Nipisa 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: 82

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.789.22781

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scientific name

Nipisa Huber
status

gen. n.

Nipisa Huber  gen. n.

Calapnita phyllicola  group: Deeleman-Reinhold 1986b: 212. Huber 2011a: 43. Huber 2017: 7.

Type species.

Calapnita phyllicola  Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986.

Etymology.

The name is derived from the Malay word nipis (thin), and refers to the long and thin abdomen. Gender feminine.

Diagnosis

(adapted from Huber 2017). Leaf-dwelling, pale whitish, long-legged pholcids with six eyes and long cylindrical abdomen ( Huber 2017: figs 3-19). Distinguished from Calapnita  by (1) tibia 2/ tibia 4 length >1.05 (vs. <0.95 in Calapnita  ); (2) ALS with eight spigots each (vs. two in Calapnita  ) ( Huber 2017: figs 31, 41, 78); (3) proximal lateral processes on male chelicerae in ‘usual’ proximal position (vs. distal in Calapnita  ) ( Huber 2017: figs 23, 35); (4) simple apophysis on male palpal trochanter (vs. hooked and sclerotized in Calapnita  ) ( Huber 2017: figs 21, 34); (5) male palpal femur barely modified (vs. with series of three ventral sclerotized processes in Calapnita  ) ( Huber 2017: figs 21, 34); (6) epigynum roughly rectangular or trapezoidal with folded cuticle and posterior ‘knob’ (vs. triangular with anterior ‘knob’ in Calapnita  ) ( Huber 2017: figs 24, 32, 36, 43). For characters distinguishing Nipisa  from similar species in other genera see Diagnosis of Calapnita  in Huber (2017).

Distribution.

Southeast Asia ( Huber 2017: figs 281 and 282).

Composition.

Ten species, all newly transferred from Calapnita  : N. anai  (Huber, 2017); N. bankirai  (Huber, 2017); N. bidayuh  (Huber, 2017); N. deelemanae  (Huber, 2011); N. kubah  (Huber, 2017); N. lehi  (Huber, 2017); N. phasmoides  (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986); N. phyllicola  (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986); N. semengoh  (Huber, 2017); N. subphyllicola  (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1986).