Check List 9(6): 1594-1595, doi: 10.15560/9.6.1594
First record of Cithaeron reimoseri (Araneae: Cithaeronidae) from the New World and first record of the family from southern Brazil
expand article infoRicardo Ott, Antonio Domingos Brescovit§
‡ Museu de Ciências Naturais, Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil§ Laboratório Especial de Coleções Zoológicas, Instituto Butantan, Brazil
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The African spider Cithaeron reimoseri Platnick, 1991 is registered for the first time in the New World, based in two females collected at Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Until now C. reimoseri was known only by the holotype from Eritrea. The species C. praedonius O. P.-Cambridge, 1872 was, until now, the only known species of the family with worldwide distribution and is considered prone to introduction in anthropic environments. Cithaeronidae are considered lower gnaphosoids being identifiable by the depressed posterior median eyes and the pseudosegmented tarsi.
Araneae; Cithaeronidae; introduced species; African spider; Rio Grande do Sul; Brazil