Sodreana sodreana, copyright Glauco Machado.

Belongs within: Gonyleptidae.

The Sodreaninae is a group of gonyleptid harvestmen endemic to the Atlantic rainforest of southeastern Brazil (Pinto-da-Rocha & Bragagnolo 2010).

Characters (from Pinto-da-Rocha & Braganolo 2010): Body pyriform. Two ozopores. Ocularium narrow, with two long and parallel spines or two tubercles. Dorsal scute with four grooves (three areas). Area I divided. Area III with variable armature (two tubercles, two spines or tuberculate elevation). Pedipalp with elongated and thin, without long setae; patella elongated, without prolateral setae; tibia mesal II/IiIi, ectal IiIi/II; tarsus longer than tibia, biconvex, with two ventral rows of wide setae, mesal II and ectal II. Tarsus I with seven segments; II–IV with more than six; III–IV with scopulae. Claws smooth. Tarsal process well developed. Penis with ventral process of glans long and thin; dorsal process absent; basal lobe of ventral plate frontwards; three helicoidal pairs of setae on ventral plate; one or two pairs of short intermediate setae, three or four pairs of straight basal setae. Colouration brown to brownish dark, most species with one or more white area grooves.

    |--Stygnobates Mello-Leitão 1926K03 [=StignobatesKA-Z11]
    |    `--*S. barbiellinii Mello-Leitão 1927 [=Stignobates barbiellinii]K03
    |--Sodreana Mello-Leitão 1922 [incl. Theliospelta Mello-Leitão 1937]K03
    |    `--*S. sodreana Mello-Leitão 1922 [incl. *Theliospelta granulata Mello-Leitão 1937]K03
    |--Gertia Soares & Soares 1946K03
    |    `--*G. hatschbachi Soares & Soares 1946K03
    `--Zortalia Mello-Leitão 1936 [incl. Annampheres Soares 1979]K03
         |--*Z. bicalcarata Mello-Leitão 1936 [incl. *Annampheres thimoteocostae Soares 1979]K03
         |--Z. inscripta Mello-Leitão 1939 [=Stygnobates inscriptus]K03
         `--Z. leprevosti Soares & Soares 1947DG09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[DG09] DaSilva, M. B., & P. Gnaspini. 2009. A systematic revision of Goniosomatinae (Arachnida: Opiliones: Gonyleptidae), with a cladistic analysis and biogeographical notes. Invertebrate Systematics 23: 530–624.

[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.

[KA-Z11] Kury, A. B., & M. A. Alonso-Zarazaga. 2011. Addenda and corrigenda to the “Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones)”. Zootaxa 3034: 47–68.

Pinto-da-Rocha, R., & C. Bragagnolo. 2010. Systematic revision and cladistic analysis of the Brazilian subfamily Sodreaninae (Opiliones : Gonyleptidae). Invertebrate Systematics 24: 509–538.

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