Selenops banksi, Muma, 1953

Crews, Sarah C., Galvis, William & Esposito, Lauren A., 2021, Gliding canopy flatties and relatives from the Selenops banksi group (Araneae: Selenopidae), Journal of Natural History 54 (35 - 36), pp. 2343-2365: 2348

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2020.1844914

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:EBB43509-9E17-4F75-920A-BE332F014705

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5030774

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E97817-FF98-1D66-FE18-FC57FA1EFB73

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Carolina

scientific name

Selenops banksi
status

 

Selenops banksi   group Muma, 1953

Diagnosis Males of the Selenops banksi   group can be distinguished from other species by the short embolus beginning around 8–9 o’clock, and having an embolic apophysis which is obscured by the embolus in ventral view ( Figures 3 View Figure 3 (a–h) and 5(a–f)). Females of the group can be separated from other species by the strongly sclerotised copulatory ducts with several turns, with inconspicuous primary spermathecae, a median lobe or septum, and medially located epigynal pockets ( Figure 6 View Figure 6 (a–d, f–g)). Both males and females have the sternum longer than wide and the labium truncated with rounded anterior edges ( Figure 2 View Figure 2 (g,k–l, q)).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Selenopidae

Genus

Selenops