Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Rothilena (Araneae: Agelenidae), a new genus of funnel-web spiders endemic to the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:J. Maya-Morales, Jiménez M. L.
Date Published:Aug-10-2013
Keywords:Ageleninae, new species, Rothilena, Taxonomy

<p>Rothilena (Araneae: Agelenidae: Ageleninae), a new genus of funnel-web spiders endemic to the Baja California Peninsula<br />
in Mexico, and six new species (Rothilena griswoldi sp. nov., Rothilena cochimi sp. nov., Rothilena pilar sp. nov.,<br />
Rothilena golondrina sp. nov., Rothilena sudcaliforniensis sp. nov., and Rothilena naranjensis sp. nov.) are described and<br />
illustrated. Males are diagnosed by having pedipalps with a conductor with three projections and a retrolateral tibial apophysis<br />
divided in two parts, one distal and dorsally excavated and the other retrolateral and ventrally excavated. The epigynum<br />
of females has a pair of hoods that covers part of the atrium, and the copulatory ducts resemble a &ldquo;duck head&rdquo;.</p>

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