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Three new species of Eusarcus Perty, 1833 (Opiliones, Gonyleptidae) from Brazilian caves

Gilson Argolo dos SANTOS JÚNIOR, Ludson Neves de ÁZARA & Rodrigo Lopes FERREIRA

en European Journal of Taxonomy 740 (36) - Pages 36-54

Published on 23 March 2021

Three new species of Eusarcus Perty, 1833 are described from Brazilian caves, increasing the number of species of the genus to 40, eight of which have occurrences in caves. Eusarcus capixaba sp. nov. is described from Lapa do Sítio Paraíso Cave, municipality of Ecoporanga, state of Espírito Santo. Eusarcus marmoreus sp. nov. is described from Caverna Archimides Panssini Cave, municipality of Vargem Alta, state of Espírito Santo. Finally, Eusarcus xambioa sp. nov. is described from Caverna da Explosão Cave, municipality of Xambioá, state of Tocantins. Notes on the species’ habitats and a distribution map are also provided.


Keywords :

Arachnida, Gonyleptoidea, Neotropics, Brazil, cave-dwellers

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