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A review of the spider genus Anapis (Araneae, Anapidae), with a dual cladistic analysis. American Museum novitates ; no. 2663

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dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shadab, Mohammad Umar. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:19:15Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:19:15Z
dc.date.issued 1978 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5415
dc.description 23 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-23). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The presence of an anterior labral spur is suggested to be synapomorphic for the Anapidae. Anapis is redefined to include those anapids with a procurved posterior eye row, medially excavate chelicerae bearing a distal plate, a ridged palpal conductor, and a recurved retrolateral apophysis on the male palpal patella; at least some species build orb webs. The genera Epecthina Simon and Epechthinula Simon are newly synonymized with Anapis. A key, diagnoses, and supplementary illustrations are provided for the 21 known species, found from southern Mexico and Jamaica south to Peru and Brazil. Because more than half the species are known only from one sex, males and females were subjected to separate cladistic analyses; despite the availability of only an extremely small sample of characters, the resulting cladograms are compatible. A technique developed to combine their information generated eight specific predictions about the morphology of unknown specimens that can serve as tests of the hypothesized relationships. Fifteen new species are described: A. heredia and A. monteverde from Costa Rica, A. anchicaya, A. saladito, A. calima, A. digua, A. felidia, A. atuncela, A. guasca, A. meta, and A. amazonas from Colombia, A. choroni from Venezuela, A. chiriboga from Ecuador, and A. castilla and A. caluga from Peru. Pseudanapis discoidalis Balogh and Loksa is transferred to Anapis. The male of A. keyserlingi Gertsch is described for the first time"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2663 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2663, 1978 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anapis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- Latin America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- Latin America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anapidae -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.title A review of the spider genus Anapis (Araneae, Anapidae), with a dual cladistic analysis. American Museum novitates ; no. 2663 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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