oa Annals of the Natal Museum - The African members of the trap-door spider family Migidae (Araneae: Mygalomorphae) 2: the genus Poecilomigas Simon, 1903

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The genus Poecilomigas Simon (Araneae: Migidae) is revised. Three valid species, all from Africa, are recognised. One new species, elegans, is descriptionbed. Poecilomigas is tentatively suggested to be monophyletic, and its sister-group lies somewhere in the genus Migas L. Koch. The hypothesis of monophyly of the Miginae advanced by Raven (1985) is corroborated. Poecilomigas are true 'tree trap­door' spiders, building arboreal nests in forest and woodland. A key for Poecilomigas species is provided.

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