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Pachyloidellus goliath

…a species of tropical harvestman that is native to Argentina in South America.  P.goliath is mainly active at night and is a generalist predator and has been observed feeding mostly on earthworms and a variety small insects. Like other harvestmen species when threatened P.goliath can secrete a defensive secretion which produces a strong odor in attempt to deter potential predators.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Chelicerata-Arachnida-Opiliones-Grassatores-Gonyleptidae-Pachyloidellus-P.goliath

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