Kintaqa Huber

Huber, Bernhard A., Eberle, Jonas & Dimitrov, Dimitar, 2018, The phylogeny of pholcid spiders: a critical evaluation of relationships suggested by molecular data (Araneae, Pholcidae), ZooKeys 789, pp. 51-101: 86-87

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Kintaqa Huber

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Kintaqa Huber  gen. n.

Pholcus buatong  group: Huber et al. 2016a: 38.

Type species.

Pholcus buatong  Huber, 2011.


The name honours the Kintaq, a Mon-Khmer ethnic group in Thailand. Gender feminine.


Medium size, light coloured pholcids with long legs, six or eight eyes, and cylindrical abdomen ( Huber et al. 2016a: figs 143-152). Distinguished from similar species in other genera ( Tissahamia  , Cantikus  , Pribumia  ) by distinctive dorsal bulging of male palpal patella ( Huber 2011a: figs 581, 823; Huber et al. 2016a: fig. 155) and by epigynum with large, heavily sclerotized ‘knob’ ( Huber et al. 2016a: figs 184, 187, 190); also by combination of: complete reduction of distal anterior apophyses on male chelicerae ( Huber 2011a: figs 582, 825; Huber et al. 2016a: fig. 156); ALS with eight spigots each ( Huber et al. 2016a: figs 166, 183); male palps not reddish or orange.


Southern Thailand and northern mainland Malaysia ( Huber et al. 2016a: fig. 153).


Five species, all newly transferred from Pholcus  : K. buatong  (Huber, 2016); K. fuza  (Yao & Li, 2017); K. mueangensis  (Yao & Li, 2017); K. satun  (Huber, 2011); K. schwendingeri  (Huber, 2011).