Radiation of the genus Dysdera (Araneae, Haplogynae, Dysderidae) in the Canary Islands: The island of Gran Canaria

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1997
Authors:Arnedo, MA, RIBERA, CARLES
Journal:Zoologica Scripta
Volume:26
Issue:3
Date Published:1997
ISBN Number:1463-6409
Keywords:Fringillidae, Serinus, Serinus canaria
Abstract:This study continues studies on the taxonomy and distribution of Dysdera in the Canarian archipelago. Four new species are described: Dysdera andamanae sp. n., D. arabisenen sp. n., D. tibicena sp. n. and D. yguanirae sp. n. Four new synonymies are reported: D. bailadero Wunderlich, 1991 and D. pauciserae Wunderlich, 1991 =Dysdera iguanensis Wunderlich, 1987, D. tamadabaensis Wunderlich, 1991 =D. paucispinosa Wunderlich, 1991; D. sinuosa Wunderlich, 1994 =D. tilosensis Wunderlich, 1991. Six species are redescribed: D. bandamae Schmidt, 1973, D. iguanensis Wunderlich, 1987, D. insulana Simon, 1883, D. paucispinosa Wunderlich, 1991, D. tilosensis Wunderlich, 1991 and D. verneaui Simon, 1883; and neotypes are designated for D. insulana and D. verneaui. The presence of the following species in Gran Canaria is reported for the first time: D. iguanensis, formerly only collected on Tenerife, D. insulana, previously of doubtful location, and D. levipes, known from Tenenfe and La Gomera. Morphological affinities, ecology and distribution of the species are discussed.
URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1997.tb00413.x
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