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Other Genera: (in progress)  Dacnopilio Graecophalangium

Dacnopilio

Genus
The genus Dacnopilio was originally described by Roewer (1911:95) as a monotypic genus for his newly described species D. armatus.

Higher Classification
SubfamilyPhalangiinae
FamilyPhalangiidae
SuperfamilyPhalangioidea
SuborderEupnoi
OrderOpiliones

Type species
The type species for this genus is D. armatus by monotypy.

Currently valid species

Name Described by Note
Danopilio armatus Roewer, 1911:96
Dacnopilio kraepelini (Roewer, 1911):22 1
Dacnopilio insularis Hansen, 1921:32 2
Dacnopilio quadridentatus Lawrence, 1965:798
Dacnopilio scopulatus Lawrence, 1963:87

Notes:

1 Originally described in the genus Egaenus. Transferred from Egaenus to Dacnopilio by Roewer (1923:796).
2 Roewer missed D. insularis in his 1923 work. As a consequence, this species is often excluded for lists of the species in the genus (e.g. Hallan, 2005). Staręga, 1984:20 confirms it as a valid species [Die Originalbeschreibung ist genug präzis und gut illustriert und läßt die Art identifizieren und ihre Gattungszugehörigkeit einwandfrei feststellen.].

Species moved to other genera

Name Status Literature
Dacnopilio pteronius
(Sørensen, 1910)
Cristina pteronia
(Sørensen, 1910)
Originally Phalangium pteronium; Moved to Dacnopilio by Roewer, 1912:167; Moved to Cristina by Staręga, 1984:14
Dacnopilio carthaginiensis Roewer, 1923 Metaphalangium tuberculatum
(Lucas, 1846)
syn Staręga, 1984:42
Dacnopilio obsurior
Roewer, 1956
Dacnopilio armatus Roewer, 1911 syn Staręga, 1984:17

Bibliography

Source Language Species [§=invalid] Link
Hansen, H.J. (1921) The Pedipalpi, Ricinulei, and Opiliones (exc. Op. Laniatores) collected by Mr. Leonardo Fea in tropical West Africa and adjacent islands. In: Hansen, H.J., Studies on Arthropoda I:5–55. English D. insularis PDF
Lawrence, R.F. (1963) LXXIV.- Opiliones. In: Resultats scientifiques des missions zoologiques de l`IRSAC en Afrique orientale - (P. Basilewsky et N. Leleup, 1957). Annales Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, (Sciences zoologiques) 110:9–89. English D. scopulatus PDF
Lawrence, R.F. (1965) A small collection of Opiliones from the Ivory Coast of West Africa. Bulletin du Museum National d'histoire naturelle,Paris (2)36:797-811. English D. quadridentatus PDF
Roewer, C.F. (1911) Übersicht der Genera der Subfamilie der Phalangiini der Opiliones Palpatores nebst Beschreibung einiger neuer Gattungen und Arten. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin, Abt. A, Original-Arbeiten 77(2):1-106. German Genus description
D. armatum
D. kraepelini
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Roewer, C.F. (1912) Revision der Opiliones Palpatores (= Opiliones Plagiostethi). II. Teil: Familie der Phalangiidae. (Subfamilien: Sclerosomini, Oligolophini, Phalangiini). Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften, herausgegeben vom Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein in Hamburg 20(1):1-295. German D. kraepelini PDF
Roewer, C.F. (1923) Die Weberknechte der Erde. Systematische Bearbeitung der bisher bekannten Opiliones. 1116pp. German D. armatus
D. pteronius §
D. kraepelini
D. carthageniensis §
PDF
Starega, W. (1984) Revision der Phalangiidae (Opiliones), III. Die afrikanischen Gattungen der Phalangiinae, nebst Katalog aller afrikanischen Arten der Familie. Annales Zoologici (Polska Akademia Nauk) 38(1):1-79. German D. armatus
D. kraepelini
D. insularis
D. quadridentatus
D. carthageniensis §
D. obscurior §
D. pteronius §
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