publication . Article . 2017

An Overview of Species Concept used in Spiders Taxonomy with an Emphasis on Mating Structures

Omid Mirshamsi; Sepideh Shafaie; Mansour Aliabadian; Majid Moradmand; Yuri Marusik;
Open Access Persian
  • Published: 01 Aug 2017 Journal: Taxonomy and Biosystematics Journal (issn: 2008-8906, eissn: 2322-2190, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Isfahan
Although arachnology has a long-standing history but the main progress in spiders taxonomy is related to the Golden Age of Araneology. Indeed, from this period onward the copulatory organs (primary and secondary structures) found their true positions in new species description and delimitation. But it is surprising that only a few arachnologists have taken a clear stand about species, considering the inordinate number of concepts. According to the importance of species in taxonomy, the aim of this paper is to present an acceptable definition of the species concept and to investigate the role of copulatory structures in species identification. Studies have shown ...
free text keywords: Spider, Systematic, Species Concept, Mating Concept, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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