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Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of genus Ariadna Audouin, 1826 from Neotropical Region (Araneae; Segestriidae)

Grant number: 12/23801-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): February 02, 2013
Effective date (End): March 01, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Grantee:André Marsola Giroti
Supervisor abroad: Robert Höfer
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe Nature, Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:11/03016-0 - Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of genus Ariadna Audouin, 1826 from Neotropical Region (Araneae; Segestriidae), BP.MS


The genus Ariadna belongs to the spider family Segestriidae, and together with Segestria and Gippsicola, they reach a total of 118 species taxonomically described, at the present moment. They are haplogynae small and mid-sized spiders, with six eyes and the third pair of legs forth. They belong to the clade Dysderoidea, composed by four families: (Segestriidae (Dysderidae (Oonopidae, Orsolobidae))). Ariadna is the most diverse genus within Segestriidae, with 98 described species, been 27 of them found in Neotropical Region. There are no recent taxonomical reviews of this genus on the species of the Neotropical Region, so the aim of this research is to taxonomically review the Ariadna species of the Neotropical Region, presenting diagnosis and detailed descriptions, and also distinctive characteristics of the male and female genitalia. (AU)

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GIROTI, ANDRE MARSOLA; BRESCOVIT, ANTONIO DOMINGOS. The taxonomy of the American Ariadna Audouin (Araneae: Synspermiata: Segestriidae). Zootaxa, v. 4400, n. 1, p. 1-114, MAR 26 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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