Draconarius yani , Wang, XIN-PING, Griswold, CHARLES E. & Miller, JEREMY A., 2010

Wang, XIN-PING, Griswold, CHARLES E. & Miller, JEREMY A., 2010, Revision of the genus Draconarius Ovtchinnikov 1999 (Agelenidae: Coelotinae) in Yunnan, China, with an analysis of the Coelotinae diversity in the Gaoligongshan Mountains, Zootaxa 2593, pp. 1-127: 114-118

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Draconarius yani

sp. nov.

Draconarius yani  sp. nov.

(Figs 512-532, 549)

Type material: Holotype. ♀, CHINA: Yunnan: Fugong County: Gaoligongshan, Shibali forest station , in moist stream gully, N27.16894°, E98.77205°, 2650 m, May 9, 2004; C. Griswold & H.M. Yan ( HNU, CASENT9019904)GoogleMaps  .

Paratypes. CHINA: Yunnan: Gongshan County: 1♀, Bing Zhong Luo Township, Chu Kuai , N27.97928 0, E098.473890, 3725 m, August 19, 2006, Hu Peng ( CAS, CASENT9025579)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀, Bingzhongluo Township, SW slope of Kawakarpu Shan NNE of Chukuai Lake , N27.99037°, E98.47441°, 4050 m, under rocks, running on ground, in webs, August 21, 2006; J.A. Miller, D. Kavanaugh ( HNU, CASENT9024454)GoogleMaps  . Fugong County: 2♀, Lishadi Township, Yakou of Shibali , N27.212340, E098.696010, 3615 m, August 5 /7, 2005, G. Tang ( CAS, CASENT9025582)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, Lumadeng, Lao Shibali Pass (pass #30) to 2 km before the pass , rock cliffs along the road, N27.06427°, E98.75123°, 3265- 3060 m, August 13, 2005, P. Paquin ( HNU, CASENT9022545)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀, Lishadi, 500 m before Shibali Yaku (pass #31) , N27.21354°, E98.70021°, 3585 m, stable scree slope on soil, August 7, 2005, P. Paquin ( CAS, CASENT9022551)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀, Gaoligongshan, 7.61 km directly WNN of Shibali , Rhododendron thicket, turning rocks amid bamboo, N27.20662°, E98.71773°, 3292 m, May 6, 2004, C. Griswold. ( HNU, CASENT9020785)GoogleMaps  .

Additional material examined: China: Yunnan: Fugong County: 1♀, Lishadi, Shibali , 2537 m, N27.16650°, E98.77936°, forest, webs on tree trunks at night, August 5, 2005, P. Paquin, D. Kavanaugh. ( CAS, CASENT9022569)GoogleMaps  .

Notes: The female specimen CASENT9022569 (Figs 529-530) has a similar epigynum in ventral view, but very different spermathecal tubes. Due to the limited number of specimens examined, we temporarily list it here as D. yani  sp. nov.

Etymology: The specific name is a patronym in honor of one of the collectors of the type specimen, Hengmei Yan at HNU; noun in genitive case.

Diagnosis: The female of this new species is similar to D. quattour  sp. nov. in having epigynal teeth that are widely separated from each other and from the atrial margin, and spermathecae that extend anteriorly of the spermathecal heads, but can be distinguished by the presence of a distinct anterior atrial margin and atrial ridges (Figs 512-515).

Description: Female (holotype). Medium sized Coelotinae  , total length 9.46 (Fig. 516). Dorsal shield of prosoma 4.26 long, 3.00 wide; opisthosoma 5.20 long, 3.50 wide. AME smallest, half the size of ALE; ALE largest; PME subequal to AME in size, PLE slightly larger than PME ( AME 0.11, ALE 0.20, PME 0.12, PLE 0.14); AME separated from each other by slightly more than their diameter, from ALE by AME diameter; PME separated from each other by slightly more than their diameter, widely separated from PLE by about 2 times PME diameter (AME-AME 0.14, AME-ALE 0.12, PME-PME 0.15, PME-PLE 0.22, AME-PME 0.12) (Fig. 517). Labium longer than wide ( L / W =1.20) (Fig. 518). Promargin of chelicera with 3, retromargin with 2 teeth. Epigynal teeth short, widely separated from each other by about atrial width, situated anteriorly of atrium and distinctly separated from anterior atrial margin; atrium small, wider than long, close to epigastric furrow, with anterior margin slightly extending posteriorly; copulatory ducts small, originating posteriorly between spermathecae; spermathecae broad, with bases distinctly separated, anteriorly extending and closely set; spermathecal heads small, arising from distal half of spermathecae, with spermathecae extending anterior to their heads (Figs 512-515, 519-532).

Male. Unknown.

Distribution: China (Yunnan: Fugong, Gongshan) (Fig. 549).




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