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Afroneutria, a new spider genus of Afrotropical Ctenidae (Arachnida, Araneae)

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Author(s):
Polotow, Daniele [1] ; Jocque, Rudy [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Colecoes Zool, BR-05503000 Butanta, SP - Brazil
[2] Royal Museum Cent Africa, Tervuren - Belgium
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TAXONOMY; v. 121, p. 1-27, APR 28 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

The new ctenid genus Afroneutria is proposed to include five species: Afroneutria velox (Blackwall, 1865) comb. nov. (type species), A. immortalis (Arts, 1912) comb. nov., A. erythrochelis (Simon, 1876) comb. nov., A. quadrimaculata sp. nov. and A. hybrida sp. nov., all collected in central to southeast Africa. Afroneutria species can be distinguished from the remaining Ctenidae by the presence of a synapomorphic laminar projection on the embolus tip. The genus can also be distinguished by the presence of the following set of characters: elongated cup-shaped median apophysis and elongated and laminar embolus on the male palp; large lateral projections on the epigynum and the spermathecae divided into two parts, dorsal and ventral, in the vulva. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 06/55230-7 - Cladistic analysis of the spiders of the Cteninae subfamily and revision of the genus Celaetycheus Simon (Areneae: Ctenidae)
Grantee:Daniele Polotow Geraldo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate