Megalopsalis, Roewer, 1923

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 : 31

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5294784

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/516EE51C-217E-DC3E-E095-FADBFA79F887

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Felipe

scientific name

Megalopsalis
status

 

Key to species of Megalopsalis

1. Distitarsus II without ventral swellings on pseudosegments.................................................... 2

- Distitarsus II with ventral swellings on pseudosegments....................................................... 3

2. Pedipalpal femur heavily spinose; distitarsi III and IV not inflated, without ventral brush-like setae.... Megalopsalis leptekes

- Pedipalpal femur unarmed; distitarsi III and IV inflated proximally, with ventral rows of brush-like setae. Megalopsalis hoggi

3. Femur II with ventral spines............................................................................. 4

- Femur II unarmed..................................................................... Megalopsalis pilliga

4. Pedipalpal femur with dorsal spines................................................... Megalopsalis epizephyros

- Pedipalpal femur unarmed or with ventral spines only......................................................... 5

5. Spiracle spines relatively robust, lace tubercles short and forming more extensive field; pedipalpal femur never spinose (New South Wales)...................................................................... Megalopsalis serritarsus

- Spiracle spines more slender, lace tubercles more elongate but less extensive; pedipalpal femur may have ventral spines (Victoria, South Australia)................................................................ Megalopsalis eremiotis