Dorsum of Cynortula brevipes, from Roewer (1947).

Belongs within: Cosmetidae.

Cynortula is a genus of harvestmen found in Central and tropical South America.

See also: Cynortula, Cynortula.

Characters (from González-Sponga 1992): Ocular tubercle sub-elliptic, with abundant small granules. Abdominal areas I and II with small granules in the center; area III with very small tubercles. Tergites traversed by a row of very small granules. Distal segment of chelicerae similar in both sexes. Short and narrow ambulatory legs, femur IV slightly curved at base. Basal segments of tarsus I thickened in male. Tarsal segments of legs I = 7(3) in male, 6(3) in female. Tarsal segments of legs II = 12–17(3). Claws of legs III and IV not pectinate.

<==Cynortula Roewer 1912 K03
    |--*C. longipes (Pickard-Cambridge 1904) [=Cynorta longipes] K03
    |--C. alejandra Roewer 1957 K03
    |--C. biprocurvata Roewer 1952 K03
    |--C. bolivari Roewer 1952 K03
    |--C. brevipes Roewer 1947 K03
    |--C. cingulata Roewer 1933 K03
    |--C. figurata Roewer 1957 K03
    |--C. garna Goodnight & Goodnight 1942 K03
    |--C. granulata Roewer 1912 K03
    |--C. guttistriata Roewer 1947 K03
    |--C. ignacia Roewer 1957 K03
    |--C. koelpelii Roewer 1912 [=Cynorta koelpelii] K03
    |--C. limitata Roewer 1927 K03
    |--C. modesta (Sørensen 1932) [=Cynorta modesta] K03
    |--C. oblongata Roewer 1927 K03
    |--C. patellaris Roewer 1947 K03
    |--C. pectinipes Roewer 1947 K03
    |--C. pedalis (Banks 1909) [=Cynorta pedalis, Eucynortella pedalis] K03
    |--C. peruviana Roewer 1952 K03
    |--C. pizai Soares 1945 K03
    |--C. punctata Roewer 1947 K03
    |--C. quadrimaculata Roewer 1912 K03
    |--C. robusta Roewer 1947 K03
    |--C. santarosa Roewer 1957 K03
    |--C. stellata Roewer 1912 K03
    |--C. striata Roewer 1912 [=Cynorta striata] K03
    |--C. torquata Roewer 1947 K03
    |--C. unapunctata Goodnight & Goodnight 1943 K03
    |--C. undulata Roewer 1947 K03
    |--C. venezuelensis Roewer 1915 (see below for synonymy) K03
    |--C. wheeleri Roewer 1931 K03
    `--C. zaca Goodnight & Goodnight 1942 K03

Cynortula venezuelensis Roewer 1915 [=Cynortula venezuelenesis (l. c.); incl. Cynorta dimorpha Sørensen 1932, Cynortula dimorpha] K03

*Type species of generic name indicated


González-Sponga, M. A. 1992. Aracnidos de Venezuela. Opiliones Laniatores II. Familia Cosmetidae. Biblioteca de la Academia de Ciencias Fisicas, Matematicas y Naturales Caracas—Venezuela 26: 1–432.

[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.

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