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Samoidae

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Samoidae is a family of the harvestman infraorder Grassatores with about fifty described species.[1]

Description

The body length of members of this family ranges from about two to almost six millimeters. They are dull light brown to yellow or green yellow with darker mottling, and sometimes dark brown.[1]

Distribution

Samoidae from Polynesia, Melanesia, Australia, Mexico, the West Indies and Venezuela are all remarkably similar, while the species from Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles and Indonesia do at least in part not belong to this family.[1]

Relationships

The relationship with other families in the Samooidea is not yet understood.[1]

Name

The name of the type genus is derived from the type locality Samoa.[1]

Species

  • Badessa Sørensen, in L. Koch 1886
  • Orsa V. Silhavy, 1979
  • Samoa Sørensen, in L. Koch 1886

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e Pérez Gonzales, Abel & Kury, Adriano B. (2007): Samoidae. Sørensen, 1886. In: Pinto-da-Rocha et al. 2007: 224ff

References

  • Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog: Samoidae
  • Pinto-da-Rocha, R., Machado, G. & Giribet, G. (eds.) (2007): Harvestmen - The Biology of Opiliones. Harvard University Press ISBN 0-674-02343-9
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Samoidae: Brief Summary

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Samoidae is a family of the harvestman infraorder Grassatores with about fifty described species.

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