Notes on the spider genus Acontius, with a description of two new species from Guinea and Burundi (Aranei: Cyrtaucheniidae)

Sergei L. Zonstein*

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Abstract

Acontius nimba sp.n. (♂♀) and A. kiriba sp.n. (♂♀) are described from Guinea and Burundi, respectively. Due to the similar structure of the male palp, the former resembles the Guinean A. stercoricola (Denis, 1955), while the latter looks to be related to the Eastern Congolese A. machadoi (Lawrence, 1938). However, both new species differ from their relatives by colouration, spination of legs I-IV, and the structural details of the tegulum and embolus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-226
Number of pages8
JournalArthropoda Selecta
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Sep 2018

Funding

FundersFunder number
Ministry of Absorption, Israel

    Keywords

    • Africa
    • Araneae
    • Mygalomorphae
    • Spiders
    • Taxonomy

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