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On the spider genus Oecobius Lucas, 1846 in South America (Araneae, Oecobiidae)

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Author(s):
Santos, Adalberto J. [1] ; Gonzaga, Marcelo O. [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] São Paulo (Estado). Secretaria de Estado da Saúde. Instituto Butantan - Brasil
[2] Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Biologia - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Natural History; v. 37, n. 2, p. 239-252, 2003.
Field of knowledge: Biological Sciences - Zoology
Abstract

Three synanthropic species of Oecobius are recorded in South America: O. navus Blackwall, 1859, O. concinnus Simon, 1893 and O. marathaus Tikader, 1962. Oecobius fluminensis Mello-Leitão, 1917b, described from Brazil, and O. trifidivulva Benoit, 1976, from Zaire, are synonymized with O. navus and two other Brazilian species, O. hammondi Mello-Leitão, 1915 and O. variabilis Mello-Leitão, 1917 are confirmed as junior synonyms of O. navus. Oecobius marathaus, originally described from India, is considered a senior synonym of O. inopinatusWunderlich, 1995b, from Australia. Distribution and habitat records for these species are provided. (AU)