Gonyleptes Kirby, 1819

Pinto-da-Rocha, Ricardo, Benedetti, Alipio Rezende, de Vasconcelos, Eduardo Gomes & Hara, Marcos Ryotaro, 2012, New systematic assignments in Gonyleptoidea (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores), ZooKeys 198, pp. 25-68: 33

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scientific name

Gonyleptes Kirby, 1819
status

 

Gonyleptes Kirby, 1819  

Gonyleptes   Kirby, 1819: 450; Kury 2003: 126; (type species: Gonyleptes horridus   Kirby, 1819, by subsequent designation, Roewer 1913).

Collonychium   Bertkau, 1880: 108; Kury 2003: 122; (type species: Collonychium bicuspidatum   Bertkau, 1880, by monotypy). Syn. n.

Diagnosis.

Gonyleptes   is a genus composed of generally large species (dorsal scutum length longer than 8 mm), which males present femur IV with conspicuous armature and scutal areas I–III convex in lateral view. The penis presents ventral plate very convex and apex of ventral process serrate and semicircular. See taxonomical note below.

Taxonomical note.

Gonyleptes   possesses 23 species and its habitus resembles other genera placed in Gonyleptinae   . As Kury (2003) already suggested, the generic boundaries are not so clear cut. Collonychium   is an objective synonym of Gonyleptes   since both type species are synonymous. It can be only distinguished from related taxa, such as Geraeocormobius   Holmberg, 1887, by a combination of unsatisfactory Roewerian characteristics. The composition of the genus below includes the changes proposed in this article.

Composition. Gonyleptes acanthopus   (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824); Gonyleptes armatus   Perty, 1833; Gonyleptes atrus   Mello-Leitão, 1923, revalidated; Gonyleptes barbiellinii   Mello-Leitão, 1932; Gonyleptes calcaripes   (Roewer, 1917); Gonyleptes curticornis   ( Mello-Leitão, 1940); Gonyleptes curvicornis   (Roewer, 1932), revalidated, comb. n.; Gonyleptes fragilis   Mello-Leitão, 1923; Gonyleptes gertschi   Soares & Soares, 1948; Gonyleptes gonyleptoides   (Soares & Soares, 1945); Gonyleptes granulatus   (Piza, 1940); Gonyleptes horridus   Kirby, 1819; Gonyleptes parcigranulatus   Soares & Soares, 1949; Gonyleptes pectinatus   Koch, 1845; Gonyleptes pectinipes   Roewer, 1917; Gonyleptes perlatus   ( Mello-Leitão, 1935), comb. n.; Gonyleptes pseudogranulatus   Soares & Soares, 1946; Gonyleptes pseudoguttatus   Giltay, 1928; Gonyleptes pustulatus   Sørensen, 1884; Gonyleptes recentissimus   Mello-Leitão, 1932; Gonyleptes saprophilus   Mello-Leitão, 1922; Gonyleptes vatius   Bertkau, 1880; Gonyleptes viridisagittatus   Soares & Soares, 1945.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Opiliones

Family

Gonyleptidae

Loc

Gonyleptes Kirby, 1819

Pinto-da-Rocha, Ricardo, Benedetti, Alipio Rezende, de Vasconcelos, Eduardo Gomes & Hara, Marcos Ryotaro 2012
2012
Loc

Collonychium

Bertkau 1880
1880
Loc

Collonychium bicuspidatum

Bertkau 1880
1880
Loc

Gonyleptes

Kirby 1819
1819
Loc

Gonyleptes horridus

Kirby 1819
1819