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The goblin spider genus Zyngoonops (Araneae, Oonopidae), with notes on related taxa. (Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 379)

Show simple item record Fannes, Wouter. Goblin Spider Planetary Biodiversity Inventory. 2013-06-18T21:15:21Z 2013-06-18T21:15:21Z 2013-06-18
dc.description 117 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The goblin spider genus Zyngoonops Benoit, 1977 is revised. The type and hitherto only species, Z. clandestinus Benoit from the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.), is redescribed on the basis of topotypical material. Nine new species are described from the D.R.C. (Z. moffetti, Z. redii, Z. goedaerti, Z. rockoxi, Z. beatriceae, Z. chambersi, Z. swammerdami, Z. marki) and the Central African Republic (Z. walcotti). Members of Zyngoonops show remarkable modifications of the sternum and pedicel tube: the sternum has two heavily sclerotized posterior extensions, and the pedicel tube has a protruding ventral lip. The female genitalia are complex, consisting of an epigastric scape, two uterine sclerites, and a long genital duct. In most species, the distal part of the duct is highly coiled. Males resemble those of Antoonops Fannes and Jocqué and Coxapopha Platnick in having elaborately modified endites, a pair of pleural flaps, and a carapace with extended anterolateral corners. The type species of Coxapopha is redescribed, and new images of the female genitalia of Antoonops and Coxapopha are provided. A cladistic analysis of morphological characters provides support for the monophyly of Zyngoonops and identifies Z. redii as the most basal species of the genus. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 379. en_US
dc.subject Zyngoonops. en_US
dc.subject Coxapopha. en_US
dc.subject Antoonops. en_US
dc.subject Oonopidae. en_US
dc.subject Spiders. en_US
dc.subject Congo (Democratic Republic) en_US
dc.subject Central African Republic. en_US
dc.title The goblin spider genus Zyngoonops (Araneae, Oonopidae), with notes on related taxa. (Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 379) en_US

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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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