Doi
10.5431/aramit4304
Autor

Decae AE

Jahr
2012
Titel

Geography-related sub-generic diversity within the Mediterranean trapdoor

spider genus Nemesia (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Nemesiidae)

Titel ├╝bersetzt

Geography-related sub-generic diversity within the Mediterranean trapdoor

spider genus Nemesia (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Nemesiidae)

Ausgabe

Heft 43

Seiten
24-28
Abstract

Three different male and female super-specific types are distinguished according to variations in the morphology of the bulb and spermathecae within the genus Nemesia Audouin, 1826. Plotting the distributions of these sexual types on a map of the Mediterranean indicates the existence of geography-related sub-generic diversity in which the Nemesia fauna of the eastern Mediterranean differs markedly from that of the western Mediterranean. While the eastern Mediterranean Nemesia fauna is highly homogeneous, the fauna of the western Mediterranean is very diverse. The eastern and western Nemesia faunae appear to overlap in the central Mediterranean. Efforts to relate the specific bulb types to the particular types of spermathecae described here were only partly successful.

Keywords

biodiversity; biogeography; distribution; model taxon; taxonomy