oa Annals of the Natal Museum - The African members of the trap-door spider family Migidae (Araneae: Mygalomorphae) 1: the genus Moggridgea O.P. Cambridge, 1875

Volume 28, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The genus Moggridgea (Araneae: Migidae) is revised. 31 valid species are recognised. The following new synonymies are proposed: M. coegensis Purcell, 1903, M. nigra Purcell, 1903 and M. latus Tucker, 1917 with peringueyi Simon, 1903; M. chirindaensis Benoit, 1962 with pymi Hewitt, 1914; Caedmon congener O. P. Cambridge, 1903, C. dubia O. P. Cambridge, 1903, and C. thoracica O. P. Cambridge, 1903 with quercina Simon, 1903; and Caedmon affinis O. P. Cambridge, 1903 with terricola Simon, 1903. Moggridgea seticoxa Purcell, 1903 is considered a nomen dubium. Nine new species are descriptionbed: ampullata, anactenidia, eremicola, loistata, nesiota, socotra, tanypalpa, teresae and verruculata. Moggridgea is monophyletic and belongs in the Paramiginae. The sister group is Micromesomma. A cladogram and key for Moggridgea species are provided. Moggridgea is known only from Africa and some surrounding islands.

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