Revision of emmenomma simon (amaurobiidae, macrobuninae)

Zootaxa. 2015 Mar 13;3931(3):387-400. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3931.3.3.


The genus Emmenomma is revised and now includes three species from Southern Chile, Argentina and Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). The type species Emmenomma oculatum is redescribed and considered a senior synonym of E. beauchenicum. Emmenomma oculatum obscurum is removed from synonymy with E. oculatum, raised to the species level and redescribed; the male of this species remains unknown. A new species, Emmenomma joshuabelli sp. nov. is described. The presence of a grate shaped tapetum outside the Lycosoidea clade is described. Detailed images are provided for all known species.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Falkland Islands
  • Female
  • Male
  • Species Specificity
  • Spiders / anatomy & histology
  • Spiders / classification*