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Revision of the Grass Huntsman Spider Genus Pseudomicrommata Järvi, 1914 (Araneae: Sparassidae) in the Afrotropical Region
- Moradmand, Majid
- African invertebrates 2015 v.56 no.2 pp. 425-443
- Sparassidae, females, grasses, males, new species, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania
- The grass huntsman spider genus Pseudomicrommata Järvi, 1914 is revised in the Afrotropical Region, resulting in the recognition of four valid species. The type species, P. longipes (Bösenberg & Lenz, 1895) is redescribed and recorded from Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa and Namibia. Pseudomicrommata vittigera (Simon, 1897) stat. rev. (from South Africa and Namibia) is revalidated and its male described here for the first time. Two new species are described: P. mary sp. n. (male and female) from Guinea and Ivory Coast, and P. schoemanae sp. n. (female) from Cameroon.