On three monotypic nursery web spider genera from Madagascar with first description of the male of Tallonia picta Simon, 1889 and redescription of the type-species of Paracladycnis Blandin, 1979 and Thalassiopsis Roewer, 1955 (Araneae: Lycosoidea: Pisauridae).

@article{Silva2013OnTM,
  title={On three monotypic nursery web spider genera from Madagascar with first description of the male of Tallonia picta Simon, 1889 and redescription of the type-species of Paracladycnis Blandin, 1979 and Thalassiopsis Roewer, 1955 (Araneae: Lycosoidea: Pisauridae).},
  author={E. L. C. da Silva and P. Sierwald},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3750},
  pages={
          277-88
        }
}
  • E. L. C. da Silva, P. Sierwald
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zootaxa
  • With 333 described species, the Pisauridae is a moderately species-rich spider family. The family is world wide in distribution and its members exhibit an exceptionally wide range of foraging and prey capture behavior, from web-based hunters, water surface hunters to ambusher hunters in the vegetation. While some pisaurid genera are diverse, boasting numerous species, such as Dolomedes with 96 described species, nearly half of pisaurid genera (22/48) are monotypic (Platnick 2013). Recent… CONTINUE READING

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