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Taxonomic revision of the soldier spider genus Falconina Brignoli, 1985 (Araneae: Corinnidae: Corinninae)

Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi; Coordenação de Zoologia; Laboratório de Aracnologia; Av. Perimetral 1901; CEP: 66077-830; Belém; Pará; Brazil; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biodiversidade e Evolução—Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia—Universidade Federal do Pará / Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi; Coordenação de Zoologia; Laboratório de Aracnologia; Av. Perimetral 1901; CEP: 66077-830; Belém; Pará; Brazil; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biodiversidade e Evolução—Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia—Universidade Federal do Pará / Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
Araneae Dionycha Neotropical region New species RTA clade Taxonomy

Abstract

The genus Falconina Brignoli, 1985 is revised and redescribed, including ten species. New records and documentation of morphological variation in F. gracilis (Keyserling, 1891) are presented; it and the type species, F. melloi (Schenkel, 1953), are rediagnosed. Falconina albomaculosa (Schmidt, 1971) is redescribed based on the female holotype and additional material from Ecuador, with the male being described for the first time. Falconina crassipalpis (Chickering, 1937) is redescribed based on the types and additional material from Barro Colorado, Panama. Six new species are described, diagnosed, and illustrated: F. iza sp. nov. (♂ from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil); F. taita sp. nov. (♂ from Chapare and ♀ from Sapecho, Bolivia); F. catirina sp. nov. (♂ from Piauí, Brazil); F. adriki sp. nov. (♂ and ♀ from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); F. andresi sp. nov. (♀ from Meta, Colombia); and F. brignolii sp. nov. (♀ from Sucre, Venezuela). Additionally, distribution maps and an identification key to all of the known species of Falconina are provided.

 

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