Eucynortula albipunctata, copyright Stuart Longhorn.

Belongs within: Cosmetidae.

Eucynortula is a poorly defined genus of harvestmen found in Central and South America.

Characters (from Roewer 1923): Slim animals with long thin legs. Scutum and free tergites 1–3 unarmed, only area 3 with one median pair of tubercles. Second cheliceral segment in both sexes small and normally built. Legs in both sexes with basal sections of legs III–IV of the same habitus and strength as those of legs I–II; telotarsus II 3-segmented, telotarsus I 6-segmented; tarsi II–IV each more than 6-segmented, variable. Leg IV sometimes exhibiting secondary sexual characteristics in the male.

<==Eucynortula Roewer 1912 K03
    |--*E. albipunctata (Pickard-Cambridge 1904) [=Cynorta albipunctata] K03
    |--E. alboirrorata Caporiacco 1951 K03
    |--E. auropicta Roewer 1947 K03
    |--E. bituberculata (Pickard-Cambridge 1904) [=Cynorta bituberculata] K03
    |--E. lata (Banks 1909) [=Cynorta lata] K03
    |--E. metatarsalis Roewer 1912 (see below for synonymy) K03
    |--E. multilineata Goodnight & Goodnight 1947 [=Cynorta multilineata] K03
    |--E. nannocornuta (Chamberlin 1925) (see below for synonymy) K03
    |--E. pentapunctata Roewer 1947 K03
    |--E. puer Mello-Leitão 1943 K03
    |--E. rugipes Roewer 1947 K03
    `--E. ypsilon Roewer 1927 K03

Eucynortula metatarsalis Roewer 1912 [incl. E. metatarsalis medialis Roewer 1912, E. metatarsalis separata Roewer 1912] K03

Eucynortula nannocornuta (Chamberlin 1925) [=Cynorta nannocornuta, C. nannacornuta (l. c.); incl. E. dorsata Goodnight & Goodnight 1942, E. sexpunctata Goodnight & Goodnight 1942] 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.

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

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