Collonychium bicuspidatum Tijuca
Gonyleptes horridus Kirby, 1819 from Tijuca, by AB Kury.









Gonyleptes Kirby, 1819 was the first genus of Laniatores described. It has 22 species (+ 1 nomen dubium) of Brazilian large, dark-colored harvestmen. During many decades everybody, misled by Roewer, thought that this name referred to another species, but examination of the holotype in BMNH clarified this. [1]

Included species

Gonyleptes acanthopus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Gonyleptes atrus Mello-Leitão, 1923
Gonyleptes barbiellinii Mello-Leitão, 1932
Gonyleptes calcaripes (Roewer, 1917)
Gonyleptes curticornis (Mello-Leitão, 1940)
Gonyleptes curvicornis (Roewer, 1913)
Gonyleptes fragilis Mello-Leitão, 1923
Gonyleptes gertschi Soares & Soares, 1948
Gonyleptes gonyleptoides (Soares & Soares, 1945)
Gonyleptes granulatus (Piza, 1940)
Gonyleptes horridus Kirby, 1819
Gonyleptes parcigranulatus Soares & Soares, 1949
Gonyleptes pectinatus C.L. Koch, 1845
Gonyleptes pectinipes Roewer, 1917
Gonyleptes perlatus (Mello-Leitão, 1935)
Gonyleptes pseudogranulatus Soares & Soares, 1946
Gonyleptes pseudoguttatus Giltay, 1928
Gonyleptes pustulatus Sørensen, 1884
Gonyleptes recentissimus Mello-Leitão, 1932
Gonyleptes saprophilus Mello-Leitão, 1922
Gonyleptes vatius Bertkau, 1880
Gonyleptes viridisagittatus Soares & Soares, 1945

Nomina dubia

Gonyleptes armatus Perty, 1833

Relevant references

  1. Pinto-da-Rocha, R., Benedetti, A.R. Vasconcelos, E.G. & Hara. M.R. (2012) New systematic assignments in Gonyleptoidea (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores). ZooKeys, 198, 25–68.

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