Travuniidae

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Travuniidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Opiliones
Suborder: Laniatores
Superfamily: Travunioidea
Family: Travuniidae
Absolon & Kratochvíl, 1932
Species

see text

Diversity
9 genera, > 10 species

The Travuniidae are a small family of harvestman with little more than ten described species, within the suborder Laniatores.

Description[edit]

Travuniidae are at the most three millimeters long, with slender, unarmed legs and robust, strongly spined pedipalps.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Travuniidae have been found in Europe, Japan and the United States. Although some were described from Slovenia, these records proved to be erroneous.[1]

Relationships[edit]

Travuniidae are most closely related to Cladonychiidae; it is even possible that Travuniidae is paraphyletic in respect to this family.[1]

Name[edit]

The name of the type genus is derived from the Latin name of Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

Species[edit]

Peltonychiinae[edit]

Travuniinae[edit]

incertae sedis[edit]

  • Yuria Suzuki, 1964 — Japan
  • Yuria pulcra pulcra Suzuki, 1964
  • Yuria pulcra briggsi Suzuki, 1975

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kury, Adriano B. (2007): Travuniidae Absolon & Kratochvíl, 1932. In: Pinto-da-Rocha et al. 2007: 237ff

References[edit]

  • Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog: Travuniidae
  • Pinto-da-Rocha, R., Machado, G. & Giribet, G. (eds.) (2007): Harvestmen - The Biology of Opiliones. Harvard University Press ISBN 0-674-02343-9