Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Untersuchungen zur Evolution der Kopulationsorgane bei Spinnen (1) (Arachnida, Araneae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1989
Authors:S. Heimer
Journal:Entomologische Abhandlungen (Dresden)
Date Published:1989
ISBN Number:0373-8981
Keywords:[Evolutionary trends / / ]., Araneae (Arachnida)., Araneae [Copulatory organs / / Male & female anatomy & evolution], Evolution, Evolutionary adaptation, Reproduction, Reproductive system

The functional morphology of male and female copulatory organs was investigated in 456 spiders representing 189 species from following 36 families: Agelenidae, Anapidae, Araneidae, Atypidae, Caponiidae, Clubionidae, Ctenidae, Dictynidae, Dipluridae, Dysderidae, Filistatidae, Gnaphosidae, Heteropodidae, Hypochilidae, Leptonetidae, Linyphiidae, Lycosidae, Mecysmauchenidae, Metidae, Mimetidae, Mysmenidae, Oonopidae, Oxyopidae, Palpimanidae, Pholcidae, Psechirdae, Salticidae, Scytodidae, Segestriidae, Symphytognathidae, Tetrablemmidae, Tetragnathidae, Theraphosidae, Theridiidae, Thomisidae, and Uloboridae. Externally visible copulatory organs of both sexes as well as the receptaculum seminis in the female and the permophore in the male palus were given special attention. Structural and functional principles and evolutionary development are discussed based on the results of this comparative study.

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