Hygropoda linearis ( Simon, 1903 )

Cruz, Estevam L. & Silva, Da, 2012, On the nursery-web spider genus Hypsithylla Simon, 1903 (Araneae: Pisauridae) and its synonymy with Hygropoda Thorell, 1894, Zootaxa 3523, pp. 59-63: 60

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.212931

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Hygropoda linearis ( Simon, 1903 )
status

 

Hygropoda linearis ( Simon, 1903)  . New combination.

Hypsithylla linearis Simon, 1903: 38  , immature female holotype from Antongil, Madagascar, type not found in the collection of Muséum National d´Histoire Naturelle, Paris ( MNHNAbout MNHN) (not examined).

Note. The type-specimen of the type species was not found in the collection of MNHNAbout MNHN (Christine Rollard, pers. comm.), but Simon (1903: 38) mentioned long and flexible tarsi in the original description, a character known only from Hygropoda  and Megadolomedes Davies & Raven, 1980  in Pisauridae  . Other characters that could be used to differentiate the members of Hygropoda  from those of Megadolomedes  are: relative length of legs (4123 in Megadolomedes  and 123 in Hygropoda  ), geographic distribution ( Megadolomedes  is endemic to Australia), body size (Megadolemedes females are much larger than males), eye proportions (AME nearly the same size as ALE in Megadolomedes  ) and cheliceral promargin and retromargin teeth (three/ three in Hygropoda  and three/ four in Megadolomedes  ). The differences between the genera presented here are based only on non-genitalic characters, once there is no information on genitalic characters for H. linearis  , since the only known specimen is a juvenile.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pisauridae

Genus

Hygropoda

Loc

Hygropoda linearis ( Simon, 1903 )

Cruz, Estevam L. & Silva, Da 2012

2012
Loc

Hypsithylla linearis

Simon 1903: 38