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A revision of the widespread spider genus Zimiris (Araneae, Prodidomidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3450

Show simple item record Platnick, Norman I. en_US Penney, David, 1968- en_US 2005-10-06T16:39:15Z 2005-10-06T16:39:15Z 2004 en_US
dc.description 12 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Electronic version available in portable document format (PDF). en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-12). en_US
dc.description.abstract The spiders of the prodidomine genus Zimiris Simon have a unique spinneret configuration; although seldom collected, they appear to be synanthropic and hence widely distributed. The type species, Z. doriai Simon, was previously known only from the Old World (Sudan, Yemen, and India), but a male is newly recorded from Hispaniola (representing the first report of the family Prodidomidae from that island). Zimiris mammillana Thorell from Java, Z. grisea Banks from Mexico, Z. guianensis Dalmas from French Guiana, and Neozimiris platnicki Alayón from Cuba are newly synonymized with Z. doriai. A closely related species, Z. diffusa, is newly described for females from St. Helena and India, and a male from Socotra, that are hypothesized to be similarly synanthropic and conspecific. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3450 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3450, 2004 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Zimiris en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prodidomidae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders en_US
dc.title A revision of the widespread spider genus Zimiris (Araneae, Prodidomidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3450 en_US
dc.title.alternative Spider genus Zimiris 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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