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Genus Eumesosoma

Male with characters - Eumesosoma roeweri - male E. roeweri - Eumesosoma roeweri - female Harvestman - Eumesosoma Sclerosomatidae: Eumesosoma? - Eumesosoma roeweri
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Opiliones (Harvestmen)
Suborder Eupnoi
Superfamily Phalangioidea
Family Sclerosomatidae
Genus Eumesosoma
Explanation of Names
Eumesosoma Cokendolpher 1980
6 spp. total
Femur of leg I shorter than length of body; body hard and granulose dorsally, oval in shape
central and southeastern US; the widespread E. roeweri occurs N from TX in the Great Plains states
Forests, grasslands, often under debris
Print References
Cokendolpher, J.C. (1980) Replacement name for Mesosoma Weed, 1892, with a revision of the genus (Opiliones, Phalangiidae, Leiobuninae). Occasional Papers of The Museum, Texas Tech University, 66, 1–19. (online PDF)