Draconarius complanatus , Xu, Xiang & Li, Shuqiang, 2008

Xu, Xiang & Li, Shuqiang, 2008, Ten new species of the genus Draconarius (Araneae: Amaurobiidae) from China, Zootaxa 1786, pp. 19-34: 20-21

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10.5281/zenodo.182476

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scientific name

Draconarius complanatus
status

spec. nov.

Draconarius complanatus  spec. nov.

Figs 5 –8View FIGURES 5 – 8, 49View FIGURE 49

Type material. Holotype male, CHINA: Hunan, Liuyang County (28.1 ° N, 113.6 ° E), Dawei Mt., near Yuquan Lake, 6 October 2003, Xiang Xu leg. ( IZCASAbout IZCAS)

Etymology. The species name is derived from the Latin complanatus  , -a, -um, meaning “flattened” and referring to the broad, flat conductor; adjective.

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from all other Draconarius  by the broad and flat conductor, the broad embolus arising at approximately 7 –o’clock–position, and the absence of a patellar apophysis.

Description. Holotype male. Total length 10.5, prosoma 5.1 long, 3.6 wide; opisthosoma 5.4 long, 3.1 wide. Eye measurements: AME 0.14; ALE 0.20; PME 0.18; PLE 0.20; AME–AME 0.10; AME–ALE 0.05; PME–PME 0.09; PME–PLE 0.22; clypeus 0.20. Chelicerae with 3 promarginal and 2 retromarginal teeth ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 5 – 8). Leg formula: IV, I, II, III; measurements of legs: I: 15.0 (4.1, 5.2, 3.6, 2.1); II: 13.3 (3.7, 4.3, 3.3, 2.0); III: 10.4 (1.4, 3.8, 3.3, 1.9); IV: 16.1 (4.2, 5.2, 4.6, 2.1). PLS with the distal segment slightly longer than the basal one.

Patellar apophysis absent; RTA about half length of tibia, and with distal end extending beyond tibia; lateral tibial apophysis large; cymbial furrow about half of cymbium length; conductor broad, slightly curved basal, and with horned dorsal apophysis; median apophysis triangular in retrolateral view; embolus broad, almost equably wide from base to end, arising at approximately 7 –o’clock–position ( Figs 6–8View FIGURES 5 – 8).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution. China (Hunan) ( Fig. 49View FIGURE 49).

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Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences