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1 August 2009 The chemical defenses of a stylocellid (Arachnida, Opiliones, Stylocellidae) from Sulawesi with comparisons to other Cyphophthalmi
Tappey H. Jones, William A. Shear, Gonzalo Giribet
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Abstract

Two female specimens of an undescribed species of stylocellid harvestman (Opiliones, Stylocellidae) from Sulawesi were extracted in methanol, and compounds in the product were identified by means of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Nineteen significant peaks were found, 12 of which were identified, indicating the presence of naphthoquinone, 2-tridecanone, 2-tetradecanone, 2-pentadecanone, 6-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone, 6-methyl-1,4-naphthalenediol, and at least four unsaturated ketones. The spectrum differed both qualitatively and quantitatively from previously published data on Siro exilis Hoffman 1963 and Cyphophthalmus duricorius Joseph 1868 (Sironidae).

Tappey H. Jones, William A. Shear, and Gonzalo Giribet "The chemical defenses of a stylocellid (Arachnida, Opiliones, Stylocellidae) from Sulawesi with comparisons to other Cyphophthalmi," The Journal of Arachnology 37(2), 147-150, (1 August 2009). https://doi.org/10.1636/SH08-48.1
Received: 11 June 2008; Published: 1 August 2009
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