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Sicariomorpha, a new myrmecophilous goblin spider genus (Araneae, Oonopidae) associated with Asian army ants. (American Museum novitates, no. 3843)

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dc.contributor.author Ott, Ricardo.
dc.contributor.author Von Beeren, Christoph.
dc.contributor.author Hashim, Rosli.
dc.contributor.author Witte, Volker (Biologist)
dc.contributor.author Harvey, Mark S.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-24T16:36:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-24T16:36:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6623
dc.description 14 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract A new genus of oonopid spider, Sicariomorpha Ott and Harvey, is named for the type and only known species, Gamasomorpha maschwitzi Wunderlich from Malaysia. The most striking feature of the spider is the eyes, which are arranged in two widely separated triads. Besides taxonomic description, we summarize the biology of Sicarimorpha maschwitzi, which is a kleptoparasite of the Southeast Asian army ant Leptogenys distinguenda (Emery) and one among only few well-studied myrmecophilous spiders. Its morphology, behavior and life history seem to be well adapted for the life with its predatory army ant host. 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.3843
dc.subject Sicariomorpha. en_US
dc.subject Sicariomorpha maschwitzi. en_US
dc.subject Oonopidae. en_US
dc.subject Spiders. en_US
dc.subject Leptogenys distinguenda. en_US
dc.subject Army ants. en_US
dc.subject Parasites. en_US
dc.subject Kuala Lumpur Region (Malaysia) en_US
dc.subject Malaysia. en_US
dc.title Sicariomorpha, a new myrmecophilous goblin spider genus (Araneae, Oonopidae) associated with Asian army ants. (American Museum novitates, no. 3843) en_US
dc.title.alternative Sicariomorpha, new goblin spider genus. 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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