Opilio

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Opilio
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Opiliones
Suborder:Eupnoi
Family:Phalangiidae
Subfamily:Opilioninae
Genus:Opilio
Herbst, 1798
Type species
Opilio silhavyi
Kratochvíl, 1936
Species

Opilio canestrinii
Opilio parietinus

others, see text
Diversity
63 species
 
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For other uses, see Opilio crab.
Opilio
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Opiliones
Suborder:Eupnoi
Family:Phalangiidae
Subfamily:Opilioninae
Genus:Opilio
Herbst, 1798
Type species
Opilio silhavyi
Kratochvíl, 1936
Species

Opilio canestrinii
Opilio parietinus

others, see text
Diversity
63 species

Opilio is a genus of harvestmen with more than sixty known recent species.

Name[edit]

The genus name is derived from Latin opilio "sheep-master" (a kind of slave), used by Plautus, also used by Virgil with the meaning "shepherd".[1]

Species[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Pinto-da-Rocha et al. 2007: 1

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