Thaler-Knoflach B, Hänggi A, Kielhorn KH & Broen B von
Revisiting the taxonomy of the rare and tiny comb-footed spider Carniella brignolii (Araneae, Theridiidae)
Ergänzungen zur Taxonomie der seltenen Zwergkugelspinne Carniella brignolii (Araneae, Theridiidae)
Carniella brignolii Thaler & Steinberger, 1988 was first described based on a male from Austria and still belongs to the rare, scarcely studied species. Based on material from Germany and Switzerland the hitherto unknown female now can be assigned and presented. In this context a new synonymy is also proposed: The cave-dwelling, troglomorphic C. mihaili (Georgescu, 1989) from Romania, originally established as new genus Marianana, is synonymised with C. brignolii.
Carniella mihaili, cave-dweller, description, female, Marianana, new synonymy