Check List 12(1): e19445, doi: 10.15560/12.1.1843
Distribution extension of Flirtea picta Perty, 1832 (Opiliones: Cosmetidae) to Brazilian Atlantic Forest with notes on ecology
expand article infoFrancisca Piñeiro-Passos, Alessandra Rodrigues Santos de Andrade§, Felipe Augusto Trindade Gondim-Silva, Tércio da Silva Melo§, Marcelo César Lima Peres
‡ Universidade Católica do Salvador, Brazil§ Universidade Católica do Salvador Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
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Herein we report the first record of the Flirtea picta Perty, 1832, harvestmen from the Atlantic Rainforest (Michelin Ecological Reserve – Igrapiúna – Bahia, Brazil). In Brazil, this study extends the distribution of the species, previously known only in Amazonas and Pará states. We collected 157 individuals in three environments: tree-fall gaps, inner forest and edge forest. A brief comment on some ecological aspects of this species is also presented.
geographical range; Neotropical region; tree-fall gaps; harvestmen ecology