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Revision of the spider genus Pycnothele (Araneae, Nemesiidae)

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Passanha, Victor [1] ; Indicatti, Rafael P. [1] ; Brescovit, Antonio D. [1] ; Lucas, Sylvia M. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Colecoes Zool, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: IHERINGIA SERIE ZOOLOGIA; v. 104, n. 2, p. 228-251, Jun. 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The genus Pycnothele Chamberlin, 1917 is revised. The Brazilian species Pycnothele perdita Chamberlin, 1917, P. singularis (Mello-Leitão, 1934) and P. auronitens (Keyserling, 1891) are redescribed, diagnosed and illustrated. The females of P. auronitens and P. singularis are described for the first time and P. auripila (Mello-Leitão, 1946) from Uruguay, currently a junior synonym of P. auronitens, is revalidated. Pycnothele piracicabensis (Piza, 1938) is transferred to Rachias Simon, 1892, with which it shares the morphology of the sexual structures, restoring the original combination. Five new species are proposed for Brazil: Pycnothele rubra sp. nov., P. jatai sp. nov. and P. araraquara sp. nov., from state of São Paulo, P. arapongas sp. nov., from state of Paraná, and P. gauderio sp. nov., from state of Rio Grande do Sul. After this revision the genus includes ten Neotropical species. Maps with distribution of all species is presented for the first time and the occurrence of species of the genus is enhanced for the Brazilian state of Paraná. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/18287-1 - Systematics of the Neotropical Nemesiidae genera (Araneae, Mygalomorphae)
Grantee:Rafael Prezzi Indicatti
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/50689-0 - Systematic of the neotropical haplogynae spiders (Arachnida, Araneae)
Grantee:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants