Pireneitega xiyankouensis Zhao & Li

Zhang, Xiaoqing, Zhao, Zhe, Zheng, Guo & Li, Shuqiang, 2017, A survey of five Pireneitega species (Agelenidae, Coelotinae) from China, ZooKeys 663, pp. 45-64: 50-52

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Pireneitega xiyankouensis Zhao & Li

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Pireneitega xiyankouensis Zhao & Li  sp. n. Figs 9, 10, 11

Type material.

Holotype ♂: China: Guangxi: Hechi Prefecture: Yizhou City: Xiyankou Village, Mt. Baihu, Xiannvyan, 24°29'17"N, 108°34'02"E, 110 m, 11.XII.2012, Z. Chen & Z. Zhao. Paratypes: 2♀, same data as holotype; 1♀, Hechi Prefecture: Donglan County: Sanshi Town: Gongping Village, unnamed cave, 24°21'44"N, 107°23'11"E, 383 m, 11.II.2015, Y. Li & Z. Chen; 1♀, Hechi Prefecture: Donglan County: Bala Village, unnamed cave, 24°26'37"N, 107°20'50"E, 385 m, 18.III.2015, Y. Li & Z. Chen; 2♀1♂, Hechi Prefecture: Nandan County: Chengguan Town, unnamed cave, 25°02'11"N, 107°25'00"E, 559 m, 2.II.2015, Y. Li & Z. Chen; 1♀1♂, Chongzuo Prefecture: Daxin County: Fulong Town: Pingliang Village, Banzhongtun, Shuiniu Cave, 22°57'55"N, 107°28'12"E, 248 m, 24.XII.2012, Z. Chen & Z. Zhao; 3♀2♂, Baise Prefecture: Debao County: Yandong Town: Yandong Village, Chuanshan Cave, 23°10'00"N, 106°40'01"E, 596 m, 20.XII.2012, Z. Chen & Z. Zhao; 1♀, Chongzuo Prefecture: Pingxiang City: Liancheng County, Baiyu Cave, 22°07'44"N, 106°45'55"E, 326 m, 28.XII.2012, Z. Chen & Z. Zhao; 1♀, Chongzuo Prefecture: Tiandeng County: Dukang Town: Bakong Village, Yuanliutun, entrance to unnamed cave, 23°06'45"N, 107°04'33"E, 457 m, 26.XII.2012, Z. Chen & Z. Zhao.


The specific name refers to the type locality; adjective.


The male can be distinguished from all other Pireneitega  species except P. involuta  , P. liansui  and P. triglochinata  by having a broad conductor, the width of the conductor about 1/5 of loop diameter. From P. involuta  it can be distinguished by the bifurcate tip of the patellar apophysis (vs a tapering tip in P. involuta  and P. triglochinata  ). From P. liansui  it can be distinguished by the short cymbial furrow, about 0.3 times the length of the cymbium (vs a long cymbial furrow in P. liansui  , more than half the length of the cymbium) (Figs 3, 7, 9; Wang et al. 1990: figs 13-15, 18-19). The female can be distinguished from all other Pireneitega  species except P. xinping  Zhang, Zhu & Song, 2002 by having bent and narrow epigynal teeth, a broad atrium and sclerotized tip of the septum. From P. xinping  it can be distinguished by a long receptacle, about four times longer than wide (vs a straight and short receptacle in P. xinping  , about two times longer than wide) (Fig. 10; Zhang et al. 2002: figs 7-8).


Male (holotype): Total length 9.60. Carapace 4.25 long, 3.75 wide. Abdomen 5.35 long, 3.50 wide. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.35, ALE 0.30, PME 0.30, PLE 0.25; AME-AME 0.05, AME-ALE 0.10, PME-PME 0.16, PME-PLE 0.20. Leg measurements: I: 18.85 (5.00, 6.50, 4.85, 2.50); II: 17.25 (4.75, 5.75, 4.50, 2.25); III: 15.70 (4.45, 5.00, 4.25, 2.00); IV: 20.35 (5.50, 6.60, 5.75, 2.50). Carapace yellow, radial grooves distinct, with black lateral margins. Abdomen brown with yellow herringbone pattern. Palp as in Fig. 9: patellar apophysis short, about 1/3 length of tibia; tibia short, about 1/4 length of cymbium; VTA subequal to the tibial length, without pointed tip, extending beyond the tibia; RTA short, about 1/8 length of VTA; cymbial furrow short, about 1/3 length of cymbium; conductor broad; embolus with broad base

Spination in male:

Female (paratype): Total length 10.90. Carapace 5.13 long, 3.95 wide. Abdomen 5.77 long, 3.75 wide. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.35, ALE 0.35, PME 0.26, PLE 0.26; AME-AME 0.10, AME-ALE 0.10, PME-PME 0.24, PME-PLE 0.28. Leg measurements: I: 15.75 (4.50, 5.50, 4.00, 1.75); II: 14.60 (4.25, 5.10, 3.50, 1.75); III: 13.60 (4.10, 4.50, 3.50, 1.50); IV: 16.90 (4.75, 5.65, 4.75, 1.75). Carapace yellow. Abdomen brown with yellow spots and herringbone pattern. Epigyne as in Fig. 10 A–B: epigynal teeth narrow and long; septum short with weakly sclerotized tip; atrium with well delimited posterior margin, about three times longer than septum, about 1.3 times wider than septum; copulatory opening distinct; receptacle long, separated by three diameters; median part of copulatory ducts as wide as terminal and 1.3 times longer than basal part, median part about two times wider than receptacle; hoods distinct.

Spination in female:


Known only from Guangxi (Fig. 11).