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1 November 2013 A Revision of the Crab Spider Genus Heriaeus Simon, 1875 (Araneae: Thomisidae) in the Afrotropical Region
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The genus Heriaeus Simon, 1875 is revised in the Afrotropical Region. Ten new species are described: H. allenjonesi (♂♀ South Africa), H. antoni (♀♂ Yemen), H. copricola (♂♀ South Africa), H. foordi (♂♀ South Africa), H. madagascar (♂ Madagascar), H. muizenberg (♂ South Africa), H. peterwebbi (♂♀ South Africa), H. sossusvlei (♀ Namibia), H. xanderi (♂♀ South Africa) and H. zanii (♂♀ South Africa and Tanzania). Heriaeus fimbriatus Lawrence, 1942 is redescribed and recognized as the male of H. crassispinus Lawrence, 1942, and synonymized here. Two other previously known Afrotropical species are redescribed: H. transvaalicus Simon, 1895 (including the first male description) and H. latifrons Lessert, 1919.

P. van Niekerk and A. S. Dippenaar-Schoeman "A Revision of the Crab Spider Genus Heriaeus Simon, 1875 (Araneae: Thomisidae) in the Afrotropical Region," African Invertebrates 54(2), (1 November 2013). https://doi.org/10.5733/afin.054.0213
Published: 1 November 2013
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