New records and geographical distribution of ctenid spiders (Araneae: Ctenidae) in Colombia

Nicolás A. Hazzi, Carlos Valderrama-Ardila, Antonio D. Brescovit, Daniele Polotow, Miguel Simó

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This study provides new records, geographical distribution extensions and a checklist of the current ctenids species in Co-lombia based on the review of four arachnological collections and published literature. A total of 15 new records for Cteni-dae in Colombia are reported; nine of these species are new records for the country and the distribution of the remaining six is expanded. The genus Centroctenus Mello-Leitão, 1929 (C. ocelliventer Strand, 1909) is recorded for first time in Colombia and Cupiennius coccineus (F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901) for South America. Due to the strategic geographic position of Colombia, which is a transition zone between Southern and Central American biotas, species inventories in different localities are important to fill distributional gaps. The number of known species of ctenids in Colombia is in-creased from 16 to 25 and these data will be useful for future studies in taxonomy, systematics and biogeography of this family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-254
Number of pages12
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 5 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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