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Nopyllus, a new South American Drassodinae spider genus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae)

Nopyllus, um novo gênero de Drassodinae sul-americano (Araneae, Gnaphosidae)

Nopyllus gen. nov. is proposed to include Apopyllus isabelae Brescovit & Lise, 1993 and Nopyllus vicente sp. nov. from southern Brazil. Nopyllus gen. nov. is close to Apodrassodes Vellard, 1924 and Apopyllus Platnick & Shadab, 1984, can be distinguished from both genera by the absence of a dorsal abdominal scutum in males, the absence of a median apophysis on bulb, the curved, narrow and reniform cymbium, and by the presence of a very conspicuous cymbial basal projection.

Neotropical Region; Brazil; Apopyllus; taxonomy


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