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A revision of the spider family Stenochilidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2556

Show simple item record Platnick, Norman I. en_US Shadab, Mohammad Umar. en_US 2005-10-06T18:21:08Z 2005-10-06T18:21:08Z 1974 en_US
dc.description 14 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Stenochilidae Thorell, previously considered a subfamily of Palpimanidae, is again established as a valid family. The presence of a shared derived character (prolateral leg scopulae), as well as numerous differences in carapace shape, number of thoracic grooves, eye pattern, cheliceral dentition, labial structure, extent of the abdominal scutum, number of spinnerets, relative leg segment lengths, and genitalia establish Palpimanidae and Stenochilidae as sister groups of equivalent rank and familial status. major differences in genitalia and carapace shape are used to construct a probable phylogeny and reclassification of Stenochilidae. The genus Metronax Simon is placed as a junior synonym of Stenochilus O.P.-Cambridge. Two specific names are newly synonymized: Stenochilus raudus Simon with S. hobsoni O.P.-Cambridge, and Metronax laetus Thorell with Colopea pusilla (Simon). Two new species are described: Stenochilus scutulatus from northern India and Colopea tuberculata from Fiji. Genitalic and somatic characters of the group are illustrated in detail for the first time"--P. 3. 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. 2556 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2556, 1974 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stenochilidae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spiders en_US
dc.title A revision of the spider family Stenochilidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2556 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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