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A revision of the tracheline spiders (Araneae, Corinnidae) of southern South America. American Museum novitates ; no. 3128

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dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ewing, Curtis. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:07:12Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:07:12Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3573
dc.description 41 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 40-41). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Trachelopachys Simon is represented in Chile by T. sericeus (Simon), previously known from Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil; Trachelas nigronotatus Mello-Leitão is transferred to Trachelopachys and newly synonymized with T. sericeus. The genus Meriola Banks is removed from the synonymy of Trachelas L. Koch and redefined to include those trachelines in which the ventral cusps on the anterior legs are elongated and sharply pointed, and the posterior eye row is neither strongly recurved nor widened. As relimited, Meriola occurs from the northern United States south to Chile and Argentina (although it is uncommon in tropical South America). Twenty-two specific names are transferred to Meriola: from Cetonana Strand (a replacement name for the preoccupied Ceto Simon), C. barrosi Mello-Leitão, C. cinerea Mello-Leitão, C. costulata (Mello-Leitão), C. elongata Mello-Leitão, C. hyltonae (Mello-Leitão), and C. lissopalpus Mello-Leitão, and from Trachelas, T. arcifer Simon, T. arequipa (Gertsch), T. californicus Banks, T. carvalhoi Mello-Leitão, T. caxambuensis Mello-Leitão , T. cetiformis Strand, T. deceptus (Banks), T. distinctus Mello-Leitão, T. fasciatus (Mello-Leitão), T. foraminosus Keyserling, T. gulosus (Mello-Leitão), T. lineolatus Mello-Leitão, T. longitarsis Simon, T. quadripunctatus Mello-Leitão, T. segmentatus (Mello-Leitão), and T. virgatus Simon. Twelve of those names are newly synonymized: M. lineolata, M. costulata, and M. carvalhoi, all with M. arcifera; M. gulosa, M. segmentata, and M. elongata, all with M. hyltonae; and M. quadripunctata, M. caxambuensis, M. distincta, M. cinerea, M. arequipa, and M. lissopalpa, all with M. cetiformis, which occurs in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina as well as the high Andes of northern Chile. A lectotype is designated for Gayenna alticola Simon. Thirteen new species are described: M. nague, gallina, manuel, and quilicura from Chile, penai, tablas, and puyehue from Chile and Argentina, and balcarce, teresita, rahue, mauryi, ramirezi, and goloboffi from Argentina. The males of M. fasciata and M. foraminosa, and the female of M. longitarsis, are described for the first time. The North American type species, M. decepta, is newly recorded from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil; M. foraminosa occurs widely from Venezuela south to Chile; M. arcifera has apparently been introduced into California"--P. [1]-2. en_US
dc.format.extent 8191918 bytes
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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. 3128 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3128, 1995 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Corinnidae -- South America -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- South America -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- South America -- Classification. en_US
dc.title A revision of the tracheline spiders (Araneae, Corinnidae) of southern South America. American Museum novitates ; no. 3128 en_US
dc.title.alternative Tracheline spiders of southern South America 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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