Odontosiro lusitanicus, JUBERTHIE, 1961

Murienne, Jérôme & Giribet, Gonzalo, 2009, The Iberian Peninsula: ancient history of a hot spot of mite harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones: Cyphophthalmi: Sironidae) diversity, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156 (4), pp. 785-800: 789-790

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http://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00512.x

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scientific name

Odontosiro lusitanicus
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ODONTOSIRO LUSITANICUS JUBERTHIE, 1961  

Odontosiro lusitanicus Juberthie, 1961   was originally described from four specimens (one male, two females, and one juvenille) collected by M. H. Coiffait in Guimarães, 2 Portugal ( Juberthie, 1961), and was given its own generic status because of the unique combination of type-1 ozophores (as in Parasiro   ) and the presence of a complete corona analis (as in Siro   and Cyphophthalmus   ).

Rambla & Fontarnau (1984) reported two new localities for O. lusitanicus   , this time in Spain (in the provinces of Pontevedra and León), and more details on these plus three additional localities in Ourense, Lugo and Asturias were provided by Rambla & Fontarnau (1986). The species is therefore known from its type locality in northern Portugal, and from the notrthwestern Spanish autonomous regions of Galicia, Asturias and León. We have been unable to locate these specimens in the collection of Maria Rambla or at the MNHN. During G. Giribet’s recent collecting trips to Guimarães (Braga), little suitable habitat for Cyphophthalmi was identified, as most forested areas were Eucalyptus   plantations. Nearby localities in the Costa Verde of Portugal and Galicia did not yield any specimens of this genus. Odontosiro   remains a monotypic genus to date. This is also the only known genus of Sironidae   for which no specimen has been examined by the authors. O. lusitanicus   has often been collected with P. ramulosus   , although the latter tends to be much more abundant ( Rambla & Fontarnau, 1986).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Opiliones

Family

Sironidae

Genus

Odontosiro

Loc

Odontosiro lusitanicus

Murienne, Jérôme & Giribet, Gonzalo 2009
2009
Loc

Odontosiro

Juberthie 1962
1962
Loc

P. ramulosus

Juberthie 1962
1962
Loc

Odontosiro lusitanicus

Juberthie 1961
1961
Loc

O. lusitanicus

Juberthie 1961
1961
Loc

O. lusitanicus

Juberthie 1961
1961
Loc

Parasiro

Hansen & Sorensen 1904
1904
Loc

Cyphophthalmus

Joseph 1869
1869
Loc

Siro

Latreille 1795
1795