Fecenia travancoria Pocock is recognised as a junior synonym of Fecenia protensa Thorell (Araneae: Psechridae): a case of intraspecific variation .

  title={Fecenia travancoria Pocock is recognised as a junior synonym of Fecenia protensa Thorell (Araneae: Psechridae): a case of intraspecific variation .},
  author={Jobi J. Malamel and Moothedathu S. Pradeep and Pothalil A. Sebastian},
The spider genus Fecenia was erected by Simon (1887). Together with the genus Psechrus Thorell, 1878, Fecenia Simon, 1887 belongs to the family Psechridae Simon, 1890 (Platnick 2013), a group of araneomorph, entelegyne and cribellate spiders (Bayer and Jager 2010). The presence of this spider genus in India, which belongs to the Lycosoidea within the retrolateral tibial apophysis (RTA)-clade (Griswold 1993; Griswold et al. 2005; Bayer and Schonhofer 2013), was first noticed by Thorell (1891… 
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Meotipa species (Araneae, Theridiidae) from China

In an ongoing effort to expand knowledge of the Chinese cobweb spider fauna, the genus Meotipa Simon, 1894 is reviewed and two new species are described.

Indian Lycosoidea Sundevall (Araneae: Opisthothelae: Araneomorphae) in Different States and Union Territories Including an Annotated Checklist

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Revision of the pseudo-orbweavers of the genus Fecenia Simon, 1887 (Araneae, Psechridae), with emphasis on their pre-epigyne

A taxonomic revision of the genus Fecenia is provided with emphasis on the characteristics of the pre-epigynes which are integrated for the first time into an identification key, and the validity of characters for identifying FECenia species is discussed.

Phylogenetic relationships of the spider family Psechridae inferred from molecular data, with comments on the Lycosoidea (Arachnida : Araneae)

Investigation of the relative phylogenetic position of the spider genera Psechrus Thorell and Fecenia Simon using molecular data of the nuclear 28S rRNA gene and the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene indicated no support for a monophyletic family Psechridae.

Investigations into the phylogeny of the Lycosoid spiders and their kin (Arachnida: Araneae, Lycosoidea)

The phylogenetic relationships of spider families classically placed in the superfamily Lycosoidea, which possess a grate-shaped tapetum in some or all of the indirect eyes, are examined through exemplar taxa scored for 68 classical or newly elaborated characters.

Expected species richness in the genus Psechrus in Laos (Araneae: Psechridae)

Three new Psechrus species are described from Laos, P. steineri sp.

Psechrus kunmingensis: description of male and supplementary description of female, with discussion on intraspecific variation (Araneae, Psechridae, Psechrus)

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A phylogenetic analysis of higher groups of entelegyne spiders, with representatives of all enteleGYne families containing cribellate members and of Palpimanoidea, and a paraphyletic Araneoclada, excluding members of Haplogynae.

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