Zonstein S.L.1, Marusik Yu.M.2, Magalhaes I.L.F.3 2017. Labahitha nom.n., a replacement name for Mystes Bristowe, 1938, with a redescription of the type species (Aranei: Filistatidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.26. No.4: 303–309 [in English].

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

2 Institute for Biological Problems of the North RAS, Portovaya Str. 18, Magadan, Russia. E-mail: yurmar@mail.ru

3 División Aracnología, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" – CONICET, Av. Ángel Gallardo 470, C1405DJR, Buenos Aires, Argentina. E-mail: magalhaes@macn.gov.ar

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.26.4.04

KEY WORDS: Araneae, Prithinae, spiders, homonymy, replacement name, Asia, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT. The monotypic genus Mystes Bristowe, 1938, and its type species, M. oonopiformis Bristowe, 1938, are redescribed based on the neotype male (designated here) and several females. The male is described for the first time and the female endogyne is illustrated for the first time. Morphological analysis reveals that the genus belongs to the Prithinae and is close to the Australian genera Wandella Gray, 1994 and Yardiella Gray, 1994. As the name Mystes is preoccupied by Mystes Champion, 1895 (Coleoptera: Melandryidae), we propose Labahitha nom.n. as a replacement name.

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