Coelotes pseudoguangxian, Wang, Xin-Ping, Griswold, Charles E. & Ubick, Darrell, 2009

Wang, Xin-Ping, Griswold, Charles E. & Ubick, Darrell, 2009, On the pseudoterrestris species group of the spider genus Coelotes (Araneae, Amaurobiidae), Zootaxa 2313, pp. 1-34: 11-12

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Coelotes pseudoguangxian

sp. nov.

Coelotes pseudoguangxian  sp. nov.

Figs 42–48View FIGURES 42 – 43View FIGURES 44 – 48; 154

Material examined. — Holotype. CHINA: Yunnan: 1 Ƥ, Gongshan County, Dulongjiang Township, trail between Pengjiasheng and San Dui, 2340 m, N 27 ° 43 ΄ 32.9 ʺ, E 98 ° 24 ΄ 47.5 ʺ, November 1, 2004, V.F. Lee ( HNU, CASENT 9023074).

Etymology: The specific name refers to its similarity to C. guangxian  .

Diagnosis: This species resembles C. guangxian  in having the laterally extended copulatory ducts, but is distinguished by the posteriorly situated epigynal teeth and distinctly longer spermathecal heads ( Figs 42–43View FIGURES 42 – 43).

Description: Female (holotype): Medium sized coelotine, total length 5.75 ( Fig. 46View FIGURES 44 – 48). Carapace 2.90 long, 1.84 wide, abdomen 2.85 long, 1.83 wide. AME smallest, half the size of other eyes which are subequal in size(AME 0.07, ALE 0.14, PME 0.13, PLE 0.15); anterior eyes equally separated by about AME diameter; PME separated from each other by half of their diameter, from PLE by slightly more than their diameter (AME-AME 0.06, AME-ALE 0.06, PME-PME 0.06, PME-PLE 0.15, AME-PME 0.11) ( Fig. 48View FIGURES 44 – 48). Chelicera with 3 promarginal and 4 retromarginal teeth. Labium subequal in length and width (L/W=1.00) ( Fig. 47View FIGURES 44 – 48). Epigynal teeth long, arise between atrium and epigastric furrow, separated by more than atrial width; atrium small, with distinct, continuous anterior margin but indistinct lateral margins; copulatory ducts broad, extending laterally and only slightly extending anteriorly; spermathecal bases distinctly separated and slightly extending and converging anteriorly, stalks short; spermathecal heads long, arise anteriorly ( Figs 42–45View FIGURES 42 – 43View FIGURES 44 – 48).

Male. Unknown.

Distribution: China (Yunnan) ( Fig. 154View FIGURES 154).


Hunan Normal University