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Bertrana

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Bertrana is a genus of Central and South American orb-weaver spiders first described by Eugen von Keyserling in 1884.[3] It includes some of the smallest known araneid orb-weavers.[4][5] Bertrana striolata females are 4.5 mm long or less.[4][5] The eight eyes are in two rows. The abdomen is white on top and on the sides, with multiple hieroglyphic-like lines and bars of many different shapes and length. In females, these are red, in males, black.[6]

Species

As of April 2019 it contains twelve species:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Bertrana Keyserling, 1884". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-05-12.
  2. ^ Coddington, J. A. (1986). "The genera of the spider family Theridiosomatidae". Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 422: 6.
  3. ^ Keyserling, E. (1884). "Neue Spinnen aus America. V.". Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. 33: 649–684. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.25328.
  4. ^ a b Levi, H.W. (1989). "The Neotropical orb-weaver genera Epeiroides, Bertrana, and Amazonepeira (Araneae: Araneidae)". Psyche. doi:10.1155/1989/65890.
  5. ^ a b Cisneros-Heredia, D.F.; Carrazco, I. (2016). "First record of Bertrana striolata (Arachnida: Araneae: Araneidae) in Amazonian Ecuador". PeerJ Preprints. doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2242v1.
  6. ^ Chickering, A. M. (1963). "The Female of Bertrana hieroglyphica Petrunkevitch (Araneac, Argiopidae)" (PDF). Psyche. 70: 129–132. doi:10.1155/1963/30864.
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Bertrana: Brief Summary

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Bertrana is a genus of Central and South American orb-weaver spiders first described by Eugen von Keyserling in 1884. It includes some of the smallest known araneid orb-weavers. Bertrana striolata females are 4.5 mm long or less. The eight eyes are in two rows. The abdomen is white on top and on the sides, with multiple hieroglyphic-like lines and bars of many different shapes and length. In females, these are red, in males, black.

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