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Notes on Chilean anapids and their webs. American Museum novitates ; no. 3428

Show simple item record Rámirez, Martín J. en_US Lopardo, Lara. en_US Platnick, Norman I. en_US 2005-10-06T16:38:32Z 2005-10-06T16:38:32Z 2004 en_US
dc.description 13 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 12-13). en_US
dc.description.abstract Orb webs of the Chilean anapid genera Crassanapis Platnick and Forster, Sheranapis Platnick and Forster, and Elanapis Platnick and Forster are described for the first time. Crassanapis and Sheranapis species spin a typical anapid web, with one to several radii above the orbplane, going upward from the hub. Their webs are intraspecifically variable in size and architectural details. Sheranapis villarrica Platnick and Forster often constructs smaller webs close to the water surface of streams. The web of Elanapis aisen Platnick and Forster is two dimensional, without orb-plane threads, like typical webs of Symphytognathidae. The webs of Minanapis species are still unknown. Elanapis aisen has a protruding labrum, which supports its placement in Anapidae. The spinnerets of Elanapis aisen and Crassanapis chilensis are figured and described. The respiratory system of Elanapis aisen and Minanapis floris is described; all Chilean anapids examined so far have normal booklungs and four simple tracheae limited to the abdomen. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3428 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3428 2004 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anapidae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- Chile en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spider webs. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- Chile en_US
dc.title Notes on Chilean anapids and their webs. American Museum novitates ; no. 3428 en_US
dc.title.alternative Chilean anapids en_US
dc.type text 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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