Possible Cosmetus, copyright Arthur Anker.

Belongs within: Cosmetidae.

Cosmetus is a genus of harvestmen found in northern South America with short, slender, unarmed legs (Kury 2003).

Characters (from Kury 2003): Eyemound extremely flattened; outline of scutum without constrictions; area III with strong spines showing a high degree of fusion (sometimes fused into a single spine); legs short, slender, unarmed.

<==Cosmetus Perty 1833 K03 (see below for synonymy)
    |--*C. varius Perty 1833 K03
    |--C. arietinus (Mello-Leitão 1940) (see below for synonymy) K03
    |--C. biacutus Roewer 1947 K03
    |--C. birramosus (González-Sponga 1998) [=Cosmetiplus birramosus] K03
    |--C. columnaris (Roewer 1928) -, KA-Z11 [=*Cosmetellus columnaris, Paecilaema columnaris] K03
    |--C. coxaepunctatus Roewer 1927 [=*Cosmetiplus coxaepunctatus, Paecilaema coxaepunctata] K03
    |--C. delicatus (Soares & Soares 1946) [=*Vervloetia delicata] K03
    |--C. flavopictus Simon 1880 K03
    |--C. mesacanthus Kollar in Koch 1839 [=C. mesacathus, C. mesacanthos (l. c.)] K03
    |--C. migdaliae (González-Sponga 1992) [=Cosmetiplus migdaliae] K03
    |--C. peruvicus (Avram & Soares 1983) [=*Orthogryne peruvica] K03
    |--C. pleurostigma Sørensen 1932 K03
    |--C. pulcher Goodnight & Goodnight 1942 [=C. pulchrus] K03
    |--C. serrulatus (González-Sponga 1992) [=Cosmetiplus serrulatus] K03
    |--C. soerenseni (Mello-Leitão 1942) [=Cosmetigryne soerenseni] K03
    |--C. turritus Sørensen 1932 [=C. tursitus (l. c.)] K03
    |--C. unispinosus (Roewer 1915) [=*Cosmetigryne unispinosa] K03
    `--C. variolosus Mello-Leitão 1942 K03

Nomen nudum: Cosmetus testudineus Roewer 1912 [=C. testitudineus (l. c.)] K03

Cosmetus Perty 1833 K03 [incl. Belemnometus Mello-Leitão 1940 K03, Cosmetellus Roewer 1928 K03, KA-Z11, Cosmetigryne Roewer 1916 K03, Cosmetiplus Roewer 1947 K03, Orthogryne Avram & Soares 1983 K03, Procosmetus Mello-Leitão 1942 K03, Vervloetia Soares & Soares 1946 K03]

Cosmetus arietinus (Mello-Leitão 1940) [=*Belemnometus arietinus; incl. *Procosmetus dubius Mello-Leitão 1942, B. dubius] K03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[K03] Kury, A. B. 2003. Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, volumen especial monográfico 1: 1–337.

[KA-Z11] Kury, A. B., & M. A. Alonso-Zarazaga. 2011. Addenda and corrigenda to the "Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones)". Zootaxa 3034: 47–68.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Markup Key:
- <b>bold</b> = bold
- <i>italic</i> = italic
- <a href="">FoS</a> = FoS