Arachnologische Mitteilungen

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DOI Code: 10.5431/aramit4504
Author(s): Zakharov B & Ovtcharenko V
Year: 2013
Title: Male palp organ morphology of three species of ground spiders (Araneae, Gnaphosidae)
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Issue: Heft 45
Pages: 15-20
Abstract: A detailed morphological account of the male copulatory organs of three species of ground spiders, Sergiolus capulatus, Herpyllus propinquus and Callilepis pluto (Araneae, Gnaphosidae), is presented. The large sclerites (subtegulum, tegulum and embolus) appear to be homologous in all spiders. Sergiolus and Zelanda have a plesiomorphic palp organization. The increased complexity in the male bulb organization creates a locking mechanism that fixes the male palp position during intercourse in Callilepis, as well as in Encoptarthria, Trachyzelotes and Zelotes. The palp of Herpyllus, together with Anzacia, Drassodes and Intruda, demonstrates progressive modification of the male bulb.
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Keywords: Callilepis pluto; ground-plan; Herpyllus propinquus; Sergiolus capulatus; tripartite male bulb

Arachnologische Gesellschaft - Arachnologische Mitteilungen - 10.5431/aramit4504 - 27.5.2017