The goblin spider genus Simonoonops (Araneae, Oonopidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3724)

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dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I.
dc.contributor.author Dupérré, N. (Nadine)
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-02T12:32:55Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-02T12:32:55Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6134
dc.description 30 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract The goblin spider genus Simonoonops Harvey has been known only from its Venezuelan type species, but the group occurs also in Guyana and the Lesser Antilles. Most of its members have been misplaced in the genus Dysderina Simon; D. princeps Simon, D. spinigera Simon, D. craneae Chickering, D. globina Chickering, D. soltina Chickering, and D. zinona Chickering are transferred to Simonoonops. Members of Simonoonops resemble those of Dysderina in having three transverse ridges on the sternum, but differ in lacking a groove connecting the anterior spiracles and having a more complex embolic region on the male palp. Two specific names are newly synonymized: S. orghidani (Dumitrescu and Georgescu) with S. craneae, and S. zinona with S. soltina. Six new species are described: S. simoni, S. grande, and S. andersoni from Venezuela, S. lutzi from Guyana, S. etang from Grenada, and S. chickeringi from Saint Vincent. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3724. en_US
dc.subject Simonoonops. en_US
dc.subject Spiders. en_US
dc.subject Venezuela. en_US
dc.subject Guyana. en_US
dc.subject Grenadines. en_US
dc.subject Oonopidae. en_US
dc.title The goblin spider genus Simonoonops (Araneae, Oonopidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3724) en_US
dc.title.alternative Simonoonops. 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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