Zangherella Caporiacco, 1949

LePeru, 2011, Atypidae to Theridiidae, The Spiders of Europe, a Synthesis 1 : 338

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6192768

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6192768

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scientific name

Zangherella Caporiacco, 1949
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Genus Zangherella Caporiacco, 1949

Type species: Z. minima Caporiacco, 1949 .

Characters of genus. 6 eyes; lateral eyes contiguous, widely separated from medians. Abdomen globular, with a dorsal scutum and a ventral scutum (except in female Z. apuliae ). Male palp: trochanter long, femur with a short apophysis, patella long with a short apophysis; bulb relatively simple, with a strongly developed embolus.

Taxonomy. This genus, described in the Theridiidae by Caporiacco, 1949b, was transferred to the Symphytognathidae by Levi & al, 1962, and then here by BRIGNOLI, 1981b. Synonymy: Z. minima Caporiacco, 1949 = Z algerica (Simon, 1895) (BRIGNOLI, 1970). According to Brignoli, 1968c and Thaler & al, 1998, Z apuliae may be a synonym of Z relicta .

Distribution. There are only 3 species in tms genus (PLATNICK, 2010), limited to Mediterranean regions.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Anapidae