The haplogyne spider genus Nopsides (Araneae, Caponiidae), with notes on Amrishoonops. (American Museum novitates, no. 3708)

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dc.contributor.author Jiménez, Maria Luisa.
dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I.
dc.contributor.author Dupérré, N. (Nadine)
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-21T13:41:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-21T13:41:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6102
dc.description 18 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. "April 15, 2011." en
dc.description.abstract The caponiid spider genus Nopsides Chamberlin was established on the basis of juvenile specimens from Isla Cerralvo in the Gulf of California. Adult males and females of the type (and only known) species, N. ceralbonus Chamberlin, are described for the first time, and the species is newly recorded from the Mexican mainland as well as the Baja peninsula. These animals are nopines (i.e., have subsegmented tarsi), can easily be recognized by their unique eye pattern (with four eyes in two widely separated rows), and are notable for the modifications of the inferior claws. In both sexes, the inferior claw is greatly elongated on legs I and II, but is missing entirely on legs III and IV. A single juvenile specimen, reportedly taken in Peru, shares these somatic characters and suggests that the genus might be more widespread. In a supplement, the genus Amrishoonops Makhan and Ezzatpanah is placed as a junior synonym of the anapid genus Pseudanapis Simon. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3708. en
dc.subject Nopsides ceralbonus. en
dc.subject Nopsides. en
dc.subject Amrishoonops. en
dc.subject Spiders. en
dc.subject Mexico. en
dc.subject Peru. en
dc.title The haplogyne spider genus Nopsides (Araneae, Caponiidae), with notes on Amrishoonops. (American Museum novitates, no. 3708) en
dc.title.alternative Nopsides. en

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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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