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Spiders in Galapagos | New paper published

Spiders in Galapagos – diversity, biogeography and origin“ has been published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. In this paper we present an up-to-date list of species of spiders of Galápagos. We also analysed the Galápagos spider fauna in terms of distribution within the archipelago and origin. Based on this, we discuss the mode of arrival, dispersal patterns and colonising abilities of the spider families and species found in Galápagos .

New taxonomical paper published!

On the identity of the Palearctic species of the wolf spider genus Trebacosa (Araneae: Lycosidae) has been published in Zootaxa.

Authors Szűts T, Zalai B, Villepoux O, Buchholz S, Eichardt J, Zhukovets E, Oger P & Szinetár C

Abstract In this paper we propose Trebacosa brunhesi Villepoux, 2007 as a junior synonym of Trebacosa europaea Szinetár & Kancsal, 2007 based on the examination of specimens from all the localities from where those species are known. Illustration of the type species of the genus, Trebacosa marxi (Stone, 1890) and specimens from all known localities of T. europaea are given to show both the inter- and the intraspecific differences of the genus. Scanning electron micrographs were used to illustrate the detailed structure of the female’s genitalia.