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Revision of the spider genus Gippsicola Hogg, 1900 (Araneae: Segestriidae)

ANDRÉ MARSOLA GIROTI, ANTONIO DOMINGOS BRESCOVIT

Abstract


Gippsicola Hogg is one of the four genera included in the family Segestriidae. Currently this monotypic Australian genus is represented by Gippsicola raleighi Hogg, 1900, a species described based on an immature specimen from Victoria, Australia. In this work we present a taxonomic revision of this genus, with an elucidative diagnosis, redescribing G. raleighi based on detailed morphologic characters of adult male specimens. Also, we are describing three new species: Gippsicola robusta n. sp. and G. lineata n. sp., both represented by males and females, and G. minuta n. sp., only known by the male. We provide some enlightenment on the systematics of Gippsicola and putative synapomorphies for the subfamily Segestriinae.

 


Keywords


Araneae, Haplogynae, Synspermiata, Dysderoidea, Australia, taxonomy

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