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A review of the spider family Symphytognathidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2619

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dc.contributor.author Forster, Raymond R., 1922- en_US
dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:22:31Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:22:31Z
dc.date.issued 1977 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5471
dc.description 29 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-29). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The spider family Symphytognathidae is relimited to include only the genera Symphytognatha, Globignatha (elevated from subgeneric status), Patu, Anapistula, and the new genus Curimagua, all of which share the following derived characters: the chelicerae are fused at least at their base, the female pedipalp is either reduced to a unisegmented lobe or absent, the labium is much wider than long, and the sternum is broadly truncate posteriorly. Other genera previously placed in the family belong to the Anapidae, Mysmenidae, Micropholcommatidae, and Textricellidae. The status of the genus Iardinis is discussed; I. albulus Gertsch is transferred to Styposis (Theridiidae), I. boneti (Forster) is returned to Anapistula, and I. weyersi Simon is considered a nomen dubium. Eleven new species are described: Symphytognatha blesti from Australia; S. goodnightorum from Belize; S. gertschi from Mexico; S. chickeringi from Jamaica; Globignatha sedgwicki from Belize; Patu eberhardi, P. digua, and P. saladito from Colombia; Anapistula benoiti from Zaire; Curimagua chapmani from Venezuela; and C. bayano from Panama. The male of Anapistula secreta Gertsch is described for the first time, and the species is newly recorded from Florida, Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Colombia"--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. 2619 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2619, 1977 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Symphytognathidae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders en_US
dc.title A review of the spider family Symphytognathidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2619 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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