A revision of the American spiders of the genus Camillina (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2748

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New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History
"The genus Camillina is redefined to include those gnaphosids with a preening comb on metatarsi III and IV, closely spaced posterior median eyes, a prolaterally situated, bifid terminal apophysis and medially situated, recessed embolar base on the male palp, and a median epigynal plate. Keys, diagnoses, descriptions, illustrations, and locality records are provided for the 40 known American species, found from Mexico and the West Indies south to Chile (with two species apparently introduced into the southeastern United States). Drassyllus elegans (Bryant), Echemus chilensis Simon, E. major Keyserling, E. minutus Mello-Leitão, E. pedestris O.P.-Cambridge, E. pulcher Keyserling, Gytha xanthomela Mello-Leitão, Zelotes desecheonis Petrunkevitch, Z. elytrogaster Mello-Leitão, Z. galapagoensis (Banks), and Z. marmoratus Mello-Leitão are transferred to camillina. Two specific names are newly synonymized: C. xanthomela with C. major, and C. elytrogaster with C. chilensis. The male of the Cuban species C. elegans is described for the first time and the species is newly recorded from Florida, many Caribbean islands, Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, and Angola. The female of the Brazilian species C. pulcher is newly described, and the species is recorded from Alabama; the males of C. pedestris and C. arguta (Simon) are also described for the first time. Twenty-nine new species are described"--P. [1].
38 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-38).