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1 April 2002 THE AFRICAN SPIDER GENUS SINGAFROTYPA (ARANEAE, ARANEIDAE)
Matjaž Kuntner, Gustavo Hormiga
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Abstract

The African spider genus Singafrotypa Benoit is redescribed and transferred from the tetragnathid subfamily Nephilinae to the araneid subfamily Araneinae. Cladistic analysis of the matrix of Scharff & Coddington (1997) with the addition of two Singafrotypa species supports this new placement. Singafrotypa acanthopus Simon, the type species of the genus, is described along with two new species: Singafrotypa okavango new species from Botswana, and Singafrotypa mandela new species from South Africa. Singafrotypa goliath Benoit is transferred to Neoscona Simon (Araneidae, Araneinae).

Matjaž Kuntner and Gustavo Hormiga "THE AFRICAN SPIDER GENUS SINGAFROTYPA (ARANEAE, ARANEIDAE)," The Journal of Arachnology 30(1), 129-139, (1 April 2002). https://doi.org/10.1636/0161-8202(2002)030[0129:TASGSA]2.0.CO;2
Received: 15 February 2001; Published: 1 April 2002
KEYWORDS
Africa
Araneae
Araneidae
Araneinae
cladistics
Neoscona
Nephilinae
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