Clubiona gongshan, He, Jingchao, Liu, Xiaolei & Zhang, Feng, 2016

He, Jingchao, Liu, Xiaolei & Zhang, Feng, 2016, Two new species of Clubiona Latreille (Araneae: Clubionidae) from China, Zootaxa 4208 (5), pp. 494-500: 494-495

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.211882

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scientific name

Clubiona gongshan
status

n. sp.

Clubiona gongshan  n. sp.

Figs 1–2View FIGURE 1View FIGURE 2, 5View FIGURE 5

Type material. Holotype: ♂, from Dulong River (alt. 1955m; 27°47.468′N, 98°35.132′E), Gongshan  County, Yunnan Province, China, 24 November 2011, Z. Li, L. Wang leg.. ParatypesGoogleMaps  : 1♂ 1♀, same data as holotypeGoogleMaps  .

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition, derived from the type locality.

Diagnosis. Males of Clubiona gongshan  n. sp. resemble those of C. applanata Liu et al., 2007  ( Liu et al. 2007, figs 1–5) in having similarly shaped tegulum and S-shaped sperm duct, but can be distinguished by the longer ventral tibial apophysis; blunt retrolateral tibial apophysis ( Figs 2View FIGURE 2 D –E); tegular apophysis cranehead-shaped in ventral view (shorter, club-shaped in C. applanata  ; marked as “conductor” in Liu et al. 2007: fig. 4) and by the presence of a complex embolar basal apophysis ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 D). Females can be distinguished from those of C. applanata  by the epigyne with larger, wider atrium and by the bursae and spermathecae similarly sized ( Figs 2View FIGURE 2 A –B).

Description. Male (holotype). Total length 4.20; carapace 2.03 long, 1.48 wide; abdomen 2.14 long, 1.27 wide ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A). Carapace yellow; both anterior and posterior eye rows recurved in dorsal view; eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.07, ALE 0.12, PME 0.10, PLE 0.12, AME –AME 0.06, AME –ALE 0.03, PME –PME 0.18, PME –PLE 0.15, ALE –PLE 0.57; MOA 0.30 long, 0.22 anterior wide, 0.37 posterior wide; clypeus height 0.04; chelicerae colored as carapace, with five promarginal and four retromarginal teeth; endites and labium yellow; sternum 1.12 long, 0.66 wide. Legs yellow, tibiae I and II with two pairs of ventral spines, metatarsi I and II with one pair of ventral spines; leg measurements: I 4.60 (1.35, 0.61, 1.29, 0.90, 0.45), II 5.13 (1.43, 0.66, 1.47, 1.02, 0.55), III 4.31 (1.25, 0.53, 0.98, 1.10, 0.45), IV 5.75 (1.65, 0.65, 1.42, 1.52, 0.51); leg formula: 4213. Abdomen oval, yellow, with conspicuous anterior tufts of hairs, dorsum with fine yellow hairs. Palp ( Figs 1View FIGURE 1 E –G, 2C –E). Retrolateral tibial apophysis short, blunt, ventral tibial apophysis digitiform; bulb with conspicuous pro and retro-apical excavations; embolus large, complex, with bifid basal apophysis; tegular apophysis cranehead-shaped in ventral view; sperm duct almost sigmoid-shaped.

Female (paratype). Total length 4.35; carapace 1.87 long, 1.47 wide; abdomen 2.45 long, 1.62 wide ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 B). Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.08, ALE 0.10, PME 0.09, PLE 0.11,AME –AME 0.08, AME –ALE 0.04, PME –PME 0.19, PME –PLE 0.14, ALE –PLE 0.58; MOA 0.31 long, 0.24 anterior wide, 0.38 posterior wide; sternum 1.04 long, 0.71 wide. Leg measurements: I 4.62 (1.33, 0.62, 1.32, 0.95, 0.40), II 5.30 (1.50, 0.69, 1.49, 1.04, 0.57), III 4.23 (1.23, 0.55, 0.97, 1.14, 0.43), IV 5.84 (1.63, 0.68, 1.45, 1.55, 0.53); leg formula: 4213. Epigyne ( Figs 1View FIGURE 1 C –D, 2A –B). Epigynal atrium with a large central depression as wide as both bursae span; copulatory openings distinctly separated from each other; spermathecae, sub-oval; bursae globular; copulatory ducts short.

Distribution. Known only from Yunnan, China.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Clubionidae

Genus

Clubiona