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Published: 2021-07-08

Description of a new species of Myrmecotypus (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae), the first of its genus known from Paraguay, with an updated key to species

Colección Científica Para La Tierra, Fundación Para La Tierra, 321 Mariscal Estigarribia, Barrio General Diaz, Pilar, Ñeembucú, Paraguay.
Araneae ant-mimicry Ñeembucú Wetlands Complex Neotropical spider


The castianeirine spider genus Myrmecotypus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1894 is reported from Paraguay for the first time, with the description of a new species, Myrmecotypus mboitui sp. nov. (♂♀) from the Ñeembucú Wetlands Complex of south-western Paraguay. The species belongs to a small group of Myrmecotypus with elongated and constricted abdomens. Illustrations of the diagnostic characters of the new species are provided. An updated key to the species of Myrmecotypus is presented.



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How to Cite

PETT, B. L. (2021). Description of a new species of <em>Myrmecotypus</em> (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae), the first of its genus known from Paraguay, with an updated key to species. Zootaxa, 4999(1), 77–86.