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IDENTITY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CRAB SPIDERS XYSTICUS DURUS AND X. KEYSERLINGI (ARANEAE: THOMISIDAE)1

  • R. Marcel Reeves (a1), John J. Hadam (a1), James H. Redner (a2) and Charles D. Dondale (a2)

Abstract

Both sexes are described for the species pair of crab spiders, Xysticus durus (Soerensen) and X. keyserlingi Bryant. A recent collection of keyserlingi from the Alpine Garden, Mt. Washington, New Hampshire reveals that the male of X. leechi Turnbull et al. has been misidentified as that of durus, the male of durus has been confused with that of keyserlingi, and the name leechi must become a junior synonym of the name keyserlingi.

Les deux sexes de la paire-espèces d'araignée crabes, Xysticus durus (Soerensen) et l'X. keyserlingi Bryant sont décrits. Une collection récente de keyserlingi du Jardin Alpine sur Mont Washington, New Hampshire nous permet de conclure que le mâle d'X. leechi Turnbull et al. a été misidentifié comme celui de durus, le mâle de durus a été confondu avec celui de keyserlingi, et le nom leechi doit devenir un synonyme plus récent du nom keyserlingi.

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IDENTITY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CRAB SPIDERS XYSTICUS DURUS AND X. KEYSERLINGI (ARANEAE: THOMISIDAE)1

  • R. Marcel Reeves (a1), John J. Hadam (a1), James H. Redner (a2) and Charles D. Dondale (a2)

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