Tetrablemma O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873

Lin, Yucheng, Li, Shuqiang & Jaeger, Peter, 2018, Tetrablemmidae, a spider family newly recorded from Cambodia (Arachnida, Araneae), ZooKeys 777, pp. 43-55: 43

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Tetrablemma O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873


Genus Tetrablemma O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873 

Type species.

Tetrablemma medioculatum  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873 from Sri Lanka (see Lehtinen 1981).


The gender of Tetrablemma  is neuter, therefore two species names described previously are amended (see below). The ending “-ensis” denotes a place, a locality or a country. It forms an adjective with two endings: “-ensis” for genera masculine or feminine in gender, and “-ense” for genera neuter in gender.


Twenty-seven species were known before the current study: T. alaus  Burger, Harvey & Stevens, 2010, T. alterum  Roewer, 1963, T. benoiti  (Brignoli, 1978), T. brevidens  Tong & Li, 2008, T. brignolii  Lehtinen, 1981, T. deccanense  (Tikader, 1976), T. extorre  Shear, 1978, T. helenense  Benoit, 1977, T. loebli  Bourne, 1980, T. magister  Burger, 2008, T. manggarai  Lehtinen, 1981, T. marawula  Lehtinen, 1981, T. mardionoi  Lehtinen, 1981, T. medioculatum  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873, T. medioculatum cochinense  Lehtinen, 1981, T. medioculatum gangeticum  Lehtinen, 1981, T. menglaense  Lin & Li, 2014 (species epithet corrected, original published as T. menglaensis  ), T. namkhan  Lin, Li & Jäger, 2012, T. nandan  Lin & Li, 2010, T. okei  Butler, 1932, T. phulchoki  Lehtinen, 1981, T. rhinoceros  (Brignoli, 1974), T. samoense  Marples, 1964, T. thamin  Labarque & Grismado, 2009, T. viduum  (Brignoli, 1974), T. vietnamense  Lehtinen, 1981, T. ziyaoense  Lin & Li, 2014 (species epithet corrected, original published as T. ziyaoensis  ).

Distribution and habitat.

Angola, Australia, Cambodia, China, St. Helena, India, Laos, Indonesia, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Queensland, Samoa, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Trinidad, Victoria and Vietnam. These previously described species live mainly in the forest litter or in caves.