Ultrastructure of Antoonops, a new, ant-mimicking genus of Afrotropical Oonopidae (Araneae) with complex internal genitalia ; American Museum novitates, no. 3614

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dc.contributor.author Fannes, Wouter. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jocqué, Rudy. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-23T15:02:34Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-23T15:02:34Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5919
dc.description 30 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-30). en_US
dc.description.abstract Antoonops, a new genus of the spider family Oonopidae, is described from West Africa. The genus contains four new species, all known from both sexes: A. corbulo (type species), A. bouaflensis, A. iita, and A. nebula. All species mimic ants and exhibit a pronounced sexual dimorphism. Several new ultrastructural features are reported, including putative gland pores associated with the coxal insertions, specialized cheliceral setae, and peculiarly modified male endites. The potential of these and other traits as phylogenetically informative characters is discussed. SEM investigation of the internal female genitalia of A. corbulo reveals the presence of two peculiarly shaped sclerites embedded in the walls of the uterus externus and a reproductive tract with an apparent flow-through design. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3614 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3614 2008 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Antoonops. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oonopidae -- Africa, West. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- Africa, West. en_US
dc.title Ultrastructure of Antoonops, a new, ant-mimicking genus of Afrotropical Oonopidae (Araneae) with complex internal genitalia ; American Museum novitates, no. 3614 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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