Zaleptus

Dorsal view of Zaleptus heinrichi, from Roewer (1955).

Belongs within: Sclerosomatidae.

Zaleptus is a genus of sclerosomatid harvestmen from southern Asia characterised by the absence of a dorsal scutal spine, and the presence of a single pseudoarticular nodule in femur II.

Characters (from Roewer 1955): Femora I–IV with 0.1.0.0 nodules; eyemound dorsally smooth or granulate, without larger, upstanding spines; femora I and III longer than body.

<==Zaleptus Thorell 1876C92
    |--*Z. trichopus Thorell 1876C92
    |--Z. albimaculatus Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. albipunctatus Suzuki 1977S77
    |--Z. assamensis Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. ater Suzuki 1977S77
    |--Z. aureolus Suzuki 1969S85
    |--Z. auropunctatus Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. biseriatus Roewer 1910S85
    |--Z. cinctus Roewer 1923R55
    |--Z. cochinensis Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. crassitarsus Suzuki 1977S77
    |--Z. festivus Thorell 1889C92
    |--Z. flavus Suzuki 1985S85
    |--Z. gravelyi Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. gregoryi Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. heinrichi Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. hoogstraali Suzuki 1977S77
    |--Z. indicus Roewer 1929R55
    |--Z. inermisW03
    |--Z. jacobsoni Roewer 1923R55
    |--Z. luteus Roewer 1931R55
    |--Z. lyrifrons Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. marmoratus Roewer 1910R55
    |--Z. niger Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. occidentalis Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. ornatus Suzuki 1977S77
    |--Z. palpalis (Banks 1930) [=Metazaleptus palpalis]R55
    |--Z. perakensis Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. piceus Roewer 1911R55
    |--Z. pretiosus Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. quadrimaculatus Suzuki 1972S72
    |--Z. ramosus Thorell 1891R55
    |--Z. rufipes Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. scaber Roewer 1935S85
    |--Z. shanicus Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. siamensis Roewer 1955S85
    |--Z. simplex Thorell 1891R55
    |--Z. spinosus Roewer 1910S85
    |--Z. subcupreus Thorell 1889R55
    |--Z. sulphureus Thorell 1889R55
    |--Z. thorellii With 1903R55
    |--Z. tricolor Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. unicolor Roewer 1923R55
    |--Z. validus Roewer 1955R55
    |--Z. vanstraeleni Giltay 1930R55
    |--Z. viridis Roewer 1929R55
    |--Z. werneri Suzuki 1977S77
    `--Z. yodo Roewer 1955S85

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[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.

[R55] Roewer, C. F. 1955. Indoaustralische Gagrellinae (Opiliones, Arachnidae). (Weitere Weberknechte XVIII). 4. Teil (Schluß). Senckenbergiana Biologica 36 (3–4): 123–171.

[S72] Suzuki, S. 1972. Opiliones of Semangkok Forest Reserve, Malaysia. Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, Series B, Division 1 (Zoology) 24 (1): 1–37.

[S77] Suzuki, S. 1977. Report on a collection of opilionids from the Phillippines. Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, Series B, Division 1 (Zoology) 27 (1): 1–120.

[S85] Suzuki, S. 1985. A synopsis of the Opiliones of Thailand (Arachnida) II. Palpatores. Steenstrupia 11 (7): 209–257.

[W03] With, C. 1903. New and old Phalangiidae from the Indian region. Journal of the Linnean Society, Zoology 28: 466–509.

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