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A new genus of Micromygalinae (Araneae, Microstigmatidae) from Brazil, with transfer of Masteria emboaba Pedroso, Baptista & Bertani, 2015 and description of six new species

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Author(s):
Passanha, Victor [1] ; Cizauskas, Igor [1] ; Brescovit, Antonio D. [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Colecoes Zool, Av Vital Brazil 1500, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOKEYS; n. 814, p. 1-32, JAN 8 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The family Microstigmatidae is composed of two subfamilies, Microstigmatinae and Micromygalinae, seven genera and 16 species. Micromygalinae is monotypic, comprising the species Micromygale diblemma Platnick \& Forster, 1982 from Panama. A new genus, Tonton is described as a new member of the Micromygalinae. Masteria emboaba Pedroso, Baptista \& Bertani, 2015, is transferred to the new genus and six new species from Brazil are described and attributed to Tonton gen. n.: the type species, T. itabirito sp. n., T. queca sp. n., T. matodentro sp. n. and T. sapalo sp. n., all from the state of Minas Gerais; T. ipiau sp. n. from the state of Bahia and T. quiteria sp. n. from the state of Maranhao. Among the cavernicolous species, only T. itabirito sp. n. is considered troglobitic by the total absence of eyes. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50689-0 - Systematic of the neotropical haplogynae spiders (Arachnida, Araneae)
Grantee:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants