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1 November 2017 Orientothele Mirza, Sanap & Kunte, 2017 is a Junior Synonym of Macrothele Ausserer, 1871 (Araneae: Hexathelidae)
Bastian Drolshagen
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The monotypic diplurid genus Orientothele Mirza, Sanap & Kunte, 2017 is placed in synonymy with Macrothele Ausserer, 1871 (Hexathelidae) syn. nov., as it is found to lack the diplurid symplesiomorphy of few or no labial cuspules, as well as all diplurine synapomorphies. For the moment, the type species of Orientothele, O. alyratus Mirza, Sanap & Kunte, 2017 is considered valid and, due to the synonymy of Orientothele with Macrothele, M. alyrata (Mirza, Sanap & Kunte, 2017) comb, nov. is established.

Bastian Drolshagen "Orientothele Mirza, Sanap & Kunte, 2017 is a Junior Synonym of Macrothele Ausserer, 1871 (Araneae: Hexathelidae)," Arachnology 17(6), 282-283, (1 November 2017). https://doi.org/10.13156/arac.2017.17.6.282
Published: 1 November 2017
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