Studies on Malagasy spiders. 3, The zelotine Gnaphosidae (Araneae, Gnaphosoidea), with a review of the genus Camillina. American Museum novitates ; no. 2874

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"Zelotes is the only zelotine gnaphosid genus previously recorded from Madagascar; Zelotes bastardi (Simon) and Z. madagascaricus (Strand) probably represent females and males, respectively, of a single species. Only females exist in current collections, and their affinities remain uncertain. Three other zelotine species occur in the Malagasy collections studied: the cosmopolitan, synanthropic species Urozelotes rusticus (L. Koch), and two species of the genus Camillina. A revision of the Old World Camillina indicates that both those species are new (C. tsima and C. fiana) and endemic to Madagascar and to Madagascar and the Comoro Islands, respectively; the two are not sister species. A recent revision of the American Camillina is supplemented with new descriptions, synonymies, and records. Echemella aldabrae Strand, Echemus pavesii Simon, Zelotes tucumanus Mello-Leitão, and Z. tobari Mello-Leitão are transferred to Camillina; the latter two names are newly synonymized with C. pulcher (Keyserling) and C. arguta (Simon), respectively. Camillina natalensis Lawrence is newly synonymized with C. cordifera (Tullgren). Discovery of the type of C. galapagoensis (Banks) indicates that this species was previously misidentified by Platnick and Shadab; their species C. cruz is newly synonymized and the species misidentified by them as C. galapagoensis is described as C. isabela. Thirteen other new species are described: C. maun from Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa; C. kaibos from the Ivory Coast and Kenya; C. capensis from South Africa; C. namibensis from Namibia; C. kochalkai, C. madrejon, C. cui, and C. mahnerti from Paraguay; C. pilar from Paraguay and Argentina; C. mauryi, C. cordoba, and C. galianoae from Argentina; and C. penai from northern Chile and southern Peru. Males of eight species are described for the first time: C. pavesii (Simon), C. balboa Platnick and Shadab, C. nova Platnick and Shadab, C. major (Keyserling), C. marmorata (Mello-Leitão), C. oruro Platnick and Shadab, C. calel Platnick and Shadab, and C. minuta (Mello-Leitão)"--P. [1]-2.
33 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-33).