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Formiciform Salticidae (Araneae). Two new combinations and four new species of the genera Martella and Sarinda

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Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
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Miscel.lania Zoologica 19.2 (1 996) 105 Formiciform Salticidae (Araneae). Two new combinations and four new species of the genera Martella and Sarinda M. E. Galiano Galiano, M . E . , 1996. Forrniciforrn Salticidae (Araneae). Two new combinations and four new species of the genera Martella and Sarinda. Misc. Zool., 19.2: 105-1 15. Forrniciforrn Salticidae (Araneae). Two new cornbinations and four newspecies of the generaMarte I la andSarinda.-Fernale specirnens of Sarinda utingaeGaliano, 1967 and Sarinda carnbaGaliano, 1969 are described for the first time and the species are transferred to Martella as new cornbinations. Three new species of Martellafrom Brazil and one species of Sarindafrorn Argentina are described. The rnain diagnostic character separating Martella frorn Sarinda is the structure of the fernale inter- nal genitalia. Key words: Araneae, Salticidae, Martella, Sarinda, Argentine, Brazil (Rebut: 74 111 96,. Acceptaci6 condicionak 78 L// 96,. Acc. definitiva: 70 lX 96) Marla Elena Galiano, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales 'Bernardino Rivadavia: Av. Angel Gallardo 470, 7405 Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentine). lntroduction The ant-like genera Sarinda Peckham & Peckharn, 1892 and Martella Peckharn & Peckham, 1892 have been revised in previ- ous papers (GALIANO, 1964,1965,1967,1969). Several species have been found in associa- tion with black ants [S. marcosi Toledo Piza, 1937, S. nigra Peckham & Peckharn, 1892, S. imitansGaIiano, 1965, S. camba GaIiano.1965 (GALIANO, 1965, 1969). Martella furva (Chic- kering, 1946) (REISKIND, 1977)l and are con- sidered Batesian mimics (REISKIND, 1977). The spiders of both genera have a black body with the cephalic region being higher than the thoracic region and separated frorn i t by a transverse band of white hairs. Sarinda species have an elongated body, abdominal constriction and one or more transverse yel- low bands, while those of Martella lack ab- ISSN: 021 1-6529 O 1996 Museu

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