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The goblin spider genus Aprusia Simon, 1893 (Araneae, Oonopidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3706)

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dc.contributor.author Grismado, Cristian J.
dc.contributor.author Deeleman-Reinhold, Christa L.
dc.contributor.author Baehr, Barbara, 1953-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-04T13:46:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-04T13:46:05Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6098
dc.description 21 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. "February 3, 2011." en
dc.description.abstract The South Asian goblin spider genus Aprusia Simon (Araneae: Oonopidae) consists of five species and is found in southwestern India and Sri Lanka. Although the type species A. strenuous Simon is known only from two juvenile syntypes, new topotypical material from Sri Lanka allowed a redefinition of the genus and species. Ischnothyreus vestigator Simon, also from Sri Lanka, is transferred to Aprusia based on recently collected topotypical specimens. The female is described for the first time. Three new species are described: A. veddah Grismado and Deeleman, A. kataragama Grismado and Deeleman (both from Sri Lanka), and A. kerala Grismado and Deeleman (from southwestern India). The genus is recognized by the relatively small to medium-sized dorsal scutum on the abdomen of both sexes, the strong macrosetae on the forelegs and by the conformation of the male palp, with the cymbium and bulb fused and a tiny, slightly sclerotized embolus. 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. 3706. en
dc.subject Aprusia. en
dc.subject Oonopidae. en
dc.subject Spiders. en
dc.subject Sri Lanka. en
dc.subject India, South. en
dc.title The goblin spider genus Aprusia Simon, 1893 (Araneae, Oonopidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3706) 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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