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A new family of Gonyleptoidea from South America (Opiliones, Laniatores)

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Bragagnolo, Cibele [1, 2] ; Hara, Marcos R. [3] ; Pinto-da-Rocha, Ricardo [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, BR-05422970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Ciencias Exatas & Terra, BR-09972270 Diadema, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Artes Ciencias & Humanidades, BR-03828000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society; v. 173, n. 2, p. 296-319, FEB 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 8

A new family of Laniatores, Gerdesiidae fam. nov., is proposed based on molecular and morphological evidence. Data also indicate that this new family is the sister family of Tricommatidae. Gerdesiidae fam. nov. has a disjunct distribution, occurring in northern South America (Peru, Brazilian Amazon) and at a spot in south-eastern Brazil (Minas Gerais State). The new family is composed of two genera: GerdesiusRoewer, 1952 (type genus) and Gonycranaus gen. nov. (type species Gonycranaus androgynus sp. nov.). We propose the synonymy of HuralvioidesH. Soares, 1970 with GerdesiusRoewer, 1952 based on molecular and morphological evidence. Three new species are described: Gerdesius mapinguari sp. nov. (type locality: Brazil, Amazonas, Manaus, Reserva Km 41); Gonycranaus androgynus sp. nov. (type locality: Brazil, Minas Gerais, ConceicAo do Mato Dentro); and an obligate cave-dwelling species, Gonycranaus pluto sp. nov. (type locality: Brazil, Minas Gerais, Morro do Pilar).(c) 2015 The Linnean Society of London (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/50297-0 - Dimensions US-BIOTA São Paulo: a multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot
Grantee:Cristina Yumi Miyaki
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/17206-5 - Phylogenetic position of the lineages of Promitobates with emphasis on the limits and philogeography of the P. ornatus complex (Laniatores, Gonyleptidae, Mitobatinae)
Grantee:Cibele Bragagnolo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/02969-6 - Systematics of the genus Epiperipatus Clark, 1913 based on molecular and morphological data (Onychophora: Peripatidae)
Grantee:Ricardo Pinto da Rocha
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 08/06604-7 - Cladistics of the harvestmen of the family Gonyleptidae (Arachnida: Opiliones) based on morphological, behavioral and molecular characters
Grantee:Ricardo Pinto da Rocha
Support type: Regular Research Grants