Colima (spider)

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Colima
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Zodariidae
Genus: Colima
Jocqué & Baert, 2006
Species

See text.

Diversity
2 species

Colima is a genus of spiders in the family Zodariidae (ant spiders),[1] found in the state of Colima, Mexico.[2]

Description[edit]

Colima species are medium-sized spiders, with a body length of 3.5–6.0 mm. The fourth leg is longest. The cephalothorax (prosoma) is pale orange to pale brown in colour; the abdomen is mostly darker with a paler pattern of chevrons and spots.[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

The genus was erected in 2006 by Rudy Jocqué and Léon Baert for two new species from the Mexican state of Colima. The generic name is based on this location. Colima is distinguished from related genera by the very high clypeus and the shape of the male palpal bulb: the tegulum is horseshoe-shaped and the embolus is mostly hidden in a hollow in the tegulum.[2]

Species[edit]

As of May 2017, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gen. Colima Jocqué & Baert, 2005", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2017-05-05 
  2. ^ a b c Jocqué, R & Baert, L. (2005), "Two new neotropical genera of the spider family Zodariidae (Araneae)", Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Entomologie, 75: 119–133