A review of the spider family Symphytognathidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2619

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"The spider family Symphytognathidae is relimited to include only the genera Symphytognatha, Globignatha (elevated from subgeneric status), Patu, Anapistula, and the new genus Curimagua, all of which share the following derived characters: the chelicerae are fused at least at their base, the female pedipalp is either reduced to a unisegmented lobe or absent, the labium is much wider than long, and the sternum is broadly truncate posteriorly. Other genera previously placed in the family belong to the Anapidae, Mysmenidae, Micropholcommatidae, and Textricellidae. The status of the genus Iardinis is discussed; I. albulus Gertsch is transferred to Styposis (Theridiidae), I. boneti (Forster) is returned to Anapistula, and I. weyersi Simon is considered a nomen dubium. Eleven new species are described: Symphytognatha blesti from Australia; S. goodnightorum from Belize; S. gertschi from Mexico; S. chickeringi from Jamaica; Globignatha sedgwicki from Belize; Patu eberhardi, P. digua, and P. saladito from Colombia; Anapistula benoiti from Zaire; Curimagua chapmani from Venezuela; and C. bayano from Panama. The male of Anapistula secreta Gertsch is described for the first time, and the species is newly recorded from Florida, Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Colombia"--P. [1].
29 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-29).