A revision of the spider genus Cesonia (Araneae, Gnaphosidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1980
Authors:N. I. Platnick, Shadab M. U.
Journal:Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History

The 30 known species of Cesonia are diagnosed, described, and assigned to species groups. Eilicina Bryant is newly synonymized with Cesonia. Eilicina elegans Bryant is transferred to Drassyllus; Sergiolus elegans Simon is transferred to Cesonia. Seventeen new species are described: Cesonia bixleri from California; C. rothi from California and western Arizona; C. ubicki and C. gertschi from the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico; C. cerralvo and C. leechi from from Baja California Sur, Mexico; C. iviei, C. cuernavaca, and C. coala from central Mexico; C. boca from Panama; C. chickeringi, C. cana, and C. bryantae from Jamaica; C. nadleri from Hispaniola; C. desecheo from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands; C. maculata from St. Kitts and Nevis; and C. ditta from Dominica. The males of C. classica Chamberlin, C. trivittata Banks, C. josephus (Chamberlin and Gertsch), and C. irvingi (Mello-Leitão) are described for the first time

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