Agelescape affinis (KulczyIski, 1911),

Zamani, Alireza & Marusik, Yuri M., 2020, A review of Agelenini (Araneae: Agelenidae: Ageleninae) of Iran and Tajikistan, with descriptions of four new genera, Arachnology 18 (4), pp. 368-386: 371-372

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.13156/arac.2020.18.4.368

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Agelescape affinis (KulczyIski, 1911)
status

 

Agelescape affinis (KulczyIski, 1911) 

( Figs. 8View Fig F–H, 15A)

Agelena  afFnis Kulczyński 1911: 45, pl. 2, fig. 53 (♀).

Agelena  afFnis: de Blauwe 1980: 2, figs. 1–2 (♀).

Agelescape  afFnis: Levy 1996: 90, figs. 14–15, 18–19 (♂ ♀).

Material examined: ISRAEL: 1♀ ( SMNH), Mt Meron , 22 February 2010 (C. Drees)  ; 1♀ ( SMNH), Upper Galilee , 900 m, N slope of Mt Meron, Meron Field School, 33°01′N 35°23.5′E, 25 April 2013 (S. L. Zonstein)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀ ( SMNH), Upper Galilee , 900 m, N slope of Mt Meron, Meron Field School, 33°01′N 35°23.5′E, 25 April 2013 (S. L. Zonstein)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀ ( SMNH), Ziv’on , woodland, 33°02′N 35°25′E, 773 m, 01 September 2005 (A. Timm, T. Assmann)GoogleMaps  .

Description: See Levy (1996).

Remarks: The male of this species was first described by Levy (1996) who did not find any differences between it and A. livida  (in both palpal and somatic characters). The palp of A. livida  depicted by Levy (1996) differs from other illustrations available for this species (e.g. position of the embolic base, shape of the RTA, etc., cf. Figs. 4A and 4BView Fig), but we conclude this is because of differences in his illustrations rather than in the spiders, as no such palpal conformation was found in the extensive collections from Israel.

Distribution: Syria, Israel, and Lebanon (?) ( Fig. 15AView Fig). Despite being reported from Turkey in the World Spider Catalog (2020), the identifications of Turkish material by Brignoli (1978) refer to A. gideoni  (per Levy 1996). The records of this species from Lebanon could refer to A. livida  (per Levy 1996).

SMNH

Department of Paleozoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Agelenidae

Genus

Agelescape

Loc

Agelescape affinis (KulczyIski, 1911)

Zamani, Alireza & Marusik, Yuri M. 2020
2020
Loc

Agelena

KULCZYNSKI, W. 1911: 45
Loc

Agelena

DE BLAUWE, R. 1980: 2
Loc

Agelescape

LEVY, G. 1996: 90