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Cyphophthalmi
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Order

Opiliones

Suborder

Cyphophthalmi

Diversity

208 spp[1]


Cyphophthalmi is a suborder of small moss-dwelling Opiliones with more than two hundred species. From the 1990s there has been a Renaissance of their study, initiated by Gonzalo Giribet, leading to wide biogeographic studies.

Subtaxa

Taxonomy

Summary of the families. [1]

External links

Checklist of the Cyphophthalmi species of the World (Gonzalo Giribet) - [2]

References

  1. Kury, A.B. (2000 onwards) Classification of Opiliones. Museu Nacional/UFRJ website. Online at: http://www.museunacional.ufrj.br/mndi/Aracnologia/opiliones.html
Cyphophthalmi Classification
Incertae sedis
Not assigned to family Ankaratra | Marwe | Sheargovea
Infraorder Scopulophthalmi
Family Pettalidae Aoraki | Austropurcellia | Chileogovea | Karripurcellia | Milipurcellia | Manangotria | Neopurcellia | Parapurcellia | Pettalus | Purcellia | Rakaia | Speleosiro
Infraorder Sternophthalmi
Family Troglosironidae Troglosiro
Family Neogoveidae Brasiliogovea | Canga | Huitaca | Metagovea | Metasiro | Neogovea | Paragovia | Tucanogovea
Family Ogoveidae Ogovea
Infraorder Boreophthalmi
Family Sironidae Cyphophthalmus | Iberosiro | Odontosiro | Paramiopsalis | Parasiro | Siro | Suzukielus
Family Stylocellidae Subfamily Fangensinae Fangensis | Giribetia
Subfamily Leptopsalidinae Leptopsalis | Megahalaya | Miopsalis
Subfamily Stylocellinae Stylocellus
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