Acta Arachnologica
Online ISSN : 1880-7852
Print ISSN : 0001-5202
Two New Heteropodine Genera from Southern Continental Asia (Araneae: Sparassidae)
Peter Jäger
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2000 Volume 49 Issue 1 Pages 61-71


Two new genera of the subfamily Heteropodinae (Araneae: Sparassidae) are described from southern continental Asia: Pseudopoda gen. nov. and Bhutaniella gen. nov. Type species are designated and described: Pseudopoda prompta (O.P.-Cambridge 1885) COMB. NOV. and Bhutaniella hillyardi sp. nov. The following species, originally described as Heteropoda spp., are included in Pseudopoda gen. nov.: P. casaria (Simon 1897) COMB. NOV., P. exigua (Fox 1938) COMB. NOV., P. exiguoides (Song & Zhu 1999) COMB. NOV., P. grahami (Fox 1936) COMB. NOV., P. lushanensis (Wang 1990) COMB. NOV., P. virgata (Fox 1936) COMB. NOV., P. zhangmuensis (Hu & Li 1983) COMB. NOV., P. zhejiangensis (Zhang & Kim 1996) COMB. NOV. The following species, originally described as Heteropoda species, is included in Bhutaniella gen. nov: B. sikkimensis (Gravely 1931) COMB. NOV. Species of both genera seem to inhabit only higher altitudes (>1000 meter above sea-level).

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