New Data on the Spider Genus Levymanus (Araneae: Palpimanidae)

Sergei L. Zonstein, Yuri M. Marusik*, Mykola M. Kovblyuk

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New data on the composition and distribution of the previously monotypic genus Levymanus Zonstein & Marusik, 2013 are provided. The type species L. gershomi Zonstein & Marusik, 2013 is recorded for the first time from the UAE, and L. ras sp. n., a second member of this genus, is described from a female collected in Ethiopia. The new species differs from L. gershomi by the coarser corrugation of the carapace(vs. less sharply corrugated carapace in the latter species), the shape of the thoracic fovea with the sulci set more closely to each other, and relatively larger anterior median eyes, as well as by structure of the vulva.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-226
Number of pages6
JournalOriental Insects
Issue number3
StatePublished - 3 Jul 2017


FundersFunder number
H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and particularly Antonius van Harten
Israel Ministry of Absorption
Seppo Koponen
Tel Aviv University
Turun Yliopisto


    • Africa
    • Arabian Peninsula
    • Araneae
    • Spiders
    • new record
    • new species
    • taxonomy


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