Taxonomic revision of the spider genus Ixchela Huber, 2000 (Araneae: Pholcidae), with description of ten new species from Mexico and Central America

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:Valdez-Mondragón, A
Journal:Zootaxa
Volume:3608
Pagination:285-327
ISSN:1175-5334
Keywords:identification keys, Ixchela, Key words: Pholcidae, taxonomy
Abstract:

A taxonomic revision of the genus Ixchela Huber, 2000 is presented. The previously described five species are redescribed with new taxonomic information and new distribution records. The males of Ixchela placida (Gertsch, 1971) and Ixchela simoni (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898) are described for the first time. Ten new species are described, nine from Mexico and one from Honduras: Ixchela mixe new species, Ixchela huberi new species, Ixchela juarezi new species, Ixchela grix new species, Ixchela taxco new species, Ixchela franckei new species, Ixchela tzotzil new species, Ixchela santibanezi new species, Ixchela huasteca new species, and Ixchela viquezi new species. Identification keys for males and females are presented. Se realizó la revisión taxonómica del género Ixchela Huber, 2000. Las cinco especies previamente descritas son redescri- tas con nueva información taxonómica y nuevos registros de distribución. Los machos de Ixchela placida (Gertsch, 1971) e Ixchela simoni (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898) son descritos por primera vez. Se describen 10 especies nuevas, nueve de México y una de Honduras: Ixchela mixe sp. nov., Ixchela huberi sp. nov., Ixchela juarezi sp. nov., Ixchela grix sp. nov., Ixchela taxco sp. nov., Ixchela franckei sp. nov., Ixchela tzotzil sp. nov., Ixchela santibanezi sp. nov., Ixchela huasteca sp. nov., e Ixchela viquezi sp. nov. Claves de identificación para machos y hembras son presentadas.

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