New data on the spider genus Nemesia in Algeria (Araneae: Nemesiidae)

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Abstract

Based on the spider collection of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, the data on the poorly known Algerian representatives of Nemesia Audouin, 1826 are renewed. Twelve species of Nemesia were recognized among the studied ma-terial. The following six new species are described: N. algerina n. sp. (♂♀), N. almoravida n. sp. (♂♀), N. annaba n. sp. (♂♀), N. decaei n. sp. (♂♀), N. dido n. sp. (♀) and N. tanit n. sp. (♀). Nemesia dorthesi Thorell, 1875 is recorded within Algeria for the first time. Nemesiamacrocephala Ausserer, 1871 and N.meridionalis (Costa, 1835) are assumedly occurred in the country. One further unidentified species is figured and listed as Nemesia sp. Unknown hitherto males of N. africana (C.L. Koch, 1838) and N. didieri Simon, 1892, are described for the first time and their females are redescribed. Lectotypes are designated for Nemesia didieri Simon, 1892 and Nemesia ariasi Simon, 1914. Additional data on the somatic and copulatory structures and distribution of all the studied species are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-130
Number of pages62
JournalIsrael Journal of Entomology
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Araneae
  • Lecto-types
  • Mediterranean
  • Mygalomorphae
  • Nemesiinae
  • New species
  • Palaearctic
  • Taxonomy
  • Trap-door spiders

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