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A Generic Revision of the Spider Family Zodariidae (Araneae)

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Series: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH Bulletins) Volume: 201

By: Rudy Jocqué(Author)

American Museum of Natural History

Paperback | Dec 1991 | #58278
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The family Zodariidae is revised at the generic level. All available type specimens of species were examined. The family history is reviewed, morphology is described, and polarity of the character variations is established. The phylogeny for the genera is derived from a cladistic analysis using HENNIG86. A list of all generic names used in Zodariidae and a key to the genera are provided. Zodariidae is diagnosed by the absence of a serrula, the presence of lateral teeth on the tarsal claws, long anterior spinnerets, and the burrowing habit. Six subfamilies are recognized: Cyriocteinae, new subfamily, Lachesaninae, new subfamily, Cydrelinae Simon, Storenomorphinae Simon, Storeninae Simon and Zodariinae Simon. 

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