Resurrection of the endemic bird dung crab spiders, Phrynarachne Thorell (Araneae: Thomisidae) of 19th century India

Abstract :

Phrynarachne tuberosa (Blackwall, 1864) and P. peeliana (Stoliczka, 1869), the only two bird dung crab spiders, known in the 19th century India, could once again be recorded in the 21st century. Both the species are resurrected and new from West Bengal, India. These are described and illustrated here.

Keyword :

Resurrection, Bird dung crab spiders, Phrynarachne, India

Author(s) : Roy, T. K., Dhali, D. C., Saha, S., Raychaudhuri, D.
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Published Issue : 2010 Vol. 5 Number 2

2010 Vol. 5 Number 2