Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Systematics and natural history of Wadotes (Araneae, Agelenidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1987
Authors:R. G. Bennett
Journal:Journal of Arachnology
Date Published:1987
ISBN Number:0161-8202
Keywords:[Phylogeny / / ] [Nearctic region / / Reproductive system structure, / Male palpal tarsus structure] [Copulation / / First description], biological notes, Chamberlin 1925, p. 104, Coelotes calcaratus - Keyserling 1887 (Araneae): [Lectotype designated,, distribution & systematics]., Evolution, Key, Land zones, Mating, Mount Rogers, Nearctic region, New, New species]., New taxa, Nomenclature, North America, P. 102]., P. 108]., Poplar Cove, Reproduction, Reproductive behaviour, Reproductive system, species]., Syn nov, W. convolutus Muma 1947, p. 104]., Synonymy, Systematics, Taxonomy, Type material, USA, Wadotes - Chamberlin 1925 (Araneae): [Key to species, Nearctic region,, Wadotes [Genitalia / / Female epigynum structure] [Copulatory organs /, Wadotes bimucronatus - (Simon 1898) (Araneae): [Syn nov, W. carolinus, Wadotes carinidactylus, Wadotes carinidactylus (Araneae): [Sp nov, Georgia, P. 108, fig'd]., Wadotes deceptis (Araneae): [Sp nov, North Carolina, P. 111, fig'd]., Wadotes deceptis [North Carolina / / Graham County, Wadotes mumai (Araneae): [Sp nov, Georgia, P. 118, fig'd]., Wadotes mumai [Georgia-USA / / New species]., Wadotes primus - Fox 1937 (Araneae): [Status, P. 126]., Wadotes saturnus (Araneae): [Sp nov, Alabama, P. 119, fig'd]., Wadotes saturnus [Alabama / / North east, Wadotes willsi (Araneae): [Sp nov, Virginia, P. 123, fig'd]., Wadotes willsi [Virginia / / Grayson County

The coelotine agelenid genus Wadotes, exclusive of the single described Palaearctic species W. primus, is a monophyletic assemblage of species endemic to eastern North America. Diagnoses, descriptions, distributions, natural history notes, a key, and a phylogeny are presented for eleven species, five of which (W. carinidactylus, W. deceptis, W. mumai, W. saturnus, and W. willsi) are described as new. W. convolutus and W. carolinus are synonymized with W. bimucronatus. The male palpal tarsus and the female epigynum of the Nearctic group is described in detail. Mating behavior of Wadotes is described for the first time.

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