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Sandokanidae

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Sandokanidae is a family of harvestmen in the suborder Laniatores, formerly referred to as Oncopodidae (the name was replaced because of the secondary homonymy of the type genus Oncopus, replaced by Sandokan; this made the change of family name mandatory) [1]

Name

The name of the type genus is based on the name of a fictional Bornean prince-pirate.[1]

Description

Sandokanidae range in body size from about 2–11 mm. Their legs are relatively short and stout. Most species are amber colored with some dark brown patterns. A few undescribed Gnomulus species are orange.[2]

Distribution

This family is known from Southeast Asia from Indonesia, almost reaching New Guinea on Waigeo, up north into the Himalayan region.[2]

Relationships

Sandokanidae are probably the sister group to all other Grassatores.[2]

Species

  • Sandokan Özdikmen & Kury, 2007 [1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Özdikmen, Hüseyin; Kury, Adriano Brilhante. "REPLACEMENT NAMES FOR ONCOPUS AND ONCOPODIDAE (ARACHNIDA, OPILIONES)". Journal of Arachnology. 35 (2): 407–408. doi:10.1636/h05-46.1.
  2. ^ a b c Schwendinger, Peter (2007): Oncopodidae. Kury & Pérez G., 2002. In: Pinto-da-Rocha et al. 2007: 211ff
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Sandokanidae: Brief Summary

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Sandokanidae is a family of harvestmen in the suborder Laniatores, formerly referred to as Oncopodidae (the name was replaced because of the secondary homonymy of the type genus Oncopus, replaced by Sandokan; this made the change of family name mandatory)

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