A redescription of the type species of Tricalamus Wang 1987 (Aranei, Filistatidae)

S. L. Zonstein, Y. M. Marusik, M. M. Omelko

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A redescription of a poorly known filistatid spider Tricalamus tetragonius Wang 1987 (whose types are probably lost), the type species of the widespread Asian genus, is provided on the base of the conspecific series collected in south China. The considered species differs from other members of the genus by structure of a moderately long, flattened, gently curved and apically slightly dilated embolus, as well as by details in configuration of the receptacles. T. albidulus Wang 1987, similar to T. tetragonius in the majority of aspects and described practically from the same type locality, is considered here as a very probable junior synonym of the latter species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-544
Number of pages5
JournalZoologicheskii Zhurnal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2016


  • Araneae
  • China
  • New record
  • Prithinae
  • Spiders
  • Yunnan


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