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A Revision of the genus Ceratogyrus Pocock (Araneae: Theraphosidae)

J.I. De Wet, A.S. Dippenaar-Schoeman
Koedoe | Vol 34, No 2 | a422 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v34i2.422 | © 1991 J.I. De Wet, A.S. Dippenaar-Schoeman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 September 1991 | Published: 23 September 1991

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J.I. De Wet, Nature and Environmental Conservation, South Africa
A.S. Dippenaar-Schoeman, Protection Research Institute, South Africa

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Abstract

The African genus Ceratogyrus of the family Theraphosidae is revised, with notes of its natural history. Seven species are recognised and distinguished in a key. Six species, namely C. bechuanicus Pocock, C. brachycephalus Hewitt, C. darlingii Pocock, C. dolichocephalus Hewitt, C. marshalli Pocock and C. sanderi Strand are redescribed and figured, C. cornuatus is newly described and figured and C. schultzei Pocock is synonymized with C. bechuanicus. Lectotypes are designated for four species namely, C. brachycephalus, C. darlingii, C. dolichocephalus and C. marshalli. Distributional data is given for all seven species.

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Revision, natural history, Ceratogyrus, Araneae, Theraphosidae.

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