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DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4020.1.9

Discovery of the first telemid spider (Araneae, Telemidae) from South America, and the first member of the family bearing a stridulatory organ

NADINE DUPÉRRÉ, ELICIO TAPIA

Abstract


The genus Kinku n. gen. is established for the first telemid spider found in South America. The new species, Kinku turumanya n. sp. is characterized by the unique conformation of the male palp and the presence of an abdominal anterioventral stridulatory organ.

 


Keywords


Araneae, new genus, new species, cloud forest, Ecuador

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