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Published: 2018-07-23

Description of a new species of Eucynorta (Opiliones, Cosmetidae) from Cortés, Honduras

Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Caixa Postal 11461, 05422-970 São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Life Collections, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, United Kingdom
Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Caixa Postal 11461, 05422-970 São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Life Collections, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, United Kingdom Operation Wallacea, Hope House, Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire PE23 4EX, UK
Opiliones Arachnida Cosmetidae Eucynorta Honduras


A new species, Eucynorta rooneyi sp. nov. (Opiliones, Cosmetidae), is described from Parque Nacional Cusuco, Cortés, Honduras, a tropical montane cloud forest habitat. This is the thirty-fifth species of Eucynorta Roewer, 1912, and is characterized by the combination of three sexually dimorphic characters in males: enlarged chelicerae, some armature on femur III and IV, and swollen basitarsi on leg I. This new species is distinct from other Eucynorta species due to its unique pattern of yellow markings on area I of the dorsal scutum, and unarmed free tergites with line markings.



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How to Cite

DAMRON, B. N., PINTO-DA-ROCHA, R., & LONGHORN, S. J. (2018). Description of a new species of <em>Eucynorta</em> (Opiliones, Cosmetidae) from Cortés, Honduras. Zootaxa, 4450(1), 125–134.