Gnaphosa zonsteini , Fomichev, Alexander A. & Marusik, Yuri M., 2017

Fomichev, Alexander A. & Marusik, Yuri M., 2017, A survey of East Palaearctic Gnaphosidae (Araneae). 8. New data on Berlandina and Gnaphosa from Mongolia, Zootaxa 4258 (1), pp. 69-80: 75-77

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4258.1.5

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scientific name

Gnaphosa zonsteini
status

sp. n.

Gnaphosa zonsteini  sp. n.

Figs 20‒27View FIGURES 20 - 27, 32‒33View FIGURES 28 ‒ 33, 35View FIGURES 34 ‒ 35

Material. MONGOLIA: Khovd Aimag: holotype ♂ ( ISEA) and paratypes 4♂ 1♀ ( ISEA) 36 km SW from Altai Village, Bodonchiyn-Gol River Valley , 45°46’N, 92°12’E, tugay (gallery forest), night, attracted by light, 1280 m, 17‒ 18.05.2015 (AF)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ ( ZMMUAbout ZMMU) same locality, 1.06.2015 (AF).GoogleMaps 

Etymology. The species name is a patronym in honour of our friend and colleague Sergei L. Zonstein, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, the 8th of August, 2016.

Diagnosis. Males of the new species resemble G. esyunini Marusik, Fomichev & Omelko, 2014  by having large embolic spine directed prolaterally, but can be distinguished from the former species by longer embolus without serration on the prolateral edge, lowered base of embolus and not bulged median apophysis (cf. Figs 21–27View FIGURES 20 - 27 and figs 7–11 in Marusik et al. 2014b). Females similar to G. gracilior Kulczyński, 1901  , G. muscorum (L. Koch, 1866)  , G. rasnitsyni Marusik, 1993  and G. wiehlei Schenkel, 1963  , but differ from the later three species by the shape of atrium and septum and from G. gracilior  by less concave posterior margin of scape and head of receptacles directed upward.

Description. Male. Total length 6.6. Carapace: 3.0 long, 2.3 wide. Coloration. Prosoma and chelicerae darkbrown. Carapace with black edges and two dark stripes around cephalic area. Legs and palps brown. Abdomen dark-gray, almost black dorsally and yellow-gray ventrally. Spinnerets gray.

Leg measurements:

Fe Pt Ti Mt Ta Total I 2.1 1.2 1.65 1.5 1.25 7.7 II 1.9 1.1 1.45 1.35 1.2 7.0 III 1.75 0.95 1.2 1.5 1.05 6.45 IV 2.35 1.2 1.85 2.5 1.35 9.25 Leg spination:

Fe Pt Ti Mt

I d1-1-0 p0-0- 1 v 1-1- 2 v 2-0-0

II d1-1-0 p0-1-1 p0-0- 1 v 1-2- 2 v 2-0-0

III d1-1-0 p0-1-1 r0-1-1 r1-0 d1-0-0 p2-1-1 r2-1- 1 v 2-2-2 d0-1-0 p1-1-0 r1-1-0 v2 -0- 2 IV d1-1-0 p0-1-1 r0-1-1 p2-1-1 r2-1- 1 v 2-2-2 d0-2-0 p1-1-0 r1-1-0 v2-2 -0 Palp as in Figs 21‒27View FIGURES 20 - 27; tibial apophysis rather long, almost equal in length to tibia, with pointed tip; median apophysis large, hook-shaped; embolus long, filamentous, embolic base with strong spine directed prolaterally. Size variations. Total length 6.2–8.3; carapace 3.0–3.65 long and 2.3–2.9 wide (n=5). Female. Total length 12.3. Carapace: 4.35 long, 3.25 wide. Coloration as in male, but with lighter carapace and monochrome dirty-yellow abdomen.

Leg measurements:

Fe Pt Ti Mt Ta Total I 2.65 1.6 1.95 1.55 1.3 9.05 II 2.4 1.45 1.7 1.45 1.2 8.2

III 2.2 1.25 1.4 1.8 1.15 7.8

IV 2.95 1.6 2.15 2.85 1.4 10.95

Leg spination:

Fe Pt Ti Mt

I d1-0-0 p0-0- 1 v 0-0- 2 v 0-2-0

II d1-1-0 p0-0- 1 v 0-1- 2 v 0-2-0

III d0-1-0 p0-1-1 r0-1-1 r1-0 p2-1-1 r1-1- 1 v 2-2-2 d0-1-0 p1-1-0 r1-1-0 v2-1 -0 IV d1-1-0 p0-0-1 r0-0-1 p1-1-1 r2-1- 1 v 2-2-2 d0-1-0 p1-1-0 r1-0-0 v2-2 -0 Epigyne as in Figs 32‒33View FIGURES 28 ‒ 33; fovea diamond-shaped, with pair of clearly-delineated bulges (Ab); scape wider than long with slightly concave posterior margin and stretched pocket of scape (Ps); head of receptacles (Rh) directed upwards.

Distribution. Known from the type locality only.

Comments. Judging from the combination of such features as base of embolus with spine in anterior part, filiform and rounded embolus and hook-like median apophysis it can be assumed that G. zonsteini  sp. n. belongs to a monophyletic species group formed by following species: G. esyunini Marusik, Fomichev & Omelko, 2014  , G. khovdensis Marusik, Fomichev & Omelko, 2014  and G. rasnitsyni Marusik, 1993  (see below).

ZMMU

Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Gnaphosidae

Genus

Gnaphosa