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

  • 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.

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Author:Gilson Argolo dos Santos Júnior, Ludson Neves de Ázara, Rodrigo Lopes Ferreira
Parent Title (English):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (740:35-54)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/03/23
Date of first Publication:2021/03/23
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/05/17
Tag:Arachnida; Brazil; Gonyleptoidea; Neotropics; cave-dwellers
Page Number:19
First Page:36
Last Page:54
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0