Two new troglomorph Pachylinae (Opiliones, Laniatores, Gonyleptidae) from caves in Bahia, Brazil
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Two new species of troglomorph Pachylinae are described from caves in a xeric biome of eastern Brazil. Both are assigned to extant genera, known from epigean environment – Discocyrtus Holmberg, 1878 and Eusarcus Perty, 1833. These are the first records of Opiliones from the caves “Gruna do Brejo & Verruga” and “Caverna Pedra Furada,” Sistema Lapa Doce in the Brazilian state of Bahia. Both species show moderate troglomorph features such as partial depigmentation and elongation of appendages.
Brazil, Caatinga, Cave Fauna, Harvestmen, Troglomorphism
Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, Vol. 43, no. 3 (2008-01-01).
Kury, Adriano B., "Two new troglomorph Pachylinae (Opiliones, Laniatores, Gonyleptidae) from caves in Bahia, Brazil" (2008). KIP Articles. 5604.