Spalicus Roewer, 1949, Roewer, 1949

Sharma, Prashant P., Kury, Adriano B. & Giribet, Gonzalo, 2011, Zalmoxidae (Arachnida: Opiliones: Laniatores) of the Paleotropics: a catalogue of Southeast Asian and Indo-Pacific species, Zootaxa 2972, pp. 37-58: 40

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.206628

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039387B3-FFD4-9141-AF97-4160FE2C003C

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scientific name

Spalicus Roewer, 1949
status

 

Genus Spalicus Roewer, 1949  

Spalicus Roewer, 1949 a   , p. 22; Staręga, 1989, p. 5.

Gender. Masculine.

Type species. Spalicus oeditarsus Roewer, 1949   , by monotypy.

Diagnosis. Ocularium wider than long, unarmed, and displaced from the anterior margin of the carapace. First two transverse sulci not parallel and not connected through a median longitudinal sulcus; second transverse sulcus strongly angled posteriorly in the middle. Scutal areas 1–5, free tergites, and anal operculum unarmed. Spiracles visible. Proximal segment of chelicer without a prominent bulla. Tarsal formula 3: 7: 6: 6. Distitarsus I with two articles, distitarsus II with three articles. Male genitalia unknown.

Remarks. Originally in Phalangodidae   , the general appearance of this species suggests that it could be related to Zalmoxidae   , barring the absence of the bulla. Similarly, Staręga (1989) considered the placement of this genus to be obscure. It is possible that Spalicus   is related to Bogania   , but neither hypothesis can be tested without examining the genitalia of this species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Opiliones

Family

Phalangodidae

Loc

Spalicus Roewer, 1949

Sharma, Prashant P., Kury, Adriano B. & Giribet, Gonzalo 2011
2011
Loc

Spalicus

Roewer 1949
1949