustulatus Kauri 1985SP10
    |    `--S. coriscanus Santos & Prieto 2010SP10
    `--Paraselenca Roewer 1923R35
         |--*P. aculeata (Roewer 1912) [=Selenca aculeata]S92
         |--P. hispida (Roewer 1912) [=Selenca hispida]R35
         `--P. marginata Roewer 1935R35

*Sassandria bicolor Roewer 1912S92 [incl. *Aburitius inermis Roewer 1935R35, S92, Assiniana reticulata Roewer 1914S92, Ab. yapo Roewer 1935S92]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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.

[R35] Roewer, C.-F. 1935. Alte und neue Assamiidae. Weitere Weberknechte VIII. (8. Ergänzung der “Weberknechte der Erde” 1923). Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Kolonial- und Uebersee-Museum in Bremen 1: 1–168.

[SP10] Santos, R., & C. E. Prieto. 2010. Los Assamiidae (Opiliones: Assamiidae) de Río Muni (Guinea Ecuatorial), con la descripción de ocho nuevas especies. Revista de Biologia Tropical 58 (1): 203–243.

[S92] Staręga, W. 1992. An annotated check-list of Afrotropical harvestmen, excluding the Phalangiidae (Opiliones). Annals of the Natal Museum 33 (2): 271–336.

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