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1 August 2006 THREE NEW SPECIES OF PHOLCUS (ARANEAE, PHOLCIDAE) FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS WITH NOTES ON THE GENUS PHOLCUS IN THE ARCHIPELAGO
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Over the last decade, numerous papers focusing on the fauna of the Canary Islands have reported that many spectacular species radiations have taken place, leading to a very high level of endemicity in this archipelago. The species of the genus Pholcus are a very good example of such a fascinating process. The Canary Islands harbor the highest number of endemic species of this genus. Therefore, in order to obtain a detailed picture of the diversity and the phylogeny of the Canarian Pholcus, a complete taxonomic revision is required. The present work is the second contribution to achieve this goal. Three new species of Pholcus are described: Pholcus bimbache, P. anachoreta and P. corniger. The first endemic species of Pholcus from El Hierro (P. bimbache) is reported; P. anachoreta is the only Pholcus species found on the Montaña Clara Islet; and P. corniger is the second and most troglomorphic species known from Tenerife.

Dimitar Dimitrov and Carles Ribera "THREE NEW SPECIES OF PHOLCUS (ARANEAE, PHOLCIDAE) FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS WITH NOTES ON THE GENUS PHOLCUS IN THE ARCHIPELAGO," The Journal of Arachnology 34(1), (1 August 2006). https://doi.org/10.1636/H04-14.1
Received: 17 February 2004; Published: 1 August 2006
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