Prodidominae, Simon, 1884

Rodrigues, Bruno V. B. & Rheims, Cristina A., 2020, An overview of the African genera of Prodidominae spiders: descriptions and remarks (Araneae: Gnaphosidae), Zootaxa 4799 (1), pp. 1-80 : 6

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4799.1.1

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Prodidominae
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Key to the African genera of Prodidominae  

1 Eyes absent ( Fig. 35C View FIGURE 35 )....................................................................... Plutonodomus  

- Eyes present ( Figs 1D, E View FIGURE 1 )............................................................................... 2

2(1) Posterior eye row straight or slightly recurved ( Fig. 1D View FIGURE 1 )....................................................... 3

- Posterior eye row notably procurved ( Fig. 1E View FIGURE 1 ).............................................................. 4

3(2) Spinnerets with ALS well advanced anteriorly ( Fig. 1G View FIGURE 1 )............................................... Namundra  

- Spinnerets with ALS close to posterior spinnerets or slightly distant ( Fig. 1F View FIGURE 1 )................................. Theuma  

4(2) Spinnerets with PLS extremely massive and truncate ( Fig. 1H View FIGURE 1 )........................................ Prodidomus  

- Spinnerets with PLS normal............................................................................. 5

5(4) Spinnerets with ALS advanced anteriorly, separated from the other spinnerets ( Fig. 1F View FIGURE 1 )…....................... Zimiris  

- Spinnerets with ALS normal, close to the other spinnerets ( Fig. 1I View FIGURE 1 ).............................................. 6

6(5) Clavate setae present on the body ( Figs 1A, B View FIGURE 1 , 11D View FIGURE 11 , 26C View FIGURE 26 )..................................................... 7

- Clavate setae absent on the body.......................................................................... 8

7(6) Clavate setae short and similar sized on carapace and legs ( Fig. 1B View FIGURE 1 )..................................... Purcelliana  

- Clavate setae of different sizes on carapace and legs ( Fig. 1A View FIGURE 1 ).............................................. Eleleis  

8(6) Patella I long, similar in length to tibia ( Fig. 1C View FIGURE 1 )….................................................................... 9

- Patella I clearly shorter than tibia................................................................... Zimirina  

9(8) ALS wider than long or as wide as long ( Fig. 2F View FIGURE 2 )........................................................... 10

- ALS longer than wide ( Figs 1F, G View FIGURE 1 )...................................................................... 11

10(9) PMS and PLS with claviform setae ( Fig. 2F View FIGURE 2 )....................................................... Austrodomus  

- PMS and PLS without claviform setae......................................................... Kituba   gen. nov.

11(9) Males with filiform embolus and small hyaline conductor; female epigyne with wide C-shaped copulatory openings and vulva with secondary spermathecae rounded ( Figs 52 View FIGURE 52 A–E)........................................... Kikongo   gen. nov.

- Male embolus robust and long, and laminar conductor partially sclerotized; female epigyne with wide copulatory opening located medially, vulva with proximal part of copulatory ducts enlarged and secondary spermathecae reduced to a small lump ( Figs 59 View FIGURE 59 A–E)........................................................................... Yoruba   gen. nov.