Mystarini

Honiball Lewis, Allet S. & Dippenaar-Schoeman, Ansie S., 2014, Revision of the spider genus Mystaria Simon, 1895 (Araneae: Thomisidae) and the description of a new genus from the Afrotropical region, Zootaxa 3873 (2), pp. 101-144: 142-143

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3873.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:AC318953-2804-4BBB-B885-27A8F1DB1EAB

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5123026

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D1BD0C-FF8A-9464-FF34-E9B8E389E86A

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Mystarini
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Key to genera of the Mystarini  -Apyretini -Tagulini tribes of the Afrotropical crab spiders

1. Median eyes unequal in size, PME very small............................................................... 2

- MOQ eyes fairly equal in size............................................................................4

2. Carapace wide with long erectile setae situated on small tubercles on posterior-thoracic edge; PME situated nearer to PLE than to each other............................................................... Apyretina Strand, 1929   (Apyretini)

- Carapace convex to square or dorsally planar; long setae absent; posterior eyes almost equidistant from each other........ 3

3. MOQ area much wider than long, wider anteriorly than posteriorly................. Zametopias Thorell 1892   (Apyretini)

- MOQ area slightly wider than long, anteriorly slightly narrower than posteriorly ( Figs 139, 140 View FIGURES 133–140 )............ Leroya   gen. n.

4. Carapace with leaf-shaped setae next to lateral eyes................................... Tagulis Simon, 1895   (Tagulini)

- Carapace without leaf-shaped setae next to lateral eye area.................................................... 5

5. Carapace with numerous long erectile setae on posterior-thoracic edge, fovea and laterad to eye region, ant-like, chelicerae without cheliceral teeth, body and legs usually uniform brown........................ Sylligma Simon, 1895   ( Mystarini   )

- Carapace only sometimes with a few long setae, not ant-like, but with large abdomens compared to carapace, chelicerae with three cheliceral teeth, body and legs usually with markings........................... Mystaria Simon, 1895   ( Mystarini   )