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
Volume:165
Pagination:335-386
Abstract:

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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