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Title: A new species of Loxosceles (Araneae, Sicariidae) from Tunisia
Author: Ribera Almerje, Carles
Planas Figueras, Enric
Keywords: Aranyes
Taxonomia zoològica
Zoological taxonomy
Issue Date: 29-Jul-2009
Publisher: Pensoft
Abstract: A new species of the spider genus Loxosceles, L. mrazig sp. n., found in Tunisia is described and illustrated. The male bulb shows a high degree of morphological similarity to that of L. gaucho from Brazil, but the pro- portions of the palpal segments and the general colouration of the body reveal significant differences between the two species. A distance analysis of the sequences of the mitochondrial gene cox1 reveals that the specimen from Tunisia shows high genetic distance from L. gaucho (more than 20%). The American species L. gaucho and L. laeta form a sister group to the Mediterranean representatives (L. rufescens and the Tunisian specimen). Taxonomy, Araneae, Loxosceles, new species, Tunisia.
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It is part of: ZooKeys, 2009, vol. 16, p. 217-225
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ISSN: 1313-2989
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