Metagonyleptes calcar, from Vae victis.

Belongs within: Gonyleptidae.

Metagonyleptes is a genus of gonyleptid harvestmen found in southern Brazil.

Characters (from Soares & Soares 1949): Ocular tubercle with two spines. Areas I and II of dorsal scutum with two tubercles, III with two tubercles or spines, IV unarmed. Free Tergites I, II or III with a median tubercle or spine. Anal operculum unarmed. Femur of palps unarmed. Tarsus I 6-segmented, other tarsi with more than 6 segments.

<==Metagonyleptes Roewer 1913 [incl. Geogonys Mello-Leitão 1937] K03
    |--*M. carinatus (Sørensen 1884) [=Gonyleptes carinatus] K03
    |--M. calcar Roewer 1913 [incl. Moojenia bicalcarata Mello-Leitão 1942, Metagonyleptoides bicalcaratus] K03
    |--M. cupidensis (Soares & Soares 1946) [=Metagonyleptoides cupidensis] K03
    |--M. curvispinosus (Mello-Leitão 1935) [=Nygoleptes curvispinosus] K03
    |--M. grandis Roewer 1913 K03
    |--M. hamatus Roewer 1913 K03
    |--M. incertus (Mello-Leitão 1940) [=Geraecormobius incertus, G. incerta (l. c.)] K03
    |--M. pallidipalpis (Mello-Leitão 1937) [=*Geogonys pallidipalpis] K03
    |--M. pectiniger Roewer 1913 K03
    |--M. serratus Roewer 1913 [incl. Acrogonyleptes maximus Roewer 1930, Hanseniella maxima] K03
    |--M. torulosus Roewer 1930 K03
    `--M. wygodzinskyi Soares & Soares 1954 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.

Soares, B. A. M., & H. E. M. Soares. 1949. Monografia dos gêneros de opiliões neotrópicos II. Arquivos de Zoologia do Estado de São Paulo 7 (2): 149–240.

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