Pachyloides hades, nueva especie de opilión de la Argentina (Opiliones, Gonyleptidae, Pachylinae)

Luis Eduardo Acosta

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Pachyloides hades, a new species of Gonyleptidae from the province of Tucumán, Argentina, is described and illustrated. It differs from its nearest relative, Pachyloides tucumanus Canals, mainly in the armature of the ocular tubercle and trochanter IV of the males. Differences from Pachyloides thorellii Holmberg and Daguerreia maculata Canals are also noted. P. hades was collected at two localities over 2,000 m above sea level.