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A Review of the Ground Spider Genus

By Synaphosus (araneae Gnaphosidae, Vladimir I. Ovtsharenko, Gershom Levy, Norman and I. Platnick


The 17 known species of the ground spider ge-nus Synaphosus are reviewed and assigned to three species groups. The genus is native to the Old World, occurring from France south to the Ivory Coast and Kenya, and east to Kazakhstan and Pakistan, but its type species, S. syntheticus (Chamberlin), has apparently been introduced into the United States and Mexico. Drassodes nanus (0. P.-Cambridge), Zelotes gracillimus (O. P.-Cambridge), Zelotes intricatus Denis, and Zelotes minimus Caporiacco are transferred to Synapho-sus. Twelve new species are described: palearcticu

Year: 2016
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