Description of Sarax buxtoni (Gravely 1915) (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Charinidae) and a new case of parthenogenesis in Amblypygi from Singapore

Michael Seiter*, Jonas Wolff

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The type material of Sarax buxtoni (Gravely 1915) cannot be located and has to be considered as lost. Therefore, a description compiled from a population in Singapore is provided, including morphological and taxonomical details presented for the first time. Comparisons with closely related species are supplied. Furthermore, we describe the occurrence of parthenogenesis in a population of S. buxtoni, representing the first case of asexual reproduction in a member of the genus Sarax Simon 1892.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-239
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Arachnology
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Whip spiders
  • asexual reproduction
  • Southeast Asia
  • WHIP SPIDERS
  • PHRYNIDAE
  • MORPHOLOGY
  • POCOCK
  • SIMON

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