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Seven new species of the spider genus Matta Crosby from caves in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil (Araneae, Tetrablemmidae)

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Author(s):
Brescovit, Antonio D. [1] ; Cizauskas, Igor [1, 2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Colecoes Zool, Ave Vital Brasil, 1500, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] OAPBio Org Apoio Pesquisa Biodiversidade, Rua Frei Inacio Conceicao, BR-05362040 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4559, n. 3, p. 401-444, FEB 21 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Seven new species of the spider genus Matta are described from caves in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil: M. zuiuda sp. n., Matta pititinha sp. n., Matta humhum sp. n., Matta cambito sp. n., Matta humrrum sp. n., Matta nuusga sp. n., and Matta teteia sp. n. Among these seven species, six have morphological features consistent with specialization to the subterranean environment and we hypothesize that they are troglobites. One species, Matta zuiuda sp. n., shares morphology similar to M. hambletoni Crosby and M angelomachadoi Brescovit which are known from surface populations in the State of Minas Gerais. (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