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Taxonomic revision of the genus Gephyrellula Strand, 1932 (Arachnida, Araneae, Philodromidae)

Grant number: 16/19130-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Cristina Anne Rheims
Grantee:Fabricio Henrique dos Santos
Host Institution: Instituto Butantan. Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Spiders of the family Philodromidae are ambush hunters, with laterigrade legs, eyes without tubercules, two tarsal claws, well developed scopulae and claw tufts. Although very common in zoological collections, their systematics is poorly known, especially in the Neotropics, and their specimens are usually identified only at family level. Gephyrellula Strand, is a great example. With only two known species, G. violacea (Mello-Leitão) and G. paulistana Soares, it has not been mentioned in the literature since the description of its species, over 70 years ago. Based on these facts, the aim of this project is to review Gephyrellula, redescribing the genus and its species using all available resources of optical and electronic microscopy. Additionally, allotypes for species known from only one sex will be described as well as any new species found in the material available for study. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SANTOS, FABRICIO H.; RHEIMS, CRISTINA A.. Taxonomic revision of the genus Gephyrellula Strand, 1932 (Arachnida, Araneae, Philodromidae). Zootaxa, v. 4527, n. 3, p. 381-391, . (16/19130-0, 15/18982-0)

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