Draconarius catillus, Wang, XIN-PING, Griswold, CHARLES E. & Miller, JEREMY A., 2010

Wang, XIN-PING, Griswold, CHARLES E. & Miller, JEREMY A., 2010, Revision of the genus Draconarius Ovtchinnikov 1999 (Agelenidae: Coelotinae) in Yunnan, China, with an analysis of the Coelotinae diversity in the Gaoligongshan Mountains, Zootaxa 2593, pp. 1-127: 28-29

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Draconarius catillus

sp. nov.

Draconarius catillus  sp. nov.

(Figs 62-69, 535)

Type material: Holotype. ♂, CHINA: Yunnan: Fugong County: 1 km E Yaping Pass , turning rocks among dormant bamboo, N27.20854°, E98.20854°, 3506 m, May 6, 2004, C. Griswold ( HNU, CASENT 9020765)GoogleMaps  .

Paratype. CHINA: Yunnan: Lushui County: 1♂, Feng Xue Yakou, 100 m S of Pianma Road , N25.97288°, E98.68336°, 3150 m, Rhododendron/Bamboo thicket, pitfall traps, May 11-21, 2005, C. Griswold, D. Kavanaugh & K.J. Guo ( CAS, CASENT9022109)GoogleMaps  .

Etymology: The species name is derived from Latin word “catillus”, which means "small bowl, dish, plate", and refers to the broad, dish-shaped conductor; noun in apposition.

Diagnosis: The male is similar to D. nudulus Wang  2003 in having a short conductor, a proximally originating embolus, and in lacking a patellar apophysis, but can be distinguished by the large, distally protruding cymbial furrow and the spoon-shaped median apophysis (Figs 62-63).

Description: Male (holotype). Medium sized Coelotinae  , total length 7.45 (Fig. 67). Dorsal shield of prosoma 4.10 long, 2.85 wide; opisthosoma 3.35 long, 2.10 wide. AME smallest, half the size of ALE; ALE largest; PME slightly larger than AME, PLE slightly smaller than ALE ( AME 0.07, ALE 0.14, PME 0.09, PLE 0.12); AME separated from each other by their diameter, from ALE by 1.5 times AME diameter; PME separated from each other by approximately 1.5 times PME diameter, from PLE by slightly less than two times PME diameter (AME-AME 0.07, AME-ALE 0.10, PME-PME 0.12, PME-PLE 0.16, AME-PME 0.12) (Fig. 68). Chelicera with 3 promarginal and 2 retromarginal teeth. Labium longer than wide ( L / W =1.16) (Fig. 69). Palp without a patellar apophysis; RTA more than half of tibial length, with a sharply protruding distal end; lateral tibial apophysis broad, close to RTA; cymbial furrow large, slightly less than cymbial length, with distal end slightly protruding beyond cymbium; conductor broad, short, with a large basal lamella and a dorsal apophysis; median apophysis spoon-shaped, elongated, free-standing along anterior edge; embolus long, filiform, proximal in origin, with thread arising at 6- o’clock-position, running half an oval, extending posteriorly to middle part of tibia and anteriorly coiling beyond distal part of bulb (Figs 62-66).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution: China (Yunnan: Lushui, Fugong) (Fig. 535).




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