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Cyrtarachne keralensis Jose, 2011 is a junior synonym of Anepsion maritatum (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1877)(Araneae, Araneidae)
Malamel, J.J.; Sankaran, P.M.; Joseph, M.M.; Sebastian, P.A. (2015). Cyrtarachne keralensis Jose, 2011 is a junior synonym of Anepsion maritatum (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1877)(Araneae, Araneidae). Zootaxa 4039(3): 478-482. hdl.handle.net/10.11646/zootaxa.4039.3.8
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326, more
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Author keywords
    Araneae, Araneidae, India

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  • Malamel, J.J.
  • Sankaran, P.M.
  • Joseph, M.M.
  • Sebastian, P.A.

Abstract
    The Indo-pacific araneid genus Anepsion, with A. rhomboides (L. Koch, 1867) as the type species, was erected by Strand in 1929. He proposed the name Anepsion as a replacement name for Anepsia L. Koch, 1871, preoccupied by Anepsia Gistl, 1848, a dipteran genus (OBIS Australia, 2015). The genus was revised by Chrysanthus (1961, 1969) and currently has 16 described species and 1 subspecies (World Spider Catalog 2015). In the present paper, we are reporting the genus from India for the first time and synonymising Cyrtarachne keralensis Jose, 2011 with Anepsion maritatum O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1877. A redescription and illustrations of both male and female of A. maritatum are provided.

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