Loxosceles Heineken & Lowe, 1832

Lotz, L. N., 2017, An update on the spider genus Loxosceles (Araneae: Sicariidae) in the Afrotropical region, with description of seven new species, Zootaxa 4341 (4), pp. 475-494: 476

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4341.4.2

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FB8670-D543-674F-FF48-FB255343F9B0

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Loxosceles Heineken & Lowe, 1832
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Loxosceles Heineken & Lowe, 1832 

Type species: Loxosceles rufecens ( Dufour, 1820)  .

Diagnosis. Loxosceles  ARE HApLOGYNE SpIdERS WITH SIx EYES IN THREE dIAdS IN A REcURvEd TRANSvERSE ROW; cHELIcERAE WITHOUT A bOSS, LINkEd ON THE INNER SIdE OvER HALf THEIR LENGTH WITH A MEMbRANE ANd WITH THE cHELIcERAL LAMINA ApEx bIfId; TWO TARSAL cLAWS WITH A SINGLE SERIES Of TEETH; fEMALE pEdIpALp WITHOUT A cLAW; MAjOR AMpULLATE GLANd SpIGOT WITH A SLIT-LIkE OpENING, pOSTERIOR MEdIAN SpINNERETS LAck SpIGOTS ANd pOSTERIOR LATERAL SpINNERETS WITH A SETAL pIT WITH MOdIfIEd SETAE; fEMALE cOpULATORY ORGAN HApLOGYNE WITH ONE bROAd GONOpORE LEAdING TO TWO STORAGE REcEpTAcLES; MALE pALpS WITH A SIMpLE bULb THAT LAckS A HEMATOdOcHA ANd EMbOLUS A THIN TUbE WITHOUT AccESSORY STRUcTURES.