Classification, phylogeny and zoogeography of the American arachnids of the order Schizomida



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Texas Tech University


The purposes of this research were: (1) to provide a classification of generic and familial taxa of the arachnid order Schizomida on a world-wide basis, including a list of all species and a bibliography containing the entire primary literature; (2) to describe and classify the complete New World fauna as far as available material would allow; (3) to perform phylogenetic studies on the World genera and familial taxa, and New World species; and (4) to analyze the zoogeographical relationships of taxa wherever evidence allowed. Phylogenetic and taxonomic considerations and results are highly interdependent and were developed simultaneously, but are discussed separately herein.