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1 April 2002 THE COPULATORY ORGANS OF THE CRYPTIC SPECIES LYCOSA THORELLI AND LYCOSA CARBONELLI AND THEIR HYBRID PROGENY, WITH NOTES ON THEIR TAXONOMY (ARANEAE, LYCOSIDAE)
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The copulatory organs of the cryptic species Lycosa thorelli and Lycosa carbonelli are studied and are shown to exhibit some differences. The morphology of the epigynum, vulva and palpal organs of L. carbonelli are here described for the first time. Additional morphological data of these species are provided and the specific diagnosis reformulated. Measurements indicated that the copulatory organs of L. carbonelli are larger than L. thorelli. Morphological comparison between the parental species and the hybrid progeny show that hybrids are intermediate in morphology and size. The reproductive isolation in these cryptic species and the inheritance of the sexual characters in the hybrid progeny are discussed.

Miguel Simó, Rosina Seguí, and Fernando Pérez-Miles "THE COPULATORY ORGANS OF THE CRYPTIC SPECIES LYCOSA THORELLI AND LYCOSA CARBONELLI AND THEIR HYBRID PROGENY, WITH NOTES ON THEIR TAXONOMY (ARANEAE, LYCOSIDAE)," The Journal of Arachnology 30(1), 140-145, (1 April 2002). https://doi.org/10.1636/0161-8202(2002)030[0140:TCOOTC]2.0.CO;2
Received: 10 May 2001; Published: 1 April 2002
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