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On Melchisedec, a new genus of the spider family Oonopidae (Araneae, Dysderoidea). (American Museum novitates, no. 3702)

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dc.contributor.author Fannes, Wouter.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-13T19:07:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-13T19:07:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6092
dc.description 27, [1] p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 26 cm. "December 10, 2010." en
dc.description.abstract A new genus, Melchisedec, is established for two new Afrotropical species, M. thevenot (type species) and M. birni. These spiders are unique among oonopids in having a crest on the ventral pedicel sclerite, and in having very short, scepterlike setae on the distal metatarsi I and II. The male of M. thevenot has a long, inward-curved embolus-conductor complex and a sternal pouch. The embolus-conductor complex resembles that of the Australian genus Grymeus Harvey, but differs in important details. The genital system of the female is highly complex, and includes two uterine sclerites, two winglike lateral apodemes and a receptaculum with a globular appendix. The receptaculum is much larger than in most other Oonopidae and has an unusual, strongly folded surface. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3702. en
dc.subject Melchisedec. en
dc.subject Spiders. en
dc.subject Africa. en
dc.title On Melchisedec, a new genus of the spider family Oonopidae (Araneae, Dysderoidea). (American Museum novitates, no. 3702) en
dc.title.alternative Melchisedec, a new genus of the spider family Oonopidae (Araneae, Dysderoidea) en
dc.title.alternative Melchisedec, a new genus of Oonopidae. en


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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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