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Guasuctenus gen. nov., a new Neotropical spider genus of Ctenidae (Araneae)

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Author(s):
Polotow, Daniele [1] ; Brescovit, Antonio D. [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos UFSCar, DEBE, Campus Sao Carlos, Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Colecoes Zool, Ave Vital Brasil 1500, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4624, n. 4, p. 539-550, JUL 2 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The new genus Guasuctenus gen. nov. is described based on the results of a recent phylogenetic analysis. This phylogeny, which included representatives of all Ctenidae subfamilies, showed that the genus Ctenus as currently defined, does not comprise a monophyletic group. The results indicated that several species are misplaced in Ctenus and should be transferred to new genera. Aiming to correct the placement of two species originally described in Ctenus, we propose the new genus Guasuctenus to accommodate those species and better represent their phylogenetic relationships. Guasuctenus is supported by the presence of a dorsal cymbial projection in the male palp. Previously regarded as a subspecies, Ctenus longipes vittatissimus Strand, 1916 is here ranked as species, and Guasuctenus longipes (Keyserling, 1891) new comb. and G. vittatissimus (Strand, 1916) new rank, new comb. are redescribed. Ctenus griseus Keyserling, 1891 is recognized as a junior synyonym of Ctenus longipes Keyserling, 1891. Lectotypes and paralectotypes of Guasuctenus vittatissimus (Strand, 1016) are designated for stability. The species of the genus are distributed in southern Brazil and Uruguay. (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
FAPESP's process: 15/22000-8 - Taxonomy and systematic of Acanthoctenidae (Ctenidae, Araneae) and cybertaxonomy applied to the arachnid collection (Arachnida) of Museu de Zoologia da Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Grantee:Daniele Polotow Geraldo
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/01294-9 - Taxonomy and systematic of Acanthoctenidae (Ctenidae, Araneae) and cybertaxonomy applied to the arachnid collection (Arachnida) of Museu de Zoologia da Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Grantee:Daniele Polotow Geraldo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Young Researchers