The huntsman genus Decaphora Franganillo, 1931 (Araneae: Sparassidae: Sparianthinae)

Zootaxa. 2014 Jun 12:(3815):79-93. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3815.1.5.


The genus Decaphora Franganillo, 1931 is revised. Pseudosparianthis variabilis F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1900, Pseudosparianthis cubana Banks, 1909 and Thelcticopis pestai (Reimoser, 1939) are transferred to the genus; and P. cubana is considered a senior synonym of the type species, Decaphora trabiformis Franganillo, 1931. In addition, the female of T. pestai and the male of P. variabilis are described for the first time; and a new species, Decaphora kohunlich spec. nov., is described from Mexico and Guatemala.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animal Distribution
  • Animal Structures / anatomy & histology
  • Animals
  • Female
  • Male
  • Phylogeny
  • Spiders / anatomy & histology
  • Spiders / classification*