BINCO describes a new species of opilionid
Monday January 31st, 2011
|In Discoveries, Publications
In 2008 BINCO carried out a biodiversity survey of the inselberg ‘Savanna Roche Virginie’ in French Guiana. We discovered several invertebrate species new to science. One of the species we describe is a cypthothalmid, a small litter inhabiting harvestmen.
Cyphothalmids are often overlooked in biodiversity surveys due to their small size, cryptic mode of life and general resemblance to mites. The new species is named Neogovea virginie after the unique site where it was found and where many other species remain to be discovered. You can find the description here.