Saturday, November 18, 2017

[Arachnida • 2017] Revision of Hindumanes Logunov, 2004 (Araneae: Salticidae: Lyssomaninae), with Description of A New Species, H. wayanadensis, from the Western Ghats of Kerala, India

Hindumanes karnatakaensis   (Tikader & Biswas, 1978)

 Sudhin, Nafin & Sudhikumar, 2017


The monotypic genus Hindumanes Logunov, 2004 is revised. We present fresh specimens of Hindumanes karnatakaensis (Tikader & Biswas, 1978), the type species, and describe Hindumanes wayanadensis sp. nov. from the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of the Western Ghats, Kerala, India. This paper provides the first description of the male of H. karnatakaensis and a redescription of its female. We also transfer the genus from Asemoneinae Maddison, 2015 to Lyssomaninae Blackwall, 1877. The relationship between Hindumanes and Lyssomanes Hentz, 1845 and the zoogeography of the subfamily are discussed. The distribution records of the genus are mapped.

Keywords: Araneae, long-legged jumping spider, subfamily placement, zoogeography, relict, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, biodiversity hotspot

Puthoor Pattammal Sudhin, Karunnappilli Shamsudheen Nafin and Ambalaparambil Vasu Sudhikumar. 2017. Revision of Hindumanes Logunov, 2004 (Araneae: Salticidae: Lyssomaninae), with description of a new species from the Western Ghats of Kerala, India. Zootaxa. 4350(2); 317–330.  DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4350.2.7

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