Triaeris pusillus (Bryant) , Chickering, A. M., 1973

Chickering, A. M., 1973, Notes on Heteroonops and Triaeris (Araneae; Oonopidae)., Psyche 80, pp. 227-229: 228-229

publication ID

21387

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scientific name

Triaeris pusillus (Bryant)
status

new combination

Triaeris pusillus (Bryant)  , new combination

Hytanis pusilla  Bryant, 1942: 326, figs. 13 - 14. The female holotype from St. Croix, V. I. is in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, examined.

Triaeris reticulatus  Chickering, 1968: 354, figs. 6 - 13. The male holotype from St. Croix, V. I. is in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, new synonymy.

The female, regarded by Miss Bryant as representing a new species of Hytanis  , was completely overlooked during my study of the genus Triaeris  (1968). At that time I believed that I had a new species of the genus represented by a male from St. Croix, V. I. Because of the close similarity of structure and coloration, I believed that a female from Nevis, B. W. I., belonged with the male from St. Croix, V. I. As a result of my examination of the holotype of Hytanis pusilla  Bryant I think it is logical to believe that this female belongs with my male from the same locality and that it represents a species of Triaeris  . This leaves the status of the female from Nevis in some doubt. This species may be a new one but I am not yet certain about this. Further careful collecting among the numerous West Indian Islands is obviously needed.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Oonopidae

Genus

Triaeris