Pholcus sabah Huber, 2011

Berhard A. Huber, Booppa Petchard, Charles Leh Moi Ung, Joseph K. H. Koh & Amir R. M. Ghazali, 2016, The Southeast Asian Pholcus halabala species group (Araneae, Pholcidae): new data from field observations and ultrastructure, European Journal of Taxonomy 190, pp. 1-55: 12-13

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10.5852/ejt.2016.190

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scientific name

Pholcus sabah Huber, 2011
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Pholcus sabah Huber, 2011 

Figs 9–10View Figs 9 – 16

Pholcus sabah Huber, 2011: 133  , figs 497–498, 537–541 (♂ ♀).

Diagnosis

Easily distinguished from putatively closest known relatives (other species in the halabala  core group) by ‘double’ uncus and large rounded rather than pointed flap dorsally on procursus (figs 537, 538 in Huber 2011) and by large lateral structures in female internal genitalia (fig. 541 in Huber 2011).

New material examined

MALAYSIA-BORNEO: 1 ♂, ZFMK ( Ar 15012), Sabah  , Mt Kinabalu , Poring Hot Springs (type locality), forest near beginning of Kipungit Trail (6.048° N, 116.706° E), 450 m a.s.l., on underside of leaf, 7 Aug. 2014 (B.A. Huber, S.B. Huber)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, RMNH, Poring Hot Springs , 28–31 Mar. 1998 (C.L. Deeleman- Reinhold, P. Zborowski)  ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀♀, 2 juvs, ZFMK ( Ar 15013), Sepilok, Rainforest Discovery Centre, forest along Pitta Trail (5.875– 5.878° N, 117.937– 117.942° E), 30 m a.s.l., on undersides of leaves, 9 Aug. 2014 (B.A. Huber, S.B. Huber)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, 5 juvs, in absolute ethanol, ZFMK ( Bor 173), same dataGoogleMaps  .

Note

The color dimorphism observed among females from Poring in the original description also occurs among males: while the single male from Sepilok has the ‘usual’ pattern of two V-marks ( Fig. 10View Figs 9 – 16), the newly collected male from Poring has a large black mark covering most of the carapace posteriorly ( Fig. 9View Figs 9 – 16). This latter pattern also occurs in one of the three females from Sepilok. In the male it is associated with a slightly darker brown sternum that is only medially and anteriorly light; in the female it is associated with a black sternum. Tibia 1 in two males: 7.1, 8.4; in two females: 7.1, 7.3.

Natural history

Most new specimens were collected relatively close to the ground (approximately 50 cm above the ground). All previously known specimens (1♂, 3♀♀) were collected by canopy fogging ( Huber 2011).

Distribution

Known from two localities in northeastern Borneo ( Fig. 17View Fig. 17).

ZFMK

Germany, Bonn, Zoologische Forschungsinstitut und Museum "Alexander Koenig"

RMNH

Netherlands, Leiden, Nationaal Natuurhistorische Museum ("Naturalis") [formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie]

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Pholcus

Loc

Pholcus sabah Huber, 2011

Berhard A. Huber, Booppa Petchard, Charles Leh Moi Ung, Joseph K. H. Koh & Amir R. M. Ghazali 2016

2016
Loc

Pholcus sabah

Huber 2011: 133

2011