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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2019-07-02
Page range: 51–54
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Obscure priority: on the authorship of the nomen Sironidae (Arachnida, Opiliones)

Departamento de Invertebrados, Museu Nacional/UFRJ, Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão, 20.940-040, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil
Arachnida harvestmen Cyphophthalmi Holarctic


The family nomen Sironidae, widely attributed to Simon (1879), but recently stated to have been made available 40 years before by C. L. Koch (1839), is now shown to be even older, dating of Leach (1816), in a publication never acknowledged in the arachnological literature.