Junicus gerhardi Goodnight & Goodnight, 1947

Acosta, Luis E., 2006, Marayniocus martensi, a new genus and a new species of Peruvian harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones: Gonyleptidae), Zootaxa 1325, pp. 199-210: 207-208

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Junicus gerhardi Goodnight & Goodnight, 1947


Junicus gerhardi Goodnight & Goodnight, 1947  

Material examined (referred to as Acrographinotus luteipalpis   by Roewer 1959): FML 143 View Materials (2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, ex Coll. Weyrauch), SMF RII 12766 View Materials /133 (1 ♂, 2 ♀♀): Central Peru, Hacienda Maraynioc (3500 m), east slope of the Andes , basin of río Chanchamayo , east of Tarma, under stones in grassland, 10.x.1956 (W. Weyrauch coll.). The label of RII 12766 View Materials / 133 just states “ Peru, Tarma”; full data, as in Roewer (1959), are included in the RII card catalog   .

Note: Junicus gerhardi   is the valid name of the species I formerly ( Acosta 2001) referred to as Sokkupia olivacea Mello­Leitão, 1949   . While determining A. luteipalpis   to be a junior synonym of S. olivacea, Soares & Soares (1979)   also proposed the generic synonymy Acrographinotus   = Sokkupia Mello­Leitão, 1949   , so that olivacea   was then transferred to Acrographinotus   . Acosta (2001) demonstrated that S. olivacea   belongs to an independent genus, thus revalidating Sokkupia   . Finally, Kury (2003) rescued Goodnight & Goodnight’s (1947) generic and specific names Junicus   and J. gerhardi   (originally placed in Phalangodidae   Tricommatinae, transferred to Pachylinae   by Kury 2003), stating that they are the valid names for the corresponding taxa ( S. olivacea   and A. luteipalpis   being accordingly placed in the synonymy of J. gerhardi   ). Despite those intricate nomenclatural changes, Marayniocus martensi   gen. n. sp. n. is clearly different from the actual species it was confused with.


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