On Teutoniella, an American genus of the spider family Micropholcommatidae (Araneae, Palpimanoidea). American Museum novitates ; no. 2854

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"The genus Teutoniella Brignoli, based on the Brazilian species T. plaumanni Brignoli, was described in the Anapidae but does not belong to that family. On the basis of its elevated cheliceral gland mound, reduced leg spination, extensively elevated pars cephalica, and reduced booklungs, T. plaumanni seems to belong instead to the palpimanoid lineage including the currently recognized families Textricellidae and Micropholcommatidae. Because it (1) has only greatly reduced booklungs (or incipient anterior tracheae), (2) lacks the two features (extension of the anterior tracheae into the prosoma, and reduction of the female pedipalp segment number) that are suggested to be synapomorphic for Micropholcomma, Pua, and Parapua, and (3) lacks the one putative synapomorphy (loss of the posterior tracheae) uniting Textricella (and its possible senior synonym Eterosonycha) and Tricella, Teutoniella may well represent the sister group of all those taxa. Rather than establish a new family-group name based on Teutoniella, we synonymize the Textricellidae with the Micropholcommatidae and place Teutoniella in the latter family. A second species of Teutoniella, T. cekalovici, is described from Chile"--P. [1].
9 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 9).