Pinelema lizhuang 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 lizhuang Zhao & Li
status

sp. n.

Pinelema lizhuang Zhao & Li  sp. n. Figs 12, 13, 14, 31

Type material.

Holotype ♂ ( IZCAS): China, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hechi Prefecture, Nandan County, Liuzai Town, Lizhuang Village, Cave without a name, 25°18.490 'N, 107°22.910'E, 828 m, 28.I.2015, Y. Li and Z. Chen leg. Paratypes ( IZCAS): 5♂ and 5♀, same data as holotype.

Other material examined.

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

Etymology.

The species epithet refers to the type locality; noun.

Diagnosis.

This species resembles P. wenyang  Zhao & Li, sp. n. (Figs 21-23) but can be distinguished by following characters: bulb curved dorso-medially (Figure 13D) (bulb curved dorso-subdistally in P. wenyang  Zhao & Li, sp. n.), larger Esl/El ratio (0.63-0.67, n = 6, mean = 0.65, Suppl. material 1: Figure S6) (smaller Esl/El ratio 0.51-0.55, n = 5, mean = 0.53 in P. wenyang  Zhao & Li, sp. n.), and smaller El/Bl ratio (1.24-1.31, n = 6, mean: 1.27, Suppl. material 1: Figure S6) (larger El/Bl ratio 1.47-1.54, n = 5, mean: 1.49 in P. wenyang  Zhao & Li, sp. n.).

Description.

Male (holotype): Total length 1.20. Carapace 0.50 long, 0.51 wide. Abdomen 0.67 long, 0.56 wide. Carapace pale brown (Figure 13A). Six eyes ringed with black (Figure 13A), clypeus height 0.11, ocular quadrangle 0.15 wide. Chelicerae, legs, labium, and endites light yellow with dark brown dots. Sternum dark brown with sparse setae. Leg measurements: I 3.83 (1.13, 0.19, 1.18, 0.78, 0.55); II 3.15 (0.92, 0.19, 0.96, 0.59, 0.49); III 2.29 (0.67, 0.16, 0.63, 0.43, 0.40); IV 2.36 (0.87, 0.18, 0.78, 0.53, 0.42). Abdomen purple-bluish (Figure 13A).

Palp: Tibia 2.9 times longer than patella, cymbium 2.0 times longer than tibia, cymbial apophysis cone-shaped (Figure 13C); bulb hemispherical (Figure 13C, D); spiral ridge brown (Figure 13B), El/Bl ratio 1.26 (Figure 13D), the distal part of embolus black (Figure 13C, D), and Esl/El ratio 0.65 (Figure 13D).

Female: Total length 1.39. Carapace 0.50 long, 0.48 wide. Abdomen 0.85 long, 0.73 wide. Coloration as in male (Figure 14 A–B). Six eyes, well-developed, clypeus height 0.11, ocular quadrangle 0.17 wide. Leg measurements: I 3.42 (1.00, 0.19, 1.05, 0.65, 0.53); II 2.86 (0.85, 0.19, 0.85, 0.53, 0.44); III 2.06 (0.63, 0.19, 0.53, 0.37, 0.34); IV 2.68 (0.85, 0.19, 0.76, 0.48, 0.40). Abdomen purple-bluish (Figure 14A). Insemination duct as wide as receptacle (Figure 14C); receptacle C-shaped with several membranous tubes inside (Figure 14C).

Variation.

In 5♂ paratypes: El/Bl ratio 1.24-1.31, Esl/El ratio 0.63-0.67.

Distribution.

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Telemidae

Genus

Pinelema