Hypomegalopsalis, Taylor, 2011

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 : 45

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

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gen. nov.

Hypomegalopsalis View in CoL new genus

Type species. Hypomegalopsalis tanisphyros View in CoL new species.

Diagnosis. Hypomegalopsalis is distinguished from Pantopsalis , Forsteropsalis , Spinicrus and Neopantopsalis by the presence of a well-developed apophysis, longer than wide, on the pedipalpal patella. It differs from Monoscutum , Acihasta , Templar and Australiscutum in having long, slender legs, and from Megalopsalis in the lack of elongate chelicerae in the male. It differs from Tercentenarium in having a short glans that is triangular in ventral view.

Description. As for type and only known species.

Etymology. From the Greek prefix hypo - (=less than) plus Megalopsalis , indicating the resemblance of this genus to Megalopsalis , albeit lacking sexual dimorphism. Gender feminine.

Distribution (fig. 44). Southwest Western Australia.

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