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Published: 2021-07-29

Glebych minutissimus gen. et sp. nov., the smallest cobweb spider (Araneae: Theridiidae)

Palaeontological Institute, RAS, Profsoyuznaya 123, Moscow, 117647, Russia.
Institute for Biological Problems of the North RAS, Portovaya Str.18, Magadan, 685000, Russia. Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa. Zoological Museum, Biodiversity Unit, FI-20014 University of Turku, Finland.
Aranei Peru Styposis new genus new species lungless Araneae


Glebych minutissimus gen. et sp. n., (♂♀), a minute six-eyed and apparently lungless theridiid spider, inhabiting epiphytes in foggy-forest belt at Peruvian Andes is described, representing the smallest (total length varies from 0.79 to 0.92 mm, carapace length ca. 0.36 mm) member of the family. Glebych gen. n. is related to the Neotropic genus Styposis Simon, 1894, which is small-sized and six-eyed as well.


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How to Cite

ESKOV, K. Y., & MARUSIK, Y. M. (2021). <em>Glebych minutissimus</em> gen. et sp. nov., the smallest cobweb spider (Araneae: Theridiidae). Zootaxa, 5006(1), 45–53.