Gnaphosa rasnitsyni Marusik, 1993

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: 78-79

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Gnaphosa rasnitsyni Marusik, 1993
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Gnaphosa rasnitsyni Marusik, 1993 

Figs 28‒31View FIGURES 28 ‒ 33, 34‒35View FIGURES 34 ‒ 35

Gnaphosa rasnitsyni Marusik, 1993: 79  , figs 4‒6 (♀); Marusik & Omelko 2014: 22, figs 49‒56 (♀).

Gnaphosa ustyuzhanini Fomichev, Marusik & Omelko, 2013: 153  , figs 1‒10 (♂); Marusik et al. 2014b: 6, figs 17‒18 (♂). Syn. n.

Material. MONGOLIA: Bayankhongor Aimag: holotype ♀ ( ZMMUAbout ZMMU) 10 km N of Tsetsen-Ula, Bakhar , 24.08.1986 (A.P. Rasnitsyn)  ; paratype ♀ ( ZMMUAbout ZMMU) Bogd Somon, Ikh-Bogd Mt. Range, Ushastai Gorge , 2100‒2300 m, 1985 (collector unknown)  ; Khovd Aimag: 1♂ (holotype of G. ustyuzhanini  ) ( ISEA) Arshantyn- Nuruu Mt. Range , Mogoin-Ulan-Ula Mt. 46°19’N, 91°11’E, mountain stony steppe with rocky outcrops, under stone, 2600 m, 16.05.2012 (AF)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ (paratype of G. ustyuzhanini  ) ( ISEA) Arshantyn-Nuruu Mt. Range , 46°16’46”N, 91°16’53”E, mountain stony steppe, under stone, 14.05.2012 (AF)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ 2♀ ( ISEA) Mongolian Altai Mt. Range (S slope), Bodonchyin-Gol River Basin, Khondyin-Gol River Valley , 46°08’N, 92°30’E, semi-desert steppe with rocks, 1750–1900 m, 26– 28.06.2015 (AF)GoogleMaps  ; 7♂ 10♀ ( ISEA) Ikh-Khavtag-Uul Mt. Range, vicinity of Yargaityn-Sair Gorge , 45°03’N, 92°09’E, mountain stony steppe with rocks and screes, 1800‒2200 m, 30‒ 31.05.2015 (AF, AK, VD)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀ ( ISEA) Ikh-Khavtag-Uul Mt. Range, Tomtyn-Ondor Mt., near Tomtyn-Bulag Spring , 45°05’N, 92°14’E, mountain stony steppe with rocks and screes, 1950‒2050 m, 1.06.2015 (AF)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂ 1♀ ( ZMMUAbout ZMMU) Ikh-Khavtag-Uul Mt. Range, near Zhugentyin Spring , 45°04’N  ; 92°13’E, mountain stony steppe with rocks and screes, 2050‒2300 m, 30.06‒ 02.07.2015 (AF); Bayan-Ölgii Aimag: 1♂ 2♀ ( ISEA) Khuiten-Khoshuu Mt. Range , 46°51’N, 91°11’E, mountain stony steppe with rocks, 2100 m, 08‒ 09.07.2015 (AF).GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Males of this species similar to G. esyunini Marusik et al., 2014  , G. jucunda Thorell, 1875  and G. khovdensis Marusik et al., 2014  , but can be separated from the two later species by much stronger median apophysis and twice longer embolus. From G. esyunini  it differs by lack of large embolic spine directed prolaterally. Females of G. rasnitsyni  resemble G. muscorum (L. Koch, 1866)  and G. similis Kulczyński, 1926  , but can be differed through heart-like shape of fovea and by the pocket of the scape as long as wide. Endogyne of G. rasnitsyni  differs from those of sibling species by receptacles spread horizontally and insemination ducts shifted anteriorly.

Description. For description of male see Fomichev et al. (2013); for description of female see Marusik (1993) and Marusik & Omelko (2014).

Distribution. Recorded in Khovd, Bayankhongor and Central Aimags of Mongolia.

Comments. Gnaphosa ustyuzhanini  was known by three males from two localities, the Arshantyn-Nuruu Mt. Range and upper reaches of Uenchyin-Gol (=Uenč gol) belonging to Mongolian Altai. Fomichev et al. (2013) suggested that this species may be conspecific with G. rasnitsyni  , known only from females from the adjacent Gobi Altai. We collected numerous specimens of Gnaphosa  from several localities composed of both sexes, wherein males match with G. ustyuzhanini  and females corresponding to G. rasnitsyni  . This led us to the conclusion that they are conspecific.

ZMMU

Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Gnaphosidae

Genus

Gnaphosa

Loc

Gnaphosa rasnitsyni Marusik, 1993

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

2017
Loc

Gnaphosa ustyuzhanini

Marusik 2014: 6Fomichev 2013: 153

2014
Loc

Gnaphosa rasnitsyni

Marusik 1993: 79