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Two new troglomorph Pachylinae (Opiliones, Laniatores, Gonyleptidae) from caves in Bahia, Brazil

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Adriano B. Kury

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January 2008

Abstract

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.

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Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, Vol. 43, no. 3 (2008-01-01).

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Brazil, Caatinga, Cave Fauna, Harvestmen, Troglomorphism

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Brazil; Caatinga; Cave Fauna; Harvestmen; Troglomorphism

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SFS0072008_00001

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