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Systematic review of Promitobates Roewer, 1913 and cladistic analysis of Mitobatinae Simon, 1879 (Arachnida: Opiliones: Gonyleptidae)

Bragagnolo, Cibele [1] ; Pinto-Da-Rocha, Ricardo [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, BR-05422970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Source: Zootaxa; n. 3308, p. 1-48, MAY 10 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 15

A cladistic analysis of the genera of Mitobatinae and species of Promitobates Roewer, is presented. Only one equally most parsimonious tree was obtained (L=273, CI=0.36; RI=0.73) from a data matrix of 77 equally weighted characters. Mitobatinae is recovered as a monophyletic group, with low Bremer support, sister to ({''}Pachylinae{''} + Bourguyiinae). Despirus parvulus, Roewer is sister to the remaining mitobatines, which are divided into two major clades: {[}1] one that possesses a roughly rectangular body, and males and females with coxa and trochanter IV without large apophyses, including the genera Ischnotherus Kury, Encheiridium Kury, Metamitobates Roewer, Ruschia Mello-Leitao, Mitobatula Roewer, and Mitobates Sundevall; and {[}2] one that possesses the body roughly pyriform, with evident sexual dimorphism of coxa and trochanter IV, in which males have a large apophysis on coxa IV and tubercles on trochanter IV, including the genera Discocyrtoides Mello-Leitao, Longiperna Roewer, Neoancistrotus Mello-Leitao, and Promitobates. A taxonomic review of Promitobates and a new classification of its species, supported by results of the cladistic analysis, are presented. Based on these results P. intermedius (Mello-Leitao) comb. n., and P. nigripes (Mello-Leitao) comb. n., are revalidated and removed from the synonymy of P. ornatus (Mello-Leitao). The following synonymies are proposed: Leonardosia nitida Mello-Leitao = P. nigripes (Mello-Leitao), Ancistrotellus hauseri Silhavy = P. viridigranulatus (Soares \& Soares), P. margaritatus Roewer, 1931 = P. ornatus (Mello-Leitao, 1922) and P. mendax H. Soares, 1945 = P. hatschbachi H. Soares. Promitobates granulosissimus Mello-Leitao and P. hexacanthus Koch are considered species inquirendae. Four new species from Brazil are described: P. ale sp. n. (type locality: Ano Bom, Santa Catarina); P. trapista sp. n. (type locality: Reserva Morro Grande, Sao Paulo); P. weissbier sp. n. (type locality: Ribeirao Pires, Sao Paulo), and P. lager sp. n. (type locality: Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro). (AU)

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
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