Dorsal view of Strandia perfecta, from Roewer (1954).

Belongs within: Sclerosomatidae.

Strandia is a genus of sclerosomatid harvestmen known from southern Asia, characterised (albeit doubtfully) by the presence of three pseudoarticular nodules in femur II.

Characters (from Roewer 1954): Femora I–IV with nodules; scutum with median spine(s) on area 2 only or on both areas 1 and 2; eyemound dorsally smooth or granular, also clearly granular basally; femora I and III cylindrical, longer than body.

<==Strandia Roewer 1910 [=Maindronia Roewer 1910 non Bouvier 1897]C92
    |--*S. maindroni (Simon 1897) [=Gagrella maindroni, *Maindronia maindroni]C92
    |--S. atra Roewer 1929R54
    |--S. aurantiaca Roewer 1929R54
    |--S. bicolor Roewer 1915R54
    |--S. biseriata Roewer 1912R54
    |--S. ceylonensis (Karsch 1891)S92 [=Gagrella ceylonensisR23, Maindronia ceylonensisR23]
    |    |--S. c. ceylonensisR54
    |    `--S. c. ‘bispinosa’ (Karsch 1891)R54 (see below for synonymy)
    |--S. gracilis (Roewer 1910)R54 [=Maindronia gracilisR23]
    |--S. granulata Roewer 1954R54
    |--S. javana Roewer 1954R54
    |--S. kanaria Roewer 1929R54
    |--S. leucobunus Roewer 1954R54
    |--S. moluccana Roewer 1954R54
    |--S. ochracea Roewer 1954R54
    |--S. orientalis Roewer 1954R54
    |--S. pahangia Roewer 1954R54
    |--S. perfecta Roewer 1954R54
    |--S. reunionis Roewer 1954R54
    |--S. rubra (Roewer 1910)R54 [=Maindronia rubraR23]
    |--S. similis Roewer 1911R54
    |--S. spinacantha Roewer 1936R54
    `--S. triangularis (With 1903)R54 [=Gagrella triangularisR23, Maindronia triangularisR23]
         |--S. t. triangularisR54
         `--S. t. fusca (With 1903)R54 [=Gagrella triangularis fuscaR23, Maindronia triangularis fuscaR23]

Strandia ceylonensis ‘bispinosa’ (Karsch 1891)R54 [=Gagrella bispinosa Karsch non G. feae bispinosa Thorell 1889R23, Maindronia ceylonensis bispinosaR23]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C92] Crawford, R. L. 1992. Catalogue of the genera and type species of the harvestman superfamily Phalangioidea (Arachnida). Burke Museum Contributions in Anthropology and Natural History 8: 1–60.

[R23] Roewer, C.-F. 1923. Die Weberknechte der Erde: Systematische Bearbeitung der bisher bekannnten Opiliones. Gustav Fischer: Jena.

[R54] Roewer, C. F. 1954. Indoaustralische Gagrellinae (Opiliones, Arachnidae). (Weitere Weberknechte XVIII). 2. Teil. Senckenbergiana Biologica 35 (5–6): 237–292.

[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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