A revision of the spider genera Trachyzelotes and Urozelotes (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2792

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"The subgenus Trachyzelotes Lohmander is removed from Zelotes, elevated to generic rank, and redefined to include those zelotines with a distinctive cluster of stiff setae on the anteromedian surface of the chelicerae; the generic name Simonizelotes Marinaro is a nomen nudum that was intended by its author to refer to the same group of species. Trachyzelotes seems natively Mediterranean but some species have apparently been introduced into (and redescribed from) far-flung areas. Three species groups are recognized within the genus. The pedestris group contains only the European type species T. pedestris (C.L. Koch). The lyonneti group contains one new species, T. stubbsi from Cyprus, and four Mediterranean species transferred from Zelotes: T. lyonneti (Audouin), with which Zelotes ursinus (O.P.-Cambridge) of Israel, Z. brasilianus (Keyserling) of Brazil, Z. philippsoni Denis of Morocco, Z. errans Benoit of Saint Helena, and Drassyllus agilis (Bryant) of the southern United States are newly synonymized, and which is newly recorded from Peru; T. adriaticus (Caporiacco), the female of which is described for the first time; T. jaxartensis (Kroneberg), with which Zelotes insipiens (Simon) of Senegal, Z. sorex Denis of Egypt, Z. cavaleriei Schenkel of China, Drassyllus peninsulanus (Banks) of the southwestern United States and Mexico, Camillina spinibarbis (Simon) of Oman, C. acanthognatha (Purcell) of South Africa, Scotophaeus chohanius Patel and Patel of India, and Drassodes indraprastha Tikader and Gajbe of India are newly synonymized, and which is newly recorded from Hawaii; and T. kulczynskii (Bösenberg), with which Z. samoensis Berland of Samoa is newly synonymized, the male of which is described for the first time, and which is newly recorded from Florida, Jamaica, and St. Kitts. The barbatus group contains two new species, T. huberti from Algeria and T. malkini from Turkey, Crete, and the Soviet Union, and six Mediterranean species transferred from Zelotes: T. barbatus (L. Koch), newly recorded from California; T. fuscipes (L. Koch), with which Zelotes rubicundulus (Simon) of France is newly synonymized; T. ravidus (L. Koch); T. holosericeus (Simon); T. mutabilis (Simon), with which Zelotes microbarbatus Marinaro of Algeria is newly synonymized; and T. costatus (Denis), the male of which is described for the first time. The genus Urozelotes Mello-Leitão contains the new species U. mysticus, from an unknown locality, and the cosmopolitan, synanthropic species U. rusticus (L. Koch), transferred from Zelotes, with which Zelotes completus (Banks) of Mexico, Z. luteus (F.O.P.-Cambridge) of Guatemala, Z. pacificus (Simon) of Hawaii, Z. porteri (Simon) of Chile, Z. scutatus Mello-Leitão of Brazil, Z. keyserlingi Roewer of Uruguay, Camillina amnicola Tucker of South Africa, C. gigas Schmidt of the Canary Islands, Drassodes agelastus Keyserling of Brazil, D. malodes Tikader of India, and U. cardiogynus Mello-Leitão of Argentina are newly synonymized"--P. [1]-2.
30 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-30).