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A revision of the spider genera Lygromma and Neozimiris (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2598

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dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shadab, Mohammad Umar. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:42:47Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:42:47Z
dc.date.issued 1976 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2916
dc.description 23 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 23). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The 11 known species of Lygromma and eight of Neozimiris are diagnosed and described. Relationships between the classical families Gnaphosidae and Prodidomidae are examined, and on the basis of shared, derived characters it is concluded that the prodidomids are the sister group of the Anagraphinae (Gnaphosidae) and must therefore be relegated to subfamilial status in the Gnaphosidae. The genus Pseudolygromma Berland is placed as a junior synonym of Lygromma. Tivodrassus Chamberlin and Ivie is assigned to the Anagraphinae; Zimiromus Banks is transferred from the Anagraphinae to the Echeminae. The first known troglobitic gnaphosid, Lygromma gertschi, is described from Jamaica; its adaptations to cave life include the loss of functional eyes, elongation of the legs, tarsal trichobothria, and spinnerets, and the loss of teeth on the tarsal claws. Thirteen other new species are described: L. huberti from Venezuela; L. peckorum, L. quindio, and L. kochalkai from Colombia; L. dybasi from Panama and Costa Rica; L. peruviana from Peru; N. crinis from Mexico; N. chickeringi from Panama; N. exuma from the Bahama Islands; N. nudas from Puerto Rico; N. levii from the Netherlands Antilles; and N. pinta and N. pinzon from the Galapagos Islands"--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. 2598 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lygromma en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neozimiris en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- Latin America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- Southwest, New en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- Galapagos Islands en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- Latin America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- Southwest, New en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- Galapagos Islands en_US
dc.title A revision of the spider genera Lygromma and Neozimiris (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2598 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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