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Synthetonychiidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Laniatores
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Harvestmen
Class  Arachnida
Superfamily  Triaenonychioidea
Rank  Family
Genus  Synthetonychia Forster, 1954
Similar  Harvestmen, Ceratolasmatidae, Travuniidae, Triaenonychidae, Escadabiidae

The Synthetonychiidae are a small family of harvestman with a handful of species in a single genus. They are endemic to New Zealand.

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Description

Species in this family are between one and two millimeters long, with legs up to almost six mm.

Distribution

All described species occur only on New Zealand.

Relationships

Synthetonychiidae seem to be closely related to the Triaenonychidae from the Australian region.

Name

The name of the type genus is combined from Ancient Greek synthetos "compounded" and onychion, the diminutive of onyx "claw".

Species

  • Synthetonychia oliveae Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia acuta Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia cornua Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia fiordensis Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia glacialis Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia florae Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia hughsoni Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia minuta Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia obtusa Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia oparara Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia proxima Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia ramosa Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia sinuosa Forster, 1954
  • Synthetonychia wairarapae Forster, 1954
  • References

    Synthetonychiidae Wikipedia


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