Draconarius mikrommatos , Wang, XIN-PING, Griswold, CHARLES E. & Miller, JEREMY A., 2010

Wang, XIN-PING, Griswold, CHARLES E. & Miller, JEREMY A., 2010, Revision of the genus Draconarius Ovtchinnikov 1999 (Agelenidae: Coelotinae) in Yunnan, China, with an analysis of the Coelotinae diversity in the Gaoligongshan Mountains, Zootaxa 2593, pp. 1-127: 73-74

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Draconarius mikrommatos

sp. nov.

Draconarius mikrommatos  sp. nov.

(Figs 296-302, 542)

Type material: Holotype. ♀, CHINA: Yunnan: Gongshan County: Cikai township, 53 km W of Gongshan on Dulong Valley Road , 3380 m, N27.77422°, E098.44716°, October 1, 2002, D. Kavanaugh ( HNU, CASENT9025827)GoogleMaps  .

Etymology: The species name is derived from the Greek words “mikro” and “ommatos”, meaning “small” and “eye” separately, and refers to the relatively small eyes; term in apposition.

Diagnosis: The female is similar to D. episomos Wang  2003 in having a small, posteriorly situated atrium, anteriorly broad, round spermathecae, and medially arising spermathecal heads, but can be distinguished by the broader atrium and the distinctly separated spermathecae (Figs 296-299).

Description: Female (holotype). Large sized Coelotinae  , total length likely more than 10.00 (Fig. 300). Dorsal shield of prosoma 5.00 long, 3.48 wide; abdomen damaged. Eyes small and widely separated. Median eyes subequal in size, small; ALE largest, 1.5 times median eyes in size; PLE slightly larger than median eyes ( AME 0.09, ALE 0.15, PME 0.08, PLE 0.11); AME separated from each other by more than AME diameter, widely separated from ALE by more than 2 times AME diameter; PME separated from each other by about 2-3 times their diameter, from PLE by 4 times PME diameter (AME-AME 0.12, AME-ALE 0.19, AME-PME 0.16, PME-PME 0.22, PME-PLE 0.31) (Fig. 301). Labium longer than wide ( L / W =1.29) (Fig. 302). Chelicera with 3 promarginal and 2 retromarginal teeth. Epigynal teeth short; atrium small, wider than long, close to epigastric furrow, with distinct atrial ridges; copulatory ducts small, originating medially and posteriorly; spermathecae large, round, bases distinctly separated by about their width, anteriorly converging and slightly separated by less than half of their width; spermathecal heads distinct, situated distally from inner margins of spermathecae (Figs 296-299).

Male. Unknown.

Distribution: China (Yunnan: Gongshan) (Fig. 542).




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