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The soft-bodied goblin spiders of the new genus Noonops (Araneae, Oonopidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3776)

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dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I.
dc.contributor.author Berniker, Lily.
dc.contributor.author Goblin Spider Planetary Biodiversity Inventory.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-24T19:04:03Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-24T19:04:03Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6437
dc.description 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. Part of the oonopid PBI project. Cf. acknowledgments. en_US
dc.description.abstract A new genus, Noonops, is established to contain 23 species of soft-bodied, New World oonopine spiders that differ from those of Oonops Templeton and similar genera in having the male palpal bulb fused to the cymbium, and from those of Wanops Chamberlin and Ivie and Oonopoides Bryant in having shorter legs. Six specific names are transferred from Oonops to Noonops: O. floridanus (Chamberlin and Ivie) from Florida and Georgia (chosen as the type species), O. gertschi Chickering from the Bahama Islands (which is placed as a junior synonym of N. floridanus), O. furtivus Gertsch from Texas and Tamaulipas, O. sonora Gertsch and Davis from Arizona, California, Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur, O. puebla Gertsch and Davis from Puebla, and O. chilapensis Chamberlin and Ivie from Guerrero. Males of N. sonora and females of N. furtivus are described for the first time; 18 new species are described: N. ocotillo, N. mortero, N. joshua, N. skinner, N. coachella, and N. californicus from Arizona and southern California and N. willisi, N. mesa, N. naci, N. tarantula, N. miraflores, N. culiacan, N. taxquillo, N. chapul, N. beattyi, N. iviei, N. tonila, and N. minutus from Mexico. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3776. en_US
dc.subject Noonops. en_US
dc.subject Oonopidae. en_US
dc.subject Spiders. en_US
dc.subject North America. en_US
dc.title The soft-bodied goblin spiders of the new genus Noonops (Araneae, Oonopidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3776) en_US
dc.title.alternative Noonops. en_US


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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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