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Systematics of the Goblin Spider Genus Opopaea (Araneae, Oonopidae) in Madagascar

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Series: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH Bulletins) Volume: 380

By: Daniel Andriamalala(Author), Gustavo Hormiga(Author)

156 pages, b/w photos

American Museum of Natural History

Paperback | Aug 2013 | #211665
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The Opopaea fauna of Madagascar is documented for the first time. There are 27 species of Opopaea on the island of which 26 are newly described here and 25 are apparently endemic to Madagascar: Opopaea andranomay, n. sp., O. ankarafantsika, n. sp., O. ankarana, n. sp., O. antsalova, n. sp., O. andringitra, n. sp., O. antsiranana, n. sp., O. bemarivo, n. sp., O. bemaraha, n. sp., O. berenty, n. sp., O. betioky, n. sp., O. itampolo, n. sp., O. kirindy, n. sp., O. manderano, n. sp., O. mahafaly, n. sp., O. manongarivo, n. sp., O. namoroka, n. sp., O. sandranantitra, n. sp., O. torotorofotsy, n. sp., O. tsimaloto, n. sp., O. tsimbazaza, n. sp., O. tsimembo, n. sp., O. tsinjoriaky, n. sp., O. tsingy, n. sp., O. vohibazaha, n. sp., O. foulpointe, n. sp. and O. maroantsetra, n. sp. (shared with Kenya and the Comoros Islands), and O. concolor (Blackwall, 1859), a cosmopolitan species. All species are described and illustrated. An identification key to the species and maps of their distribution in Madagascar are also provided.

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