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Giupponia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Arachnida
Family  Gonyleptidae
Scientific name  Giupponia chagasi
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Opiliones
Subfamily  Pachylinae
Rank  Genus
Similar  Iandumoema, Pachylinae, Escadabiidae, Gonyleptidae, Laniatores

Giupponia is a monotypic genus of the harvestman family Gonyleptidae. The only described species, G. chagasi, was found in two limestone caves in Serra do Ramalho, Bahia State, Brazil.

The long-legged species features several adaptations to cave life, such as complete eyelessness and lack of pigmentation.

Name

The genus and species are named after arachnologist Alessandro Ponce de Leão Giupponi and myriapodologist Amazonas Chagas Júnior, respectively.

References

Giupponia Wikipedia


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