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A revision of the mygalomorph spider genus Neocteniza (Araneae, Actinopodidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2603

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dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shadab, Mohammad Umar. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:43:04Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:43:04Z
dc.date.issued 1976 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2921
dc.description 19 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 19). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The seven known species of Neocteniza are diagnosed and described; a male of the genus is reported for the first time. On the basis of shared derived characters it is concluded that the Actinopodidae and Migidae are sister groups and that of the three known genera of Actinopodidae, Actinopus and Missulena together constitute the sister group of Neocteniza. The genitalia of Neocteniza, particularly of the male, are of extraordinary complexity for mygalomorph spiders, and suggest that males can mate only once and females only once during each adult instar. Five new species are described: N. pococki from Venezuela, N. fantastica from Colombia, N. osa from Costa Rica, N. subirana from Honduras, and N. paucispina from Guatemala. Genitalic and somatic characters of the group are illustrated in detail for the first time"--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. 2603 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neocteniza en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- Central America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- South America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- Central America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- South America en_US
dc.title A revision of the mygalomorph spider genus Neocteniza (Araneae, Actinopodidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2603 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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