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27 June 2022 The genus Lycosoides Lucas, 1846 in the Maghreb region, with the description of five new species (Araneae: Agelenidae)
Robert Bosmans, Sylvain Lecigne, Souâd Benhalima, Ourida Abrous-Kherbouche
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North African species of the genus Lycosoides Lucas, 1846 are revised. Five new species are described: L. incisofemoralis Bosmans, sp. n. (♂♀) from Algeria, L. kabyliana Bosmans, sp. n. (♂♀) from Algeria, L. murphyorum Bosmans, sp. n. (♂♀) from Morocco, L. robertsi Bosmans, sp. n. (♂) from Tunisia, and L. saiss Bosmans, sp. n. (♂♀) from Morocco. Previously unknown sexes are first described for two species: L. leprieuri (Simon, 1875) from Algeria (♀) and L. parva (Denis, 1954) from Morocco (♂). One synonym is proposed: Lycosoides subfasciata (Simon, 1870) with L. flavomaculata (Lucas, 1843), syn. n. An identification key to all Lycosoides species of the Maghreb is provided. A complicated shape of the palpal conductor, with distinct dorsal and ventral branches, appears to be an important diagnostic character for the genus Lycosoides.

Robert Bosmans, Sylvain Lecigne, Souâd Benhalima, and Ourida Abrous-Kherbouche "The genus Lycosoides Lucas, 1846 in the Maghreb region, with the description of five new species (Araneae: Agelenidae)," Arachnology 19(sp1), 316-340, (27 June 2022). https://doi.org/10.13156/arac.2022.19.sp1.316
Published: 27 June 2022
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