Friday, April 20, 2018

[Arachnida • 2018] A Review of the Wasp Mimicking Spider Genus Coenoptychus Simon, 1885 (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae)


Coenoptychus pulcher Simon, 1885

in Paul, Sankaran, Sebastian & Joseph, 2018.

Abstract

The monotypic velvet ant-mimicking spider genus Coenoptychus Simon, 1885 is revised. The paper provides the first detailed morphological and genitalic description, with the first description and illustrations of the male of the type species, Coenoptychus pulcher Simon, 1885, and a redescription of its female. Two new combinations are proposed: Coenoptychus mutillicus (Haddad, 2004) comb. nov. and Coenoptychus tropicalis (Haddad, 2004) comb. nov.; both species were previously included in Graptartia Simon, 1896. The distribution records of the genus are updated.

Keywords: Araneae, mimicry, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, redescription, taxonomy, transfer, wasp mimicking




Jimmy Paul, Pradeep M. Sankaran, Pothalil A. Sebastian and Mathew M Joseph. 2018. A Review of the Wasp Mimicking Spider Genus Coenoptychus Simon, 1885 (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae).  Zootaxa. 4413(1); 163–172. DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4413.1.6

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