Australiscutum, a new genus of Monoscutidae (Arachnida: Opiliones) from eastern Australia, with the first record of asymmetrical chelicerae in Opiliones

In: Insect Systematics & Evolution


A new genus of Monoscutidae (Arachnida: Opiliones), Australiscutum, containing three new species, A. hunti (type species), A. graciliforceps and A. triplodaemon, is described from Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Australiscutum triplodaemon differs from all other Opiliones described to date in possessing noticeably asymmetrical chelicerae, with the right chelicera much larger than the left.

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