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A review of the Cyphophthalmi of the United States and Mexico, with a proposed reclassification of the suborder (Arachnida, Opiliones). American Museum novitates ; no. 2705

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dc.contributor.author Shear, William A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:18:38Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:18:38Z
dc.date.issued 1980 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5400
dc.description 34 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-34). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The species of cyphophthalmid opilionids known from the United States and Mexico are surveyed. The genus Neosiro is considered a synonym of Siro; Siro sonoma is described as new. The male genitalia of S. exilis, S. kamiakensis, and S. acaroides are illustrated for the first time, and the male of Neogovea mexasca is newly described. A new scheme of family-level classification is proposed for the suborder worldwide. The family Sironidae Simon is redefined to include the genera Sira, Parasiro, Tranteeva, Odonotosiro, Metasiro, Paramiopsalis, and Suzukielus. Troglosiro is placed here provisionally. The new family Pettalidae is proposed for Pettalus, Purcellia, Parapurcellia, Neopurcellia, Speleosiro, Rakaia, and Chileogovea. The subfamily Stylocellinae Hansen and Sörensen is raised to family rank and redefined to include only the genus Stylocellus. For the genera Ogovea and Huitaca, the new family Ogoveidae is proposed, and for the genera Neogovea, Paragovia, and Metagovea, the new family Neogoveidae. The new arrangement is based upon a cladistic analysis. Arguments against Savory's 1977 proposal to consider the Cyphophthalmi an order of Arachnida separate from Opiliones are presented"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2705 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2705, 1980 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cyphophthalmi en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Opiliones -- United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Opiliones -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- Mexico en_US
dc.title A review of the Cyphophthalmi of the United States and Mexico, with a proposed reclassification of the suborder (Arachnida, Opiliones). American Museum novitates ; no. 2705 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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