Revision and cladistic analysis of the Guineo-Congolian spider genus Smeringopina Kraus (Araneae, Pholcidae).

@article{Huber2013RevisionAC,
  title={Revision and cladistic analysis of the Guineo-Congolian spider genus Smeringopina Kraus (Araneae, Pholcidae).},
  author={Bernhard A. Huber},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3713},
  pages={
          1-160
        }
}
  • B. Huber
  • Published 19 September 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zootaxa
The genus Smeringopina Kraus, 1957 is revised, with redescriptions of the nine previously known species and descriptions of 35 new species. Smeringopina is largely restricted to the tropical forests of West and Central Africa. It includes both large species that build their domed sheet-webs in protected spaces near the ground, and small (probably derived) litter-dwelling species. With leg spans up to 18 cm the former group includes some of the largest pholcids known. A first cladistic analysis… 
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