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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2019-07-16
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First report of the spider genus Symphytognatha from Asia (Araneae, Symphytognathidae)

Key Laboratory of Bio-Resources and Eco-Environment of Ministry of Education, College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, Sichuan, P. R. China.
Araneae Symphytognathidae


Symphytognatha Hickman, 1931 was originally erected by Hickman (1931) as the type genus of the spider family Symphytognathidae. Forster and Platnick (1977) reviewed the family and proposed a diagnosis for Symphytognatha: almost completely fused chelicerae with a visible suture line and multidentate superior claws on legs I and II (but not on legs III and IV). Currently this genus contains 14 species (World Spider Catalog 2019), mainly widespread in South Africa (Griswold 1987), Oceania (Hickman 1931, Forster & Platnick 1977, Platnick 1979, Harvey 1992, 2001), and Central and South America (Balogh & Loksa 1968, Forster & Platnick 1977, Georgescu 1988, Brescovit, Álvares & Lopes 2004, Dupérré & Tapia 2017).



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