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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

On-line version ISSN 2007-8706Print version ISSN 1870-3453


GARCIA-VILLAFUERTE, Miguel Ángel. The extant and fossil spider fauna (Araneae) from Chiapas, Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2009, vol.80, n.3, pp.633-646. ISSN 2007-8706.

A list of the recent and extinct species of spiders (Araneae) that have been recorded from Chiapas is presented. To date 464 recent species have been registered, distributed in 281 genera and 56 families. The most diverse families are Salticidae, Theridiidae, Araneidae, Tetragnathidae and Gnaphosidae. The genera and species in synonymy are listed, as are the genera and species that have been transferred to other families, and the species transferred to other genera within the same family. 36 fossil species included in amber have also been recorded. The taxonomy of recent and fossil spiders should not be independent. Genus Hemirrhagus (Teraphosidae) is newly recorded from Chiapas.

Keywords : spiders; listing; diversity; new records.

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