Gephyrellula Strand, 1932

Santos, Fabricio H. & Rheims, Cristina A., 2018, Taxonomic revision of the genus Gephyrellula Strand, 1932 (Arachnida, Araneae, Philodromidae), Zootaxa 4527 (3), pp. 381-391: 382-383

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Gephyrellula Strand, 1932
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Genus Gephyrellula Strand, 1932  

Gephyrella Mello-Leitão, 1918: 121   (type species: G. violacea Mello-Leitão   , by monotypy). Mello-Leitão 1929: 107. Gephyrellula Strand, 1932: 137   (replacement name for Gephyrella Mello-Leitão   , preoccupied in Lepidoptera   ).

Diagnosis. Philodromid spiders with enlarged AME; elongated leg II; prosoma wider than long; clypeus low ( Table 1); leg formula 2134; spination of legs I–II: tibia ventral 2-2-0, pro- and retrolateral 0-1-1, metatarsus ventral 2-2-0, pro- and retrolateral 0-1-1; male palps with short, hook-shaped CoP ( Figs 8 View FIGURES 6–9 , 11 View FIGURES 10–14 , 20 View FIGURES 19–23 ); female vulva with GH with long ducts ( Figs 14 View FIGURES 10–14 , 23 View FIGURES 19–23 ). Gephyrellula Strand   belongs to the Ebo   -like Philodromidae (sensu Muster 2009b)   due to the eye configuration (AME larger than the other eyes and medians of both rows closer to laterals than to each other) and elongated leg II. They can be distinguished from Rhysodromus Schick, 1965   and Halodromus Muster, 2009b   by lacking leg scopula, longer leg II and lower clypeus height (see Table 1); from Ebo Keyserling, 1884   by the presence of lateral spines on tibiae and metatarsi I–II (absent in Ebo   ) and male palps with well-developed VTA and RTA (VTA indistinct and RTA weakly sclerotized in Ebo   ); from Titanebo Gertsch, 1933   by the male palps with short, hook shaped CoP (absent in Titanebo   ) and lower clypeus height (see Table 1).

Description. See redescription of G. violacea   .

Distribution. Neotropical region, Brazil.

Composition. Monotypic: Gephyrellula violacea ( Mello-Leitão, 1918)   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Philodromidae

Loc

Gephyrellula Strand, 1932

Santos, Fabricio H. & Rheims, Cristina A. 2018
2018
Loc

Gephyrella Mello-Leitão, 1918 : 121

Strand, E. 1932: 137
Mello-Leitao, C. F. de 1929: 107
Mello-Leitao, C. F. de 1918: 121
1918