Saaristo M.I.1, Marusik Yu.M.2 2008. A survey of African Opopaea Simon, 1891 (Arachnida, Aranei, Oonopidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.17. No.1–2: 17–53 [in English].

1 Zoological Museum, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku, Finland (deceased)

2 IBPN RAS, Portovaya 18, Magadan 68500, Russia. Email:

KEY WORDS: Spiders, new species, new genus, new combination, Nale.

ABSTRACT. 20 Opopaea species have been re-cognized from Africa and adjacent islands in Atlantic and Indian Oceans. All of them have been illustrated. Five species were found to be new to science: Opopaea alje sp.n., O. botswana sp.n., O. gabon sp.n., O. gaborone sp.n. and O. sudan sp.n.. A new genus Nale gen.n. was created for O. lena Suman, 1964 and respectively new combination have been suggested Nale lena (Suman, 1964) comb.n. One name, Opopaea atlantica (Benoit, 1977) syn.n., was synonymised with O. concolor (Blackwall, 1859).

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