Plistobunus Pocock, 1903,

Lian, Wei-Guang, Zhang, Chao & Zhang, Feng, 2011, Review of the genus Plistobunus Pocock, 1903, with description of a new species from Hainan Island, China (Opiliones, Laniatores, Epedanidae), ZooKeys 112, pp. 39-52: 41

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.112.1110

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scientific name

Plistobunus Pocock, 1903
status

 

Plistobunus Pocock, 1903 

Plistobunus  Pocock 1903: 447; Roewer 1912: 232; 1923: 207; 1938: 124.

Type species:

Plistobunus rapax  Pocock, 1903, by original designation.

Diagnosis.

Medium-sized epedanines (3.03-3.57) with a long median spine on the ocularium. Carapace with a row of 4-6 setiferous tubercles on each side of the frontal margin. Area II with a pair of spines. Area IV with a median spine. Area IV and all free tergites with a transverse row of hair-tipped tubercles. The proximal segment of chelicera elongated and armed above with numerous tubercles, of which distal one enlarged the largest on the dorsal surface. Pedipalpus elongated; femur of male with 9-13 setiferous tubercles ventrally, a longitudinal row of 7-9 setiferous tubercles dorsally, and with two tubercles on medial side distally; patella of male with two setiferous tubercle disto-medially and three setiferous tubercles ectally. Distitarsus of leg I with two segments. Shaft of penis widened distally. DP conspicuous, VP complex. G protrude sideways beyond the distal penis and near the DP. S is surrounded and protected by SL. BS globular, immovable and entire hidden into truncus.

Distribution:

China (Hongkong, Hainan).

Remarks.

The male genitalia of Plistobunus rapax  remains unknown, because the penis was lost (see remarks below). According to study of Plistobunus columnarius  sp. n., we tentatively supplemented the male genital structure to the generic characters.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Opiliones

Family

Epedanidae

Loc

Plistobunus Pocock, 1903

Lian, Wei-Guang, Zhang, Chao & Zhang, Feng 2011
2011
Loc

Plistobunus

Pocock 1903
1903