Misgolas kampenae, Wishart, 2011

Wishart, Graham, 2011, Trapdoor Spiders of the Genus Misgolas (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae) in the Illawarra and South Coast Regions of New South Wales, Australia, Records of the Australian Museum 63 (1), pp. 33-51 : 42-43

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https://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.63.2011.1553

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Misgolas kampenae

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Misgolas kampenae View in CoL n.sp.

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Type material. HOLOTYPE ♂, AMS KS3364 (abdomen dorsum discoloured, right palpal femur missing), Benandarah State Forest , c. 8 km north of Batemans Bay, NSW (35°40'S 150°14'E), pitfall trap in leaf litter, field No. 1578, set 14 June, collected 12 July 1979, C. Horseman. GoogleMaps

Other material examined. NEW SOUTH WALES: ♂♂ AMS KS1727, Kioloa State Forest, Forest Drive 15 km north of Batemans Bay , NSW (35°37'S 150°16'E) GoogleMaps , pitfall trap in leaf litter, Field No. 1181, set 14 Aug., collected 7 Sep. 1978, C. Horseman. AMS KS2902, Kioloa State Forest rest area, 16 km north of Batemans Bay (35°36'S 150°15'E) GoogleMaps , 9 Apr.1979, C. Horseman. AMS KS3836, Kioloa State Forest, Forest Drive 16 km north of Batemans Bay (35°37'S 150°16'E) GoogleMaps , 28 Jun. 1979, C. Horseman. AMS KS3862, Kioloa State Forest, Forest Drive 15 km north of Batemans Bay (35°37'S 150°16'E) GoogleMaps , 6 Jul. 1979, C. Horseman. AMS KS65064, Bodalla State Forest, Orange Ridge Road, nr. Bodalla , NSW (36°16'55"S 149°53'31"E) GoogleMaps , 12 Mar. 1999, L. Wilkie , R . Harris & H. Smith ( South East Forest Survey CBCR003-086 ) .

Diagnosis. In male: Medium sized brown spider, carapace length c. 6–7.5, retrodorsal surface of metatarsus IV with at least one spine ( Fig. 7F View Fig ); venter pale with dark brown maculations forming pattern, most concentrated in median band ( Fig. 7H View Fig ). Spines absent on tarsi I and II; tarsi IV with bilateral rows spines adjacent to weak scopula ( Fig. 7E,F View Fig ). Palpal bulb ( Fig. 7B,C View Fig ) retrolateral embolic flange with c. 7–9 distinct folds; embolus with blunt dorsal apophysis placed c. midway between embolic flange and embolus tip; tip from d aspect sinuous, flattened vertically. DTA small, hooked; conformation of palpal tibia as figured ( Fig. 7A View Fig ). Female not known.


Male holotype ( Fig. 7A–H View Fig ). Size. Carapace length 7.49, width 6.69. Abdomen length 7.55, width 5.03. — Colour. In alcohol carapace, limbs and chelicerae brown. Some disconnected darker brown smudges on tibia and patella lateral surfaces of legs I and II. Carapace almost bare of golden hairs, more prominent on proximal limb segments. Abdomen dorsum discoloured. Venter pallid, with dark brown maculations most concentrated in median band ( Fig. 7H View Fig ). — Carapace. Edge fringed with black bristles which encroach onto posterior half of post foveal surface; few scattered interstrial bristles. Evidence of row of c. 7 black bristles on caput arch (some removed); 4 between PME; 8 on clypeus. Weakly chitonized area on pleuron membrane below clypeus with 4 bristles. Fovea width 1.38, straight, recurved edges, posterior wall lacking pitted intrusion. — Eyes. Raised on a mound. Ocular area adjacent to eyes black. Anterior width 1.25, posterior width 1.20, length 0.76, width/length ratio 1.64. Line joining posterior edges of ALE transects anterior quarter of AME. Posterior row straight in front, recurved behind. — Chelicerae. Rastellum front row of 6(7) spines, 3(4) smaller spines behind, few receding along pl edge. Fang groove and intercheliceral tumescence obscured. — Labium. Bulbous, length 0.83, width 1.15. Labiosternal suture broad, continuous, narrow midway. — Maxillae c. 15(14) elongate, pointed antero-ental cuspules, all surmounted by a hair. — Sternum. Broad, bulbous, length 4.35, width 3.75. Sigilla first and second pairs small, round, submarginal; third pair much larger, distant from margin. — Legs. Tibia I with distal bifid apophysis; distal process with 3(2) squat, blunt, compact spines; proximal process with row of 2(2) longer, curved, blunt spines.

