Megalopsalis triascuta, Forster 1944

Taylor, Christopher K., 2011, Revision of the genus Megalopsalis (Arachnida: Opiliones: Phalangioidea) in Australia and New Zealand and implications for phalangioid classification 2773, Zootaxa 2773 (1), pp. 1-65 : 44

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2773.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5971A49B-D463-472F-B68F-2BDE485A3EAE

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/516EE51C-214B-DC0B-E095-F9A2FC5DF826

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scientific name

Megalopsalis triascuta
status

 

‘Megalopsalis’ triascuta Forster 1944

Megalopsalis triascuta Forster 1944: 189–190 , figs 1–3.

Material examined. Juvenile holotype. WI. Feilding Hills , New Zealand, 1 November 1942, R . Forster , under log ( MONZ) .

Other material examined ( MONZ): GB. 1 juvenile, Beech forest , Te Piripiri Bay , Lake Waikaremoana, Urewera National Park, New Zealand, ex sifting litter, 20 March 1997 .

Comments. This species probably does not belong to Megalopsalis , as indicated by the extremely elongate, filiform apophysis on the pedipalpal patella ( Forster 1944). Unfortunately, the holotype is immature (personal observation 2001), and does not allow the position of this species to be established. Until corresponding adult specimens are described, Megalopsalis triascuta must remain incertae sedis.

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

MONZ

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa - Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Opiliones

Family

Neopilionidae

Genus

Megalopsalis

Loc

Megalopsalis triascuta

Taylor, Christopher K. 2011
2011
Loc

Megalopsalis triascuta

Forster, R. R. 1944: 190
1944