Mitogoniella indistincta Mello-Leitao , 1936, Mello-Leitao, 1936

de Azara, Ludson Neves, Bernardi, Leopoldo Ferreira de Oliveira & Rodrigo Lopes Ferreira,, 2016, The first survey on harvestmen in Brazilian artificial cavities, with notes on distribution and natural history, Subterranean Biology 17, pp. 31-53: 39

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Mitogoniella indistincta Mello-Leitao , 1936
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Taxon classification Animalia Opiliones Gonyleptidae

Mitogoniella indistincta Mello-Leitao, 1936   Figure 5 A–B

Previously known distribution.

Minas Gerais: Alto Caparaó, Baependi, Barão de Cocáis ( Ázara et al. 2013), Brumadinho ( DaSilva and Gnaspini 2010), Caeté ( Ázara et al. 2013), Catas Altas ( DaSilva and Gnaspini 2010), Itabirito, Itambé do Mato Dentro ( Ázara et al. 2013), Jaboticatubas ( DaSilva and Gnaspini 2010), Lima Duarte, Mariana, Minduri, Ouro Branco, Ouro Preto, Prados ( Ázara et al. 2013), Santa Bárbara ( Mello-Leitão 1936), Santana do Riacho ( DaSilva and Gnaspini 2010).

Examined material.

Caeté: 1 female (ISLA 16038) from Mina do Morro Vermelho I (6), 17/VI/2009; 1 male ( MNRJ 2337) from Mina do Morro Vermelho III (6), 17/VI/2009. Mariana: 1 male (ISLA 16057) from Mina dos Canelas XI (12), 11/VI/2009; 1 male (ISLA 1491) from Mina dos Canelas XII (6), 11/VI/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16022) from Mina do Meio do Mato (5), 12/VI/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16023) from Mina da Cachoeira (3), 12/VI/2009 ( Ázara et al. 2013). Ouro Preto: 1 male (ISLA 16049) from Mina do Chico Rei (3), 29/XI/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16053) from Mina Velha (6), 29/XI/2009 ( Bernardi et al. 2010). São José da Safira: 1 male (ISLA 16027) from Mina do Chiá Donizete I (78), 13/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 9575) from Mina do Chiá Donizete II (39), 13/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 9577) from Mina do Chiá Donizete III (5), 13/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16050) from Mina do Milto Godinho II (5), 11/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16051) from Mina do Milto Godinho III (34), 11/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16052) from Mina do Milto Godinho IV (17), 11/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 9576) from Mina do Milto Godinho VII (84), 12/VII/2009; 1 male ( MNRJ 2340) from Mina do Milto Godinho VIII (47), 12/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16054) from Túnel do Milto Godinho IX (1), 12/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16055) from Túnel do Milto Godinho X (38), 12/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 3690) from Túnel do Milto Godinho XI (48), 21/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 9572) from Túnel do Milto Godinho XII (51), 12/VII/2009; 1 male (ISLA 16056) from Túnel do Milto Godinho XIII (71), 12/VII/2009 ( Ázara et al. 2013).

In seven cavities, this species was observed forming aggregations of 10, 15, 18, 22, 41 and 43 individuals up to 5 meters from the entrance. In other cavities, sparsely distributed individuals were also recorded both in the photic and aphotic zones at a maximum distance of 60 m from the entrance. In some cases, individuals were found guarding their eggs and nymphs. This species also occurs in natural cavities in Minas Gerais State ( Machado 2002, DaSilva and Gnaspini 2010, Ázara et al. 2013)