Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Revision of the Histopona italica group (Araneae: Agelenidae), with the description of two new species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:A. Bolzern
Secondary Authors:P. Pantini
Tertiary Authors:M. Isaia
Date Published:16.4.2013
Other Numbers:1175-5334
Keywords:Alps, Apennines, biogeography, endemic fauna, Taxonomy

<p>During a large survey of agelenid spiders from different private and museum collections, a closer examination of material&nbsp;from all over Italy (including type material and fresh material) previously identified as Histopona italica Brignoli 1977,&nbsp;disclosed two new species for science, both belonging to the italica group. Based on the results of the present work, we&nbsp;describe Histopona leonardoi sp. n. and H. fioni sp. n. and revise the distribution pattern of H. italica group in Italy and&nbsp;Switzerland. Drawings and photographs of relevant structures and a table summary of the diagnostic characters allowing&nbsp;a fast separation of the species are provided.</p>
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