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A revision of the purse-web spider genus Calommata Lucas, 1837 (Araneae, Atypidae) in the Afrotropical Region.

Fourie R, Haddad CR, JocquƩ R - Zookeys (2011)

Bottom Line: While Calommata simoni is very widespread across tropical Africa, Calommata transvaalica is endemic to northern South Africa.Four new species are described, all known only from males: Calommata megaesp. n. (Zimbabwe), Calommata meridionalissp. n. (South Africa), Calommata namibicasp. n. (Namibia) and Calommata tibialissp. n. (Ivory Coast and Togo).Notes are presented on the biology of each species.

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Affiliation: Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa.

ABSTRACT
The purse-web spider genus Calommata Lucas, 1837 is revised in the Afrotropical Region. Following examination of the female type material, Calommata transvaalica Hewitt, 1916 is removed from synonymy with Calommata simoni Pocock, 1903 and revalidated. The females of both species are redescribed and their males described for the first time. While Calommata simoni is very widespread across tropical Africa, Calommata transvaalica is endemic to northern South Africa. Four new species are described, all known only from males: Calommata megaesp. n. (Zimbabwe), Calommata meridionalissp. n. (South Africa), Calommata namibicasp. n. (Namibia) and Calommata tibialissp. n. (Ivory Coast and Togo). Notes are presented on the biology of each species.

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Distribution of Calommata species in the Afrotropical Region: Calommata megae (open square), Calommata meridionalis (solid squares). Calommata namibica (solid triangle), Calommata simoni (solid circles), Calommata tibialis (open triangles) and Calommata transvaalica (open circles).
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Figure 12: Distribution of Calommata species in the Afrotropical Region: Calommata megae (open square), Calommata meridionalis (solid squares). Calommata namibica (solid triangle), Calommata simoni (solid circles), Calommata tibialis (open triangles) and Calommata transvaalica (open circles).

Mentions: Known only from the type locality (Fig. 73).


A revision of the purse-web spider genus Calommata Lucas, 1837 (Araneae, Atypidae) in the Afrotropical Region.

Fourie R, Haddad CR, JocquƩ R - Zookeys (2011)

Distribution of Calommata species in the Afrotropical Region: Calommata megae (open square), Calommata meridionalis (solid squares). Calommata namibica (solid triangle), Calommata simoni (solid circles), Calommata tibialis (open triangles) and Calommata transvaalica (open circles).
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Figure 12: Distribution of Calommata species in the Afrotropical Region: Calommata megae (open square), Calommata meridionalis (solid squares). Calommata namibica (solid triangle), Calommata simoni (solid circles), Calommata tibialis (open triangles) and Calommata transvaalica (open circles).
Mentions: Known only from the type locality (Fig. 73).

Bottom Line: While Calommata simoni is very widespread across tropical Africa, Calommata transvaalica is endemic to northern South Africa.Four new species are described, all known only from males: Calommata megaesp. n. (Zimbabwe), Calommata meridionalissp. n. (South Africa), Calommata namibicasp. n. (Namibia) and Calommata tibialissp. n. (Ivory Coast and Togo).Notes are presented on the biology of each species.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa.

ABSTRACT
The purse-web spider genus Calommata Lucas, 1837 is revised in the Afrotropical Region. Following examination of the female type material, Calommata transvaalica Hewitt, 1916 is removed from synonymy with Calommata simoni Pocock, 1903 and revalidated. The females of both species are redescribed and their males described for the first time. While Calommata simoni is very widespread across tropical Africa, Calommata transvaalica is endemic to northern South Africa. Four new species are described, all known only from males: Calommata megaesp. n. (Zimbabwe), Calommata meridionalissp. n. (South Africa), Calommata namibicasp. n. (Namibia) and Calommata tibialissp. n. (Ivory Coast and Togo). Notes are presented on the biology of each species.

No MeSH data available.