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New additions to the Brazilian fauna of the genus Scytodes Latreille (Araneae: Scytodidae) with emphasis on the Atlantic Forest species

Rheims, Cristina A. [1] ; Brescovit, Antonio D. [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Artropodes, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; n. 2116, p. 1-45, MAY 25 2009.
Web of Science Citations: 2

The present study is the fourth of a series dealing with the Brazilian Scytodidae fauna and emphasizes the Atlantic Forest species. Nevertheless, other undescribed species from different biomes were also included, in order to supply as much knowledge possible on the Neotropical Scytodidae fauna. Thirty two species are newly described: Scytodes tapacura n. sp., S. itabaiana n. sp., S. saaristoi n. sp., S. una n. sp. and S. guapiassu n. sp., S. maromba n. sp., S. tyaia n. sp., S. jurubatuba n. sp., S. bocaina n. sp., S. genebra n. sp., S. itapecerica n. sp., S. antonina n. sp. and S. chopim n. sp., S. pintodarochai n. sp., S. ytu n. sp., S. tabuleiro n. sp., S. maquine n. sp., S. chapeco n. sp., S. imbituba n. sp., S. ilhota n. sp. and S. turvo n. sp. from the Atlantic Forest, S. tapuia n. sp., S. adisi n. sp., S. mangabeiras n. sp., S. marlieria n. sp., S. nambiobyrassu n. sp. and S. vassununga n. sp., from Cerrado (Brazilian savannah), S. sincora n. sp., from Caatinga, S. caratinga n. sp., S. domhelvecio n. sp., S. brignolii n. sp. and S. bonito n. sp., from transition areas between Cerrado and Atlantic Forest. In addition, Scytodes lineatipes Taczanowski is considered a senior synonym of S. romitii Caporiacco. With this paper the number of native Brazilian species of Scytodes is increased from 41 to 73, representing almost 40% of the Scytodes fauna of the world. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 99/05446-8 - Biodiversity of Arachnida and Myriapoda of the State of São Paulo
Grantee:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants