Pinelema strentarsi (Lin & Li, 2010)

Zhao, Huifeng, Yao, Zhiyuan, Song, Yang & Li, Shuqiang, 2018, Taxonomic study of the Pinelemabailongensis species group with descriptions of six new species from China (Araneae, Telemidae), ZooKeys 784, pp. 7-57: 7

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Pinelema strentarsi (Lin & Li, 2010)

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Pinelema strentarsi (Lin & Li, 2010)  comb. n. Figs 15, 16, 17, 31

Telema strentarsi  : Lin and Li 2010: 23, figs 14-15 (♂♀).

Type material.

examined. Holotype ♂ ( IZCAS): China, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hechi Prefecture, Dahua County, Jiangnan Township, Huangniu Cave, 23°55.120'N, 107°37.479'E, 8.III.2007, J. Liu and Y. Lin leg. Paratypes: 1♂ and 6♀ ( IZCAS), same data as holotype.

Other material examined.

4♂ and 5♀ (molecular vouchers, IZCAS) from the type locality, 175 m, 10.IV.2017, Z. Chen leg.


This species resembles P. liangxi  (see Figs 9-11, Zhu and Chen 2002: 82, figs 1-7 and Chen and Zhu 2009: 1709, figure 3E, M–N) but can be differentiated by following characters: embolus straight (arrow 1 in Figure 16D) (embolus curved in P. liangxi  ), bulb protruding ventro-subdistally (arrow 2 in Figure 16D) (bulb not protruding ventro-subdistally in P. liangxi  ), and bulb slightly curved dorso-medially (arrow 3 in Figure 16D) (bulb not curved dorso-medially in P. liangxi  ).


Male palp: Cymbial apophysis finger-like (Figs 15A, 16C); spiral ridge pale brown (Figure 16B), El/Bl ratio 1.15-1.21 (n = 4, mean: 1.18, Suppl. material 1: Figure S7), Esl/El ratio 0.48-0.49 (n = 4, mean: 0.48, Suppl. material 1: Figure S7), Female endogyne: insemination duct wider than receptacle, receptacle comma-shaped (Figure 17C). For more detailed descriptions, see Lin and Li (2010).


This species is transferred to Pinelema  , because it shares similar morphological characters with P. bailongensis  , such as the long, tube-like embolus (see Figs 15 A–D, 16 C–D and Lin and Li 2010: figure 14 D–F), the presence of a distinct cymbial apophysis in male palp prolaterally (see Figs 15A, 16C and Lin and Li 2010: figure 14E), and the U-shaped and medially strongly curved receptacle (see Figure 17C and Lin and Li 2010: figure 15F).


China (Guangxi, Figure 31), known only from the type locality.