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1 December 2011 First record of paternal care in the family Stygnidae (Opiliones: Laniatores)
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Two cases of paternal care are described for species of the genus Stenostygnellus (Stygnidae), S. flavolimbatus Roewer 1913 and S. aff. flavolimbatus, both from Venezuela. Males of both species guard multiple clutches containing a large number of eggs, which are laid under rotting logs (S. flavolimbatus) or in the base of palm petioles (S. aff. flavolimbatus). These records probably represent a new and independently evolved case of paternal care in harvestmen.

Osvaldo Villarreal Manzanilla and Glauco Machado "First record of paternal care in the family Stygnidae (Opiliones: Laniatores)," The Journal of Arachnology 39(3), (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.1636/Hi11-29.1
Received: 24 March 2011; Published: 1 December 2011
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