Plutonodomus Cooke, 1964

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 : 47-48

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5920114

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scientific name

Plutonodomus Cooke, 1964
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Genus Plutonodomus Cooke, 1964  

Plutonodomus Cooke, 1964: 280   (Type species by monotypy, Plutonodomus kungwensis Cooke, 1964   ).

Remarks. Plutonodomus   is the only known African Prodidominae   genus that shows adaptations to a subterranean environment. Plutonodomus kungwensis Cooke, 1964   was collected in a termite nest ( Microtermes   sp.) at the edge of a gallery forest ( Cooke 1964). It is known solely from the female holotype and no additional material belonging to this species was examined in this study.

Diagnosis and description. See Plutonodomus kungwensis   .

Composition. Monotypic: P. kungwensis Cooke, 1964   .

Distribution. Kungwe-Mahali Mts., Tanzania ( Fig. 36 View FIGURE 36 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Prodidomidae

Loc

Plutonodomus Cooke, 1964

Rodrigues, Bruno V. B. & Rheims, Cristina A. 2020
2020
Loc

Plutonodomus

Cooke, J. A. L. 1964: 280
1964