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A new genus of Neotropical spiders of the family Sparassidae (Arachnida: Araneae)

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Pinto, Elaine Cristina ; Rheims, Cristina Anne
Total Authors: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoologia; v. 33, n. 6 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Nungara gen. nov. is proposed to include the type species, Nungara niveomaculata (Mello-Leitao, 1941) comb. nov., transferred from Olios Walckenaer, 1837 and two new species, described from males and females: N. anama sp. nov., from the states of Sergipe, Alagoas and Espirito Santo, and N. gaturama sp. nov., from the states of Sergipe, Bahia and Espirito Santo, all in Brazil. The new genus is distinguished from all other Neotropical sparassid genera by the presence of a deep tegular groove on the male palpal bulb and a hood-like projection on the median septum of the female epigyne. In addition, Olios fuscovariatus Mello-Leitao, 1943, Stasina koluene Mello-Leitao, 1941 and Polybetes proximus Mello-Leitao, 1943 are transferred to Nungara gen. nov. and considered junior synonyms of N. niveomaculata. All species are described and illustrated and a distribution map is provided. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/08020-6 - A new genus of neotropical spiders of the family Sparassidae Bertkau (Arachnida, Araneae)
Grantee:Elaine Cristina Pinto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 15/18982-0 - Sistematics of the subfamily Sparianthinae Simon (Arachnida, Araneae, Sparassidae), with emphasis on the Neotropical genera
Grantee:Cristina Anne Rheims
Support type: Regular Research Grants