Dorsum of Metassamia furcidens, from Roewer (1935).

Belongs within: Assamiidae.

The Assamiinae are a group of harvestmen found primarily in tropical Asia.

Characters (from Roewer 1935): Tarsi III and IV without pseudonychia above double claws. Distitarsus I two-segmented. Double claws of tarsi III and IV simple, without tooth-comb. Spiracles clearly visible, not hidden by denticles. Pedipalpal femur bearing ventral teeth that are shorter than femur diameter. Anterior edge of carapace with a median oblique upright spine.

    |--Puria Roewer 1923 R35
    |    `--*P. dorsalis (Roewer 1914) R35, B02 [=Assamia dorsalis B02]
    |--Assamiella Roewer 1923 R35
    |    `--*A. marginata (Roewer 1912) R35, B02 [=Assamia marginata B02]
    |--Gudalura Roewer 1927 R35
    |    `--G. biseriata Roewer 1927 R35
    |--Gomezyta Roewer 1935 R35
    |    `--*G. africana Roewer 1935 R35
    |--Dawnabius Roewer 1935 R35
    |    `--*D. pectinatus (Roewer 1912) [=Assamia pectinata] R35
    |--Anassamia Roewer 1935 R35
    |    `--*A. rufa (Roewer 1927) R35, B02 [=Assamia rufa B02]
    |--Pechota Roewer 1935 R35
    |    `--*P. marginalis Roewer 1935 R35
    |--Parassamia Roewer 1935 R35
    |    `--*P. sexdentata (Thorell 1889) [=Assamia sexdentata, Metassamia sexdentata] R35
    |--Tavoybia Roewer 1935 R35
    |    `--*T. quadrispina Roewer 1935 R35
    |--Assaphalla Martens 1977 M77
    |    `--*A. peralata Martens 1977 M77
    |--Umtaliella Lawrence 1934 K61
    |    `--*U. rhodesiensis Lawrence 1934 S92
    |--Neassamia Roewer 1935 R35
    |    |--*N. aborensis (Roewer 1913) R35, B02 [=Assamia aborensis B02]
    |    `--N. siamensis Roewer 1935 R35
    |--Nepalsioides Martens 1977 M77
    |    |--*N. thodunga Martens 1977 M77
    |    `--N. angusta Martens 1977 M77
    |--Micrassamula Martens 1977 M77
    |    |--*M. thak Martens 1977 M77
    |    `--M. jumlensis Martens 1977 M77
    |--Nepalsia Martens 1977 M77
    |    |--*N. rhododendron Martens 1977 M77
    |    |--N. betula Martens 1977 M77
    |    `--N. picea Martens 1977 M77
    |--Assamia Sørensen 1884 R35
    |    |--*A. westermanni Sørensen 1884 R35
    |    |--A. bituberculata Thorell 1889 R35
    |    |--A. gravelyi Roewer 1911 R35
    |    |--A. punctata Roewer 1924 B02
    |    `--A. simonis Thorell 1889 T89
    `--Metassamia Roewer 1923 R35
         |--*M. soerensenii (Thorell 1889) R35 [=Assamia soerensenii R23]
         |--M. bihemisphaerica Roewer 1927 R35
         |--M. ‘bituberculata’ (Roewer 1912) R35 [=Assamia bituberculata non Thorell 1889 R23]
         |--M. furcidens Roewer 1935 R35
         |--M. nepalica Martens 1977 M77
         |--M. reticulata (Simon 1887) R35 [=Maracandus reticulatus R23, Assamia reticulata R23]
         |--M. septemdentata Roewer 1923 R35
         |--M. spinifrons (Roewer 1915) R35 [=Assamia spinifrons R23]
         `--M. variata (Sørensen & Henriksen 1932) (n. d.) [=Assamia variata] R35

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B02] Bastawade, D. B. 2002. Revision of five known species of family Assamidae, Laniatores: Opiliones, on the basis of types and identified specimens deposited in the Zoological Survey of India National Collection, by Roewer (1911-1939). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 99 (3): 455-466.

[K61] Kauri, H. 1961. Opiliones. In: Hanström, B., P. Brinck & G. Rudebeck. South African Animal Life: Results of the Lund University Expedition in 1950–1951 vol. 8 pp. 9–197. Almqvist & Wiksell: Uppsala.

[M77] Martens, J. 1977. Opiliones aus dem Nepal-Himalaya. III. Oncopodidae, Phalangodidae, Assamiidae (Arachnida). Senckenbergiana Biologica 57 (4-6): 295-340.

[R23] Roewer, C.-F. 1923. Die Weberknechte der Erde: Systematische Bearbeitung der bisher bekannnten Opiliones. Gustav Fischer: Jena.

[R35] Roewer, C.-F. 1935. Alte und neue Assamiidae. Weitere Weberknechte VIII. (8. Ergänzung der “Weberknechte der Erde” 1923). Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Kolonial- und Uebersee-Museum in Bremen 1: 1-168.

[S92] Staręga, W. 1992. An annotated check-list of Afrotropical harvestmen, excluding the Phalangiidae (Opiliones). Annals of the Natal Museum 33 (2): 271-336.

[T89] Thorell, T. 1889. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. XXI. – Aracnidi Artrogastri Birmani raccolti da L. Fea nel 1885-1887. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a 7: 521-729.

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