Pinelema wangshang Zhao & Li

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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scientific name

Pinelema wangshang Zhao & Li
status

sp. n.

Pinelema wangshang Zhao & Li  sp. n. Figs 18, 19, 20, 31

Type material.

Holotype ♂ ( IZCAS): China, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hechi Prefecture, Nandan County, Lihu Town, Wangshang Village, Wangshang Cave, 25°05.300'N, 107°38.420'E, 602 m, 1.II.2015, Y. Li and Z. Chen leg. Paratypes ( IZCAS): 4♂ and 5♀, same data as holotype.

Other material examined.

4♀ (molecular vouchers, IZCAS), same data as holotype.

Etymology.

The species epithet refers to the type locality; noun.

Diagnosis.

This species resembles P. yunchuni  Zhao & Li, sp. n. (Figs 25-27) but can be distinguished by following characters: bulb kidney-shaped (Figs 18A, B, 19C, D) (bulb pear-shaped in P. yunchuni  Zhao & Li, sp. n.), curved dorso-medially (Figs 18A, B, 19C, D) (bulb not curved dorso-medially in P. yunchuni  Zhao & Li, sp. n.), smaller El/Bl ratio (1.37-1.45, n = 5, mean: 1.41, Suppl. material 1: Figure S8) (larger El/Bl ratio 1.78-1.82, n = 4, mean: 1.80 in P. yunchuni  Zhao & Li, sp. n.), and receptacle J-shaped (Figure 20C) (receptacle U-shaped in P. yunchuni  Zhao & Li, sp. n.).

Description.

Male (holotype): Total length 1.39. Carapace 0.54 long, 0.48 wide. Abdomen 0.79 long, 0.60 wide. Carapace brown (Figure 19A). Six eyes ringed with black, clypeus height 0.08, ocular quadrangle 0.15 wide (Figure 19A). Chelicerae, legs, labium, and endites yellow. Sternum light brown. Leg measurements: I 4.41 (1.25, 0.19, 1.41, 0.94, 0.62); II 3.78 (1.11, 0.19, 1.20, 0.75, 0.53); III 2.72 (0.85, 0.18, 0.76, 0.50, 