Opiliones

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Opiliones
Harvestman leiobunum blackwalli female.jpg
A female Leiobunum blackwalli, shawin the lang legs
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Dromopoda
Order: Opiliones
Sundevall, 1833
Suborders
Diversity
5 suborders, > 6,500 species

Opiliones (Laitin opilio, "shepherd"; umwhile Phalangida) are an order o arachnids commonly kent as harvestmen. As o December 2011, ower 6,500 species o harvestmen hae been discovered worldwide,[1] altho the tot nummer o extant species mey exceed 10,000.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Adriano B. Kury (2011). Order Opiliones Sundevall, 1833 (PDF). In Z.-Q. Zhang. "Animal biodiversity: an outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness". Zootaxa 4138: 112–114. 
  2. Glauco Machado, Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha & Gonzalo Giribet (2007). "What are harvestmen?". In Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, Glauco Machado & Gonzalo Giribet. Harvestmen: the Biology of Opiliones. Harvard University Press. pp. 1–13. ISBN 0-674-02343-9.