Pinelema huoyan Zhao & Li

Zhao, Huifeng, Yao, Zhiyuan, Song, Yang & Li, Shuqiang, 2018, Taxonomic study of the Pinelemabailongensis species group with descriptions of six new species from China (Araneae, Telemidae), ZooKeys 784, pp. 7-57: 7

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scientific name

Pinelema huoyan Zhao & Li
status

sp. n.

Pinelema huoyan Zhao & Li  sp. n. Figs 6, 7, 8, 31

Type material.

Holotype ♂ ( IZCAS): China, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hechi Prefecture, Du’an County, Gaoling Town, Jiangzhong Village, Huoyan Cave, 24°01.820'N, 108°04.720'E, 243 m, 11.II.2015, Y. Li and Z. Chen leg. Paratypes ( IZCAS): 4♂ and 6♀, same data as holotype.

Other material examined.

5♀ (molecular vouchers, IZCAS), same data as holotype.

Etymology.

The species epithet refers to the type locality; noun.

Diagnosis.

Pinelema huoyan  Zhao & Li, sp. n. differs from all other congeners of P. bailongensis  species group by following combination of characters: eyeless (Figure 7A), embolus with small distal-retrolateral apophyses (arrow in Figure 6D), and Esl/El ratio 0.72-0.78 (n = 5, mean: 0.76). In other congeners, combination of relative characters are either eyeless and no apophyses, or eyes distinct and no apophyses, or eyes distinct and apophyses present, and Esl/El ratio 0.33-0.67.

Description.

Male (holotype): Total length 1.58. Carapace 0.75 long, 0.64 wide. Abdomen 0.84 long, 0.71 wide. Carapace brown (Figure 7A). Eyeless (Figure 7A). Chelicerae, legs, labium, and endites brown. Sternum bright brown with sparse setae. Leg measurements: I 6.23 (1.84, 0.28, 1.96, 1.39, 0.76); II 5.42 (1.64, 0.27, 1.70, 1.18, 0.63); III 3.53 (1.28, 0.22, 1.18, 0.85, 0.53); IV 4.98 (1.60, 0.22, 1.44, 1.10, 0.62). Abdomen pale yellow with a few long setae (Figure 7A).

Palp: Tibia 2.0 times longer than patella, cymbium 2.2 times longer than tibia, cymbial apophysis dark brown and cone-shaped (Figure 7C); bulb shaped as in Figure 7D; embolus with numerous small apophyses distally (arrow in Figure 6D), spiral ridge brown (Figure 7B), El/Bl ratio 1.42, and Esl/El ratio 0.76.

Female: Total length 1.48. Carapace 0.65 long, 0.58 wide. Abdomen 0.85 long, 0.71 wide. Coloration as in male (Figure 8A, B). Leg measurements: I 5.89 (1.76, 0.25, 1.88, 1.25, 0.75); II 5.26 (1.62, 0.25, 1.64, 1.08, 0.67); III 3.75 (1.19, 0.23, 1.13, 0.73, 0.47); IV 4.64 (1.50, 0.24, 1.34, 0.96, 0.60). Abdomen light brown. Insemination duct with a membranous tube (Figure 8C); receptacle as wide as insemination duct, U-shaped, slightly swollen at end (Figure 8C).

Variation.

In 4♂ paratypes: El/Bl ratio 1.38-1.43, Esl/El ratio 0.72-0.78.

Distribution.

China (Guangxi, Figure 31), known only from the type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Telemidae

Genus

Pinelema