Mitobatula sp. 1, Roewer, 1931

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: 41-42

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Mitobatula sp. 1


Taxon classification Animalia Opiliones Gonyleptidae

Mitobatula sp. 1   Figure 4C

Previously known distribution of Mitobatula castanea   Roewer, 1931

(the genus is monospecific). Santa Catarina: Serra Azul ( Roewer 1931); Rio de Janeiro: Teresópolis ( Kury 2003).

Examined material.

Alagoa   : 1 male ( MNRJ 2374) from Mina da Companhia (7), 01/XI/2008; 1 male ( MNRJ 2342) from Túnel do Garrafão (15), 31/X/2008, new record for state and locality.

Individuals of this morphospecies were sparsely distributed in the photic and aphotic zones at a maximum distance of 12 m from the entrance. The record at Alagoa   expands the distribution of the genus with about 150 km from the west of Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro state.