Gonyleptes horridus Kirby, 1819

Pessoa-Silva, Marilia, Hara, Marcos Ryotaro & Pinto-da-Rocha, Ricardo, 2021, Revision of the southern Andean genus Sadocus Sorensen, 1886 (Opiliones, Gonyleptidae, Pachylinae), ZooKeys 1025, pp. 91-137: 91

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scientific name

Gonyleptes horridus Kirby, 1819
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Gonyleptes horridus Kirby, 1819  

Gonyleptes horridus   Kirby, 1819: 452, pl. 22, fig 16 [desc]; Kury 2003: 128 [cat]; Hara et al. 2012: 38-39 [syst]; Pinto-da-Rocha et al. 2012: 26, 41-45 [syst]; Pinto-da-Rocha et al. 2014: 4, 17 [syst]; Hara 2016: 106-109 [syst]. (Type holotype NHM 1863.41, ma examined by detailed photographs).

Lycomedes calcar   Roewer, 1913: 132, fig 59 [desc]; Acosta 1996: 218 [cit] (Type holotype SMF RI, 782, ma examined). syn. nov.

Lycomedicus calcar   : Roewer, 1923: 444, fig 558 [rdesc]; Canals 1936: 69 [cat]; Soares and Soares 1954: 271 [cat]; Cekalovic 1968: 8 [cat], 1985: 18 [cat].

Sadocus calcar   : Kury, 2003, 191 [cat]; Kury et al. 2020b [cat].

Taxonomic note.

The holotype of Sadocus calcar   is in a very bad state of preservation; only part of the carapace, with the ozopores, and leg IV remain. The rest of the prosoma and all of the other legs are absent. Even in this condition, we noted that S. calcar   lacks the large tubercles and spines on the free tergites, which are diagnostic of Sadocus   . Furthermore, the armature of trochanter IV and the long, bifid, C-shaped dorso-basal apophysis on femur IV are strikingly similar to those of Gonyleptes horridus   , a common species in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Therefore, we propose S. calcar   as a junior synonym of G. horridus   . This synonymy made us conclude that the provenance of S. calcar   is mistaken, because G. horridus   is endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest. It is widely known that Roewer, unfortunately, indicated wrong provenance of a few species, and this seems to be the case for this species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Opiliones

Family

Gonyleptidae

Genus

Gonyleptes

Loc

Gonyleptes horridus Kirby, 1819

Pessoa-Silva, Marilia, Hara, Marcos Ryotaro & Pinto-da-Rocha, Ricardo 2021
2021
Loc

Lycomedes calcar

Roewer 1913
1913
Loc

Lycomedicus calcar

Roewer 1913
1913
Loc

Gonyleptes horridus

Kirby 1819
1819