Gymnodamaeus bicostatus (C.L. Koch, 1835 ),

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Gymnodamaeus bicostatus (C.L. Koch, 1835 )


Gymnodamaeus bicostatus (C.L. Koch, 1835) 

Original name: Damaeus bicostatus C.L. Koch, 1835  ( André 1925)

Geographic Location and Habitats: AB: Kananaskis Valley, forest litter under Lodgepole pine ( Powell & Skaley 1975).

Distribution: Holarctic.

Remarks: This species does not occur in North America according to Paschoal (1982) and a specimen from Alberta was used as the holotype of Gymnodamaeus taedaceus Paschoal, 1982  . However, the type of G. taedaceus  is badly smashed and Paschoal’s description has numerous misinterpretations according to Walter (2009).