Pinelema cordata (Wang & Li, 2010)
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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|Pinelema cordata (Wang & Li, 2010)|
Pinelema cordata (Wang & Li, 2010) comb. n. Figs 5, 31
Telema cordata : Wang and Li 2010: 9, figs 11-15 (♂♀).
Holotype ♂ ( IZCAS): China, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning Prefecture, Wuming County, Yiling Cave, 23°02.374'N, 108°17.529'E, 151 m, T: 23 °C, RH: 86%, 31.VII.2009, C. Wang and Z. Yao leg. Paratypes ( IZCAS): 1♂ and 4♀ ( IZCAS), same data as holotype.
Other material examined.
5♂ and 5♀ (molecular vouchers, IZCAS), same data as holotype.
This species resembles P. bailongensis (see Figure 1, Wang and Li 2012: 82, figs 1-17 and Song et al. 2017b: 85, figs 7A, 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 12A) but can be distinguished by following characters: small apophyses absent on embolus distal-retrolaterally (Figure 5D) (small apophyses present on embolus distal-retrolaterally in P. bailongensis ), smaller Esl/El ratio (0.51-0.54, n = 5, mean: 0.53, Suppl. material 1: Figure S3) (larger Esl/El ratio 0.58-0.62, n = 5, mean: 0.60 in P. bailongensis ), and receptacle U-shaped (see Wang and Li 2010: figure 13C) (receptacle spiral in P. bailongensis ).
Male palp: Bulb with papillae proximo-retrolaterally (Figure 5B); El/Bl ratio 1.51-1.54 (n = 5, mean: 1.52, Suppl. material 1: Figure S3), Esl/El ratio 0.51-0.54 (n = 5, mean: 0.52, Suppl. material 1: Figure S3). For more detailed descriptions, see Wang and Li (2010).
This species is transferred to Pinelema because it shares similar morphological characters with P. bailongensis , such as the long, tube-shaped embolus (see Figure 5 and Wang and Li 2010: figs 11 A–B, 12B), the presence of a distinct cymbial apophysis in the male palp prolaterally (see Figure 5A and Wang and Li 2010: figure 11B), and the U-shaped and medially strongly curved receptacle (see Wang and Li 2010: figure 13).
China (Guangxi, Figure 31), known only from the type locality.
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