Palp I II III IV Femur (4.42) 7.84 7.31 6.02 7.84 Patella 2.13 3.82 3.56 2.82 3.43 Tibia 3.83 5.68 5.40 3.68 6.86 Metatarsus — 5.78 5.65 5.16 7.06 Tarsus 1.78 3.62 3.50 3.44 3.92 Total 12.16 26.74 25.42 21.12 29.11

Palp. ( Fig. 7A,D,G View Fig ) Distal half of cymbium d surface with cover of robust, terete, bluntly pointed, anteriorly inclined spines ( Fig. 7D View Fig ). Digitate RTA d surface covered with short pointed spines which continue around and onto rv edge of tibial excavation terminating at tip of small hooked DTA. Prominent pallid TEM adjacent to RTA ( Fig. 7G View Fig ), pl surface with TET. — Bulb. ( Fig. 7B,C View Fig ) Length 2.36; length from embolic apophysis to embolus tip (a) 0.26; length from embolic flange terminus to embolus tip (f) 0.46; a/f ratio 0.56. Embolic rl flange with 9 major folds, edge gently curved. Embolus with prominent, blunt, d apophysis placed c. midway between embolic flange and embolus tip; tip from d aspect sinuous, compressed flat in vertical plane. — Scopula . Complete on tarsi I and II; incomplete on metatarsi I and II; weak on tarsi III and IV; sparse remnants on metatarsi III and IV. — Trichobothria. Palp: tarsi 9, tibia pd 6, rd 6. Leg I: tarsi 13, metatarsi 15, tibia pd 7, rd 7. Leg II: tarsi 13, metatarsi 15, tibia pd 7, rd 6. Leg III: tarsi 11, metatarsi 12, tibia pd 5, rd 7. Leg IV: tarsi 13, metatarsi 17, tibia pd 9, rd 6. — Leg spination. Leg I: metatarsi v 0102; tibia v 6 scattered, pl 00110. Leg II: metatarsi rv 0212; tibia v 02111, pd 01110. Leg III: tarsi pv 01000, rv 5 scattered, pd 01000, rl 01000; metatarsi v 13 scattered, pd 001110, rd 0011110; tibia v 9 scattered, pd 0110, rd 0010; patella pd 6. Leg IV ( Fig. 7E,F View Fig ): tarsi pv line of 5, rv line of 7; metatarsi pv 6 scattered, rv 011, rd 01010; tibia v 8 scattered. — Abdomen. Anterior face with cover of long, erect, dark brown bristles. All setae and colour lost on pallid dorsum. Venter ( Fig. 7H View Fig ) covered with weak short erect brown bristles.

Etymology. The species is named in recognition of Louise Kampen, technical officer, Australian Museum, Sydney.

Distribution and natural history ( Fig. 14A View Fig ) This species is known from Benandarah State Forest (type locality) near Batemans Bay, New South Wales ( Australia), north to Kioloa State Forest (35°37'S 150°16'E) near Kioloa, NSW and south to Bodalla State Forest (36°16'55"S 149°53'31"E) near Bodalla, NSW, localities occupying a linear distance of about 80 km along the coast. The burrow is not known. Limited information indicates mature males wander during the annual period of March to September.


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