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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Opiliones
Suborder: Laniatores
Infraorder: Grassatores
Superfamily: Samooidea
Sørensen, 1886

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Samooidea is a large superfamily in the Grassatores group of harvestmen. It includes around 380 species distributed throughout the tropics.[1] They are characterized by the complex male genitalia, with eversible complementary sclerites.[1]

The Samooidea are closely related to Zalmoxoidea, although the exact relationships are not yet understood.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Adriano B. Kury (2003). "Annotated catalogue of the Laniatores of the New World (Arachnida, Opiliones)". Revista Ibérica de Aracnología. vol. especial monográfico 1: 1–337. 
  2. ^ Abel Pérez Gonzales & Adriano B. Kury (2007). "Taxonomy". In Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, Glauco Machado & Gonzalo Giribet. Harvestmen - The Biology of Opiliones. Harvard University Press. pp. 88–246. ISBN 0-674-02343-9.