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On the first Asian spiders of the family Caponiidae ‪(‬Araneae, Haplogynae‪)‬, with notes on the African genus Diploglena. American Museum novitates, no. 3634.

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dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I.
dc.contributor.author Jäger, Peter.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-16T15:37:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-16T15:37:38Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5943
dc.description 12 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-12). en
dc.description.abstract A new genus and species, Laoponia saetosa, are established to contain the first members of the family Caponiidae to be discovered in Asia. Only two Old World genera of caponiids have been described, both from Africa; in having only two eyes, the newly collected spiders from Laos resemble southern African Diploglena, rather than the type genus Caponia. However, members of Diploglena (which are poorly known, and are therefore discussed and illustrated) have an endite shape and eye pattern indicating that they may be most closely related to the Chilean genus Tisentnops. Laoponia may be most closely related instead to the endemic Californian genus Calponia; similar California/East Asia disjuncts are known in other old spider lineages. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3634. en
dc.subject Laoponia saetosa. en
dc.subject Caponiidae. en
dc.subject Spiders. en
dc.subject Laos. en
dc.subject Africa. en
dc.title On the first Asian spiders of the family Caponiidae ‪(‬Araneae, Haplogynae‪)‬, with notes on the African genus Diploglena. American Museum novitates, no. 3634. en
dc.title.alternative First East Asian caponiid. en
dc.title.alternative First Asian spiders of the family Caponiidae (Araneae, Haplogynae).


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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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