Kairona Huber & Carvalho

Huber, Bernhard A. & Carvalho, Leonardo S., 2019, Filling the gaps: descriptions of unnamed species included in the latest molecular phylogeny of Pholcidae (Araneae), Zootaxa 4546 (1), pp. 1-96: 52

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4546.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E21587DB-FFAB-FFE7-FF11-F99D4E7CF84E

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scientific name

Kairona Huber & Carvalho
status

gen. n.

Kairona Huber & Carvalho  gen. n.

Type species. Kairona selva  sp. n.

Etymology. The genus name is derived from the ancient Greek Kairos, personification of opportunity, shown with one lock of hair on his forehead which reminds of the male ocular area modification of the type species; gender feminine.

Diagnosis/Description. See diagnosis and description of single known species below.

Notes. The recent molecular phylogeny of Pholcidae ( Eberle et al. 2018)  placed Kairona  in a highly supported clade together with Saciperere  (“Gen.n. Br15-45”); Pisaboa Huber, 2000  ; and Waunana Huber, 2000  . No morphological synapomorphy is known that joins these genera. They all share vertical hairs in high density on the male legs (femora and tibiae, or tibiae only) but this character is widespread among Modisiminae ( Huber 2000)  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae