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Published: 2017-01-26

On the poorly known haplogynae spiders of the genus Ochyrocera Simon (Araneae, Ochyroceratidae) from Mexico: description of two new species with an updated identification key for Mexican species

CONACYT Research Fellow. Laboratory of Arachnology, Laboratorio Regional de Biodiversidad y Cultivo de Tejidos Vegetales (LBCTV), Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), sede Tlaxcala, Ex-Fábrica San Manuel, San Miguel Contla, 90640 Santa Cruz Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico. Colección Nacional de Arácnidos (CNAN), Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Ciudad Universitaria, A
Araneae Spiders taxonomy Chiapas Veracruz

Abstract

Two new species of the spider genus Ochyrocera Simon 1891 are described from Mexico. Ochyrocera jarocha new species was collected under rotten trunks and hollow trunks in a tropical rainforest, in San Martin Volcano, Veracruz, Mexico. Ochyrocera pojoj new species was collected in a mixed forest, under rotten trunks, in La Trinitaria, Chiapas, Mexico, which represents the third species described from the state of Chiapas. With the description of the two new species herein, six species of Ochyrocera are recorded from Mexico. An updated taxonomic identification key and a distribution map to the Mexican species are provided.

 

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How to Cite

VALDEZ-MONDRAGÓN, A. (2017). On the poorly known haplogynae spiders of the genus <em>Ochyrocera</em> Simon (Araneae, Ochyroceratidae) from Mexico: description of two new species with an updated identification key for Mexican species. Zootaxa, 4226(2), 194–204. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4226.2.2