Notes on Nemesia and Iberesia in the J. Murphy spider collection of the Manchester Museum (Araneae: Nemesiidae)

Authors

  • Sergei L. Zonstein The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel. E-mail: serzon56@gmail.com https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4515-0630

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Nemesiidae, spiders, trapdoor spiders, arañas, Mediterranean, France, Spain, Portugal, new records, taxonomy

Abstract

Representatives of the genera Nemesia Audouin, 1826 and Iberesia Decae & Cardoso, 2006 deposited in the John Murphy spider collection of the Manchester Museum (University of Manchester, UK) have been re-examined. This part of the collection is found to include ten species of Nemesia and one member of Iberesia. Males of N. santeulalia Decae, 2005 and N. seldeni Decae, 2005, unknown hitherto, are described for the first time. Additional data on the structures and distribution of other studied species are also provided.

RESUMEN

Los representantes de los géneros Nemesia Audouin, 1826 e Iberesia Decae & Cardoso, 2006 depositados en la colección de arañas de John Murphy del Museo de Manchester (Universidad de Manchester, Reino Unido) han sido reexaminados. Esta parte de la colección incluye diez especies de Nemesia y un miembro de Iberesia. Los machos de N. santeulalia Decae, 2005 y N. seldeni Decae, 2005, desconocidos hasta ahora, se describen por la primera vez. Se proporcionan datos adicionales sobre las estructuras y la distribución de otras especies estudiadas.

 

Cite as: Zonstein, S.L. 2017. Notes on Nemesia and Iberesia in the J. Murphy spider collection of the Manchester Museum (Araneae: Nemesiidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 47: 141–158.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1068674

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Male of Nemesia corsica spider.

Published

2017-11-30

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