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A Revision of the Afrotropical Genus Diores (Araneae, Zodariidae)

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Series: Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique: Annales - Serie in 8° - Sciences Zoologiques Volume: 260

By: Rudy Jocqué(Author)

81 pages, 165 b/w line drawings

Royal Museum for Central Africa / Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale

Paperback | Dec 1990 | #148781
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Language: English

The genus Diores Simon is revised. A description and a diagnosis of the taxon are provided as well as a key to the species (males only). The genus now comprises 53 species, 29 of which are new. These are D. femoralis, D. annetteae, D. pauper, D. sequax, D. decipiens, D. youngai, D. leleupi, D. silvestris, D. dowsetti, D. spinulosus, D. griswoldorum, D. brevis, D. initialis, D. murphyorum, D. simplicior, D. rectus, D. lemaireae, D. monospina, D. miombo, D. geraerti, D. namibia, D. damara, D. russelli, D. malaissei, D. anomalus, D. milloti, D. recurvatus, D. patellaris, and D. chelinda. The genus is divided into 12 species-groups, based mostly on the male palpal morphology. Three species formerly included in the genus are incertae sedis.

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