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A new genus of the spider family Caponiidae (Araneae, Haplogynae) from the West Indies. (American Museum novitates, no. 3705)

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dc.contributor.author Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander.
dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I.
dc.contributor.author Dupérré, N. (Nadine)
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-29T16:03:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-29T16:03:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6097
dc.description 44 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 26 cm. "December 29, 2010." en
dc.description.abstract A new genus, Cubanops, is established for a distinctive group of caponiid spiders from the West Indies. Nops ludovicorum Alayón, from Cuba, and Caponina darlingtoni Bryant, from Hispaniola, are transferred to Cubanops. Nine new species are described from the Bahama Islands (C. bimini, C. andersoni), Cuba (C. armasi, C. alayoni, C. juragua, C. granpiedra, C. terueli, C. tortuguilla), and Hispaniola (C. vega). All these species are nopines (i.e., have subsegmented tarsi) and have the ventral translucent keel on the anterior metatarsi, and the translucent extension of the membrane between the anterior metatarsi and tarsi, that are also found in the genera Nops MacLeay, Orthonops Chamberlin, and Tarsonops Chamberlin. However, Cubanops species lack the dorsally extended inferior claw found in Nops, and differ from those of Orthonops and Tarsonops in having a distinctly patterned carapace, a widened labium, and bisegmented metatarsi IV. Two species groups are recognized within the genus, which probably occurs also in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as juveniles with these somatic characters have been taken on St. John. 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. 3705. en
dc.subject Cubanops. en
dc.subject Caponiidae. en
dc.subject Spiders. en
dc.subject West Indies. en
dc.title A new genus of the spider family Caponiidae (Araneae, Haplogynae) from the West Indies. (American Museum novitates, no. 3705) en
dc.title.alternative New genus of Caponiidae. 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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