Pardosa aenigmatica Tongiorgi, 1966

Zonstein, Sergei, Marusik, Yuri & Omelko, Mikhail, 2015, A survey of spider taxa new to Israel (Arachnida: Araneae), Zoology in the Middle East 61 (4), pp. 372-385: 377

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http://doi.org/ 10.1080/09397140.2015.1095525

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scientific name

Pardosa aenigmatica Tongiorgi, 1966
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Pardosa aenigmatica Tongiorgi, 1966  ( Figure 2gView Figure 2)

Pardosa aenigmatica Tongiorgi, 1966  : 304, f. 127 (♀); Tongiorgi, 1968: 108, pl. II, f. 1‒3 (♂)

Material. ISRAEL: Golan Heights: 1 km N Merom Golan , 33°08.5’N 35°46.3’E, 950 m, 14.v.2012 (SZ) – 2♀ ( TAU)GoogleMaps  ; Judean Hills: Adullam Nat. Park , 30.iii.2008 (O. Skutelski) – 1♀ ( TAU)  .

Comments. Until recently, it was known only from northern Italy, Turkey and southern Azerbaijan ( WSC, 2015; Otto, 2014). This species was not previously recorded from Israel, and the current records are the southernmost in the range. The shape of the epigyne ( Fig. 2gView Figure 2) and the male palp indicate that P. aenigmatica  is not related to P. alacris (C.L. Koch, 1833)  , the type species of the genus, and most likely represents a separate genus.

TAU

Israel, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Lycosidae

Genus

Pardosa