Zonstein S.L. 2018. Notes on the spider genus Acontius, with a description of two new species from Guinea and Burundi (Aranei: Cyrtaucheniidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.27. No.3: 219–226 [in English].

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

doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 27.3.04

ABSTRACT. Acontius nimba sp.n. (♂♀) and A. kiriba sp.n. (♂♀) are described from Guinea and Burundi, respectively. Due to the similar structure of the male palp, the former resembles the Guinean A. stercoricola (Denis, 1955), while the latter looks to be related to the Eastern Congolese A. machadoi (Lawrence, 1938). However, both new species differ from their relatives by colouration, spination of legs I–IV, and the structural details of the tegulum and embolus.

KEY WORDS: Taxonomy, spiders, Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Africa.

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