Zonstein S.L. 2016. A redescription and synonymy of North African mygalomorph Iberesia barbara (Lucas, 1846), comb.n. (Aranei: Nemesiidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.25. No.4: 385–393 [in English].

Department of Zoology, Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel-Aviv University, 69978 Tel-Aviv, Israel. Email: znn@post.tau.ac.il

KEY WORDS: Araneae, taxonomy, spiders, new combination, new synonymy, Algeria, Morocco.

ABSTRACT. North African Nemesia barbara Lucas, 1846 is redescribed from types and conspecific material and transferred to Iberesia Decae et Cardoso, 2006. It differs from other Iberesia species in possessing a noticeably shorter and less tapering embolus and wider bases of the short spermathecae. Nemesia vittipes Simon, 1911 is recognized here to be a junior synonym of Mygale barbara Lucas, 1846. New data on the distribution of I. barbara are provided and its relationships are briefly considered.

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