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2007. The Journal of Arachnology 35:334395 MORPHOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF COBWEB SPIDER MALE
 

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2007. The Journal of Arachnology 35:334395
MORPHOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF COBWEB SPIDER MALE
GENITALIA (ARANEAE, THERIDIIDAE)
Ingi Agnarsson,1,2
Jonathan A. Coddington1
and Barbara Knoflach3
: 1
Systematic
Biology-Entomology, Smithsonian Institution, NHB-105, PO Box 37012, Washington,
DC 20013-7012, USA; 2
The University of British Columbia, Departments of Botany
and Zoology, 3549-6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4, Canada.
E-mail: ingi@zoology.ubc.ca; 3
University of Innsbruck, Institute of Ecology,
Division of Terrestrial Ecology and Taxonomy, Technikerstrasse 25, A-6020
Innsbruck, Austria.
ABSTRACT. This study elucidates the homology of elements of the male palps in the spider family
Theridiidae. We survey and illustrate 60 species from 29 out of the 86 currently recognized genera rep-
resenting all subfamilies. The study is buttressed by a phylogenetic framework, and uses a new method

  

Source: Agnarsson, Ingi - Department of Biology, Universidad de Puerto Rico

 

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