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Published: 2024-02-20
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Two new species of Fernandezina Birabén, 1951 (Araneae, Palpimanidae) from cave and epigean habitats in Brazil

Universidade Federal do Piauí; Campus Amílcar Ferreira Sobral; BR 343; KM 3.5; Bairro Meladão; s/no. CEP 64800-000; Floriano; PI; Brazil
Instituto Federal da Bahia; Campus Salvador; Rua Emídio dos Santos; s/n; 40301-015 Salvador; BA; Brazil
Departamento de Zoologia; Instituto de Ciências Biológicas; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Avenida Antônio Carlos 6627; 31270-901 Belo Horizonte; MG; Brazil
Araneae Neotropical region cave spiders taxonomy otiothopinae

Abstract

The South American palpimanid genus Fernandezina Birabén currently comprises 15 described species, all known from epigean environments. Representatives of Fernandezina are easily recognized by the unexpanded femora I in both sexes and by the dorsally extended opisthosomal scutum in males. Herein, F. fernandoi sp. nov. is described based on males and females from hypogean environments and F. angeloi sp. nov. is described based on a single male from a nearby epigean environment, both in Brazil. Additionally, we provide an identification key for the species of the genus.

 

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