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Acropsopilio
MCZ 127628 Acropsopilio chilensis lateral
Acropsopilio chilensis Silvestri, 1904, from Groh & Giribet 2015.

Suborder

Dyspnoi

Superfamily

Acropsopilionoidea

Family

Acropsopilionidae


Acropsopilio Silvestri, 1904 is a genus of Dyspnoi with 6 species and subspecies from Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, USA and Venezuela.

Synonymy[]

  • Acropsopilio Silvestri 1904: 254[1]; Mello-Leitão 1938b: 317; Cokendolpher & Lee 1993: 5 [type species: Acropsopilio chilensis Silvestri, 1904, by monotypy].
  • Zeopsopilio Forster 1948: 139[2] [type species: Zeopsopilio neozelandiae Forster, 1948; junior subjective synonym of Acropsopilio Silvestri, 1904 by Shear (1975b)[3]].

Etymology[]

From Greek ἄκρος (topmost) + ὄψ (eye) + pre-existing genus Opilio. Gender masculine.

Placement[]

Acropsopilio originally not included in any family. Silvestri (1904) discussed that the new genus has mixed characters of Eupnoi and Dyspnoi. Made as type of the new family Acropsopilionidae Roewer (1923) in the Dyspnoi. Zeopsopilio originally in Acropsopilionidae.

Species[]

  • Acropsopilio australicus Cantrell, 1980 -- Australia.
  • Acropsopilio boopis (Crosby, 1904) -- Canada, USA.
  • Acropsopilio chilensis Silvestri, 1904 -- Brazil, Chile.
  • Acropsopilio chomulae (Goodnight & Goodnight, 1948) -- Mexico.
  • Acropsopilio neozelandiae (Forster, 1948) -- New Zealand.
  • Acropsopilio venezuelensis González-Sponga, 1995 -- Venezuela.

References[]

  1. Silvestri, F. (1904) Note arachnologiche II. Descrizione di un nuovo genere di Opilionidi del Chile. Redia: Giornale di Entomologia, Firenze, 2, 254–256 + pl. 23.
  2. Forster, R.R. (1948a) A new genus and species of the family Acropsopilionidae (Opiliones) from New Zealand. Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 77(1), 139–141.
  3. Shear, W.A. (1975b) [1974] The opilionid family Caddidae in North America, with notes on species from other regions (Opiliones, Palpatores, Caddoidea). The Journal of Arachnology, 2(2), 65–88.
Dyspnoi Classification
Incertae sedis
Not assigned to family Ameticos | †Echinopustulatus
Superfamily Acropsopilionoidea
Family Acropsopilionidae Acropsopilio | Austropsopilio | Caddella
Family †Halithersidae Halitherses
Superfamily Ischyropsalidoidea
Family Ischyropsalididae
Subfamily Ceratolasmatinae Acuclavella | Ceratolasma
Subfamily Ischyropsalidinae Ischyropsalis
Family Sabaconidae Sabacon
Family Taracidae Crosbycus | Hesperonemastoma | Taracus
Superfamily Troguloidea
Family Dicranolasmatidae Dicranolasma
Family †Eotrogulidae Eotrogulus
Family Nemastomatidae


Subfamily Nemastomatinae Acromitostoma |

Carinostoma | Caucnemastoma | Centetostoma | Giljarovia | Hadzinia | Histricostoma | Mediostoma | Mitostoma | Nemaspela | Nemastoma | Nemastomella | Paranemastoma | Pyza | Saccarella | Starengovia | Vestiferum

Subfamily Ortholasmatinae Cladolasma | Dendrolasma | Martensolasma | Ortholasma | Trilasma
Family †Nemastomoididae Nemastomoides
Family Nipponopsalididae Nipponopsalis
Family Trogulidae Anarthrotarsus | Anelasmocephalus | Calathocratus | Kofiniotis | Trogulus
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