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Taxonomy and natural history of a species rich assemblage of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae); a long-term study of a suburban site in Zimbabwe
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Title: Taxonomy and natural history of a species rich assemblage of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae); a long-term study of a suburban site in Zimbabwe

Subtitle:

Annales Zoologici, vol. 58, no 1 ; Long-term study of salticid diversity in African suburban garden

Contributor:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Publisher:

Natura optima dux Foundation

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 228-230 ; P. 167-230 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

The results of a nine year inventory of jumping spiders in a suburban study site,a one-hectare garden in Harare, Zimbabwe, are presented. The full list of garden salticids comprises 47 species, among them 12 are described as new: Dendryphantes arboretus, D. hararensis, Evarcha ignea, E. zimbabwensis, Langelurillus ignorabilis, L. orbicularis, Phlegra procera, Pseudicius elegans, P. refulgens, Rhene cancer,Thyenula hortensis and Tularosa arcana. For two species, Evarcha prosimilis (Wesołowska et Russell-Smith, 2000) and Xuriella prima Wesołowska et Russell-Smith, 2000, the previously unknown females are described. Nomen novum, Evarcha prosimilisis proposed for Evarcha similis Wesołowska et Russell-Smith, 2000, preoccupied by E. similis Caporiacco, 1941. Four specific names are synonymised: Quekettia georgii Peckham et Peckham, 1903 with Hispo inermis (Caporiacco, 1947), Heliophanus clarus Peckham et Peckham, 1903 with Phintella aequipes (Peckham et Peckham, 1903), Thyene magdalenae Lessert, 1927 with Thyene australis Peckham et Peckham, 1903 and Viciria morigera Peckham et Peckham, 1903 with Viciria mustela Simon, 1902. The last species was transferred to the genus Evarcha, new combination E. mustela is proposed. New combination Mexcala natalensis is proposed (ex Cosmophasis natalensis Lawrence, 1942). The generic name Quekettia Peckham et Peckham, 1903 is recognized asa junior synonym of Hispo Simon, 1886 by synonymisation of the only species of Quekettia. Eight species are recorded from Zimbabwe for the first time: Bianor albobimaculatus, Heliophanus pygmaeus, Hispo inermis, Icius insolidus, Mexcala natalensis, Sonoita lightfooti, Thyene thyenoides and Xuriella prima. The natural history (micro-habitat, behaviour and phenology) of each species is presented where available.

Relation:

Annales Zoologici

Volume:

58

Issue:

1

Start page:

167

End page:

230

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:58582

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.255, vol 58, no 1 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4314, vol 58, no 1 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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