Guasuctenus is a small genus of South American wandering spiders first described by D. Polotow and Antônio Domingos Brescovit in 2019.[2]As of November 2021[update] it contains only two species: G. longipes and G. vittatissimus.[1] The type species was originally described under the name “Ctenus griseus.[3]

Genus of spiders

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Ctenidae
Genus: Guasuctenus
Polotow & Brescovit, 2019[1]
Type species
Ctenus griseus

(Keyserling, 1891)
  • Guasuctenus longipes(Keyserling, 1891)
  • Guasuctenus vittatissimus(Strand, 1916)

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  1. “Gen. Guasuctenus Polotow & Brescovit, 2019”. World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2021. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2021-11-29.
  2. Polotow, D.; Brescovit, A. D. (2019). Guasuctenus gen. nov., a new Neotropical spider genus of Ctenidae (Araneae)”. Zootaxa. 4624 (4): 539–550. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4624.4.6.
  3. Keyserling, E. (1891). Die Spinnen Amerikas. Brasilianische Spinnen[The spiders of America. Brazilian spiders] (in German). Nürnberg: Bauer & Raspe. pp. 1–278. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.64832.

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