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A revision of the American spiders of the genus Camillina (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2748

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dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shadab, Mohammad Umar. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:13:40Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:13:40Z
dc.date.issued 1982 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5295
dc.description 38 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-38). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The genus Camillina is redefined to include those gnaphosids with a preening comb on metatarsi III and IV, closely spaced posterior median eyes, a prolaterally situated, bifid terminal apophysis and medially situated, recessed embolar base on the male palp, and a median epigynal plate. Keys, diagnoses, descriptions, illustrations, and locality records are provided for the 40 known American species, found from Mexico and the West Indies south to Chile (with two species apparently introduced into the southeastern United States). Drassyllus elegans (Bryant), Echemus chilensis Simon, E. major Keyserling, E. minutus Mello-Leitão, E. pedestris O.P.-Cambridge, E. pulcher Keyserling, Gytha xanthomela Mello-Leitão, Zelotes desecheonis Petrunkevitch, Z. elytrogaster Mello-Leitão, Z. galapagoensis (Banks), and Z. marmoratus Mello-Leitão are transferred to camillina. Two specific names are newly synonymized: C. xanthomela with C. major, and C. elytrogaster with C. chilensis. The male of the Cuban species C. elegans is described for the first time and the species is newly recorded from Florida, many Caribbean islands, Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, and Angola. The female of the Brazilian species C. pulcher is newly described, and the species is recorded from Alabama; the males of C. pedestris and C. arguta (Simon) are also described for the first time. Twenty-nine new species are described"--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. 2748 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2748, 1982 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Camillina en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders -- Latin America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arachnida -- Latin America en_US
dc.title A revision of the American spiders of the genus Camillina (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2748 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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