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14 November 2022 Three species of Sparassidae from India, with the first description of the males of Olios kiranae Sethi & Tikader, 1988 and Thelcticopis moolampilliensis Sunil Jose & Sebastian, 2007 (Araneae: Sparassidae)
Peter Jäger, Ambalaparambil Vasu Sudhikumar, Rishikesh Tripathi
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Abstract

Three species of the spider family Sparassidae are reported from India. Olios kiranae Sethi & Tikader, 1988 is first recorded from Rajasthan and removed from the status of nomen dubium. The male is described for the first time; the female is redescribed. Gnathopalystes flavidus Simon, 1897 comb. nov. is transferred from the genus Palystes L. Koch, 1875 and reported from Irinjalakuda, Kerala, with a redescription of the male. Thelcticopis moolampilliensis Sunil Jose & Sebastian, 2007 is also recorded from Irinjalakuda, Kerala. The male is described for the first time, the female is redescribed and an unpaired lanceolate appendage between the lateral lobes is documented for the first time for the family. Photos are provided for all three species.

Peter Jäger, Ambalaparambil Vasu Sudhikumar, and Rishikesh Tripathi "Three species of Sparassidae from India, with the first description of the males of Olios kiranae Sethi & Tikader, 1988 and Thelcticopis moolampilliensis Sunil Jose & Sebastian, 2007 (Araneae: Sparassidae)," Arachnology 19(3), 621-627, (14 November 2022). https://doi.org/10.13156/arac.2022.19.3.621
Published: 14 November 2022
KEYWORDS
first records
South Asia
systematics
taxonomy
unknown sexes
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