Zoological Studies

Vol. 55, 2016

(update: 2016.3.31)

A review of the Spider Genus Atmetochilus of Sumatra, Indonesia, with First Analysis of Male Characters and Description of Three New Species (Araneae, Nemesiidae)


Sergei L. Zonstein1,* and Yuri M. Marusik2,3,4

1Department of Zoology, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, 69978 Tel-Aviv, Israel
2Institute for Biological Problems of the North RAS, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan, Russia
3Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa
4Far Eastern Federal University, Sukhanova 8, Vladivostok 690950, Russia

Sergei L. Zonstein and Yuri M. Marusik (2016) The first Sumatran representatives of Atmetochilus Simon, 1887, the genus formerly known only from two species from Myanmar and one species from India, are currently revealed and reviewed. Three new species (listed below) are described and the current concept of Atmetochilus is redefined following study of the male characters previously almost completely unknown. Most of these characters are studied, illustrated and discussed for the first time. The studied genus is found to be represented in Sumatra by three new species described here: A. koponeni sp. n. (♂♀), A. lehtineni sp. n. (♂♀) and A. sumatranus sp. n. (♂).

Key words: Mygalomorph spiders, New species, Taxonomy, South-Eastern Asia.

*Correspondence: E-mail: znn@post.tau.ac.il

Citation: Zonstein SL, Marusik YM. 2016. A review of the spider genus Atmetochilus of Sumatra, Indonesia, with first analysis of male characters and description of three new species (Araneae, Nemesiidae). Zool Stud 55:10. doi:10.6620/ZS.2016.55-10.