A review of the spider genera Anapisona and Pseudanapis

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1979
Authors:Platnick, NI, Shadab, MU
Journal:American Museum Novitates
Volume:2672
Pagination:1-20
Abstract:

Anapisona is redefined to include those anapids with a single distal apophysis on the male palpal femur, a dorsally elongated male palpal tibia, and distal bristles on the cymbium; and Pseudanapis those with a coarsely punctate carapace and sternum, a pattern of two apophyses on the male palpal femur, one or two on the patella, and none on the tibia, and subequally long legs I and IV. Keys, diagnoses, and supplementary illustrations are provided for the 10 known species of Anapisona, found from southern Mexico and the lesser Antilles south to Ecuador and Brazil, and the six known species of Pseudanapis, found in Indonesia, New Guinea, Melanesia, Hawaii, Middle and South America, and Central Africa. The suggested synonymy of Pseudanapis with Chasmocephalon is disclaimed, but of the 18 species previously assigned to Pseudanapis only P. aloha and P. wilsoni are congeneric with the type species, P. paroculus (the remainder being more closely related to Chasmocephalon); true Pseudanapis are newly recorded from America and Africa. Eight new species are described: A. kethlyi from Mexico and Costa Rica, A. ashmolei and A. pecki from Ecuador, A. bordeaux from the Virgin Islands, A. aragua from Venezuela and Colombia, A. schuhi from Brazil, P. benoiti from Zaire, and P. domingo from Ecuador. Anapisona gertschi Forster is transferred to Pseudanapis and newly recorded from Costa Rica and Panama

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