Studies in Corinnidae: transfer of four genera and description of the female of Lessertina mutica Lawrence 1942

J. BOSSELAERS, R. JOCQUÉ

Abstract


The African spider species Messapus martini Simon 1898, Thysanina serica
Simon 1910, Arushina dentichelis Di Caporiacco 1947, Cambalida coriacea Simon
1909 and Lessertina mutica Lawrence 1942 are redescribed. The male of Cambalida
coriacea and the female of Lessertina mutica are described for the first time.
Based on the redescriptions, the genera Messapus Simon 1898, Thysanina Simon
1910, Arushina Di Caporiacco 1947 and Cambalida Simon 1909 are transferred
to Corinnidae.
KEY WORDS: Arachnida, Araneae, Clubionidae, Corinnidae, Liocranidae, transfer,
Arushina, Cambalida, Lessertina, Messapus, Thysanina, Africa.

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