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Published: 2018-04-10

Redescription of Phonotimpus separatus Gertsch & Davis, 1940 (Araneae: Phrurolithidae) and description of two new species of Phonotimpus from Mexico

Colección de Arácnidos del Sureste de México, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR). Tapachula, Chiapas 30700, México
Laboratorio de Aracnología y Entomología, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR), La Paz, Baja California Sur 23096, México
Laboratorio de Aracnología y Entomología, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR), La Paz, Baja California Sur 23096, México 4Corresponding auth
Araneae spiders neotropical Piabuna Chiapas Tacana volcano taxonomy


The female of Phonotimpus separatus Gertsch & Davis (the type species of the genus) is redescribed from a specimen collected at the type locality, and two new species of Phonotimpus from Mexico are described: P. pennimani sp. nov. and P. talquian sp. nov. A more detailed description of P. separatus is provided to better distinguish them from related taxa. The two new species are closely related; males and females of both species share several somatic and genitalic characters not found in P. separatus. The resemblance of both new species to P. separatus is discussed.



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