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Revision of the troglomorphic genus Troglostygnopsis Šilhavý, 1974 (Opiliones, Laniatores, Stygnopsidae)

Jesús A. CRUZ-LÓPEZ & Oscar F. FRANCKE

en European Journal of Taxonomy 735 (74) - Pages 74-88

Published on 18 February 2021

In the present paper, we have made a taxonomic revision of the previously monotypic genus Troglostygnopsis Šilhavý, 1974. Based on the revision of diverse material, the genus is rediagnosed and the type species, Troglostygnopsis anophthalma Šilhavý, 1974 is redescribed. The new species Troglostygnopsis kalebi sp. nov. is described from specimens collected in a cave in Chiapas, Mexico, and this species is compared with T. anophthalma. A final discussion on some troglobitic genera of Stygnopsidae is addressed.


Keywords :

Caves, Gonyleptoidea, Mexico, new species, taxonomy

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