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A new species of the endemic South African spider genus Austrachelas (Araneae: Gallieniellidae) and first description of the male of A. bergi

CHARLES R. HADDAD, ZINGISILE MBO

Abstract


The Gallieniellidae is a small family of ground-dwelling gnaphosoid spiders with a Gondwanan distribution, currently including 10 genera and 55 species (World Spider Catalog 2017). The composition of the group remains unresolved, as different phylogenies have either supported (Platnick 2002; Haddad et al. 2009) or disputed (Ramírez 2014; Wheeler et al. in press) its monophyly.

 


Keywords


Araneae, Gallieniellidae

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4323.1.9

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