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1 October 2000 HORTIPES, A HUGE GENUS OF TINY AFROTROPICAL SPIDERS (ARANEAE, LIOCRANIDAE)
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Hortipes Bosselaers and Ledoux (type species Hortipes luytenae Bosselaers and Ledoux from South Africa) is a genus of small (1.5–4 mm), pale, mainly soil-dwelling spiders from sub-Saharan Africa. The genus, which is tentatively placed in the Liocranidae, is characterized by the presence of a peculiar ellipsoidal array of setae on the dorsal side of metatarsi I and II and by the large anterior median eyes with a dark retina restricted to the median portion. Ledoux and Emerit (1998) described five more species from Ivory Coast and Gabon. Sixty-three additional Hortipes species are described here as new: H. platnicki (♀), H. castor (♂♀), H. pollux (♂♀), H. fastigiensis (♂♀), H. ostiovolutus (♂♀), H. salticola (♂♀), H. exoptans (♂♀), H. scharffi (♂♀), H. cucurbita (♂♀), H. hesperoecius (♀), H. klumpkeae (♀), H. aurora (♂♀), H. echo (♀), H. stoltzei (♂), H. creber (♂♀), H. orchatocnemis (♂♀), H. contubernalis (♂♀), H. mesembrinus (♀), H. coccinatus (♂♀), H. wimmertensi (♂♀), H. irimus (♀), H. licnophorus (♀), H. schoemanae (♂♀), H. aelurisiepae (♀), H. hyakutake (♂), H. rothorum (♂), H. griswoldi (♂), H. oronesiotes (♂♀), H. penthesileia (♀),H. zombaensis (♂♀), H. atalante ♀), H. merwei (♂♀), H. leno (♂♀), H. mulciber (♀), H. libidinosus (♂♀), H. delphinus (♂♀), H. bjorni (♂), H. amphibolus (♀), H. hastatus (♂♀), H. horta (♀), H. angariopsis (♀), H. falcatus (♂♀), H. lejeunei (♂♀), H. narcissus (♂♀), H. auriga (♂), H. puylaerti (♀), H. chrysothemis (♀), H. machaeropolion (♂♀), H. centralis (♀), H. tarachodes (♂♀), H. terminator (♂), H. baerti (♂), H. robertus (♂♀), H. abucoletus ♀, H. alderweireldti (♂), H. architelones (♂♀), H. calliblepharus (♂), H. fortipes (♂), H. bosmansi (♂♀), H

JAN BOSSELAERS and RUDY JOCQUÉ "HORTIPES, A HUGE GENUS OF TINY AFROTROPICAL SPIDERS (ARANEAE, LIOCRANIDAE)," Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2000(256), 4-108, (1 October 2000). https://doi.org/10.1206/0003-0090(2000)256<0004:HAHGOT>2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 October 2000
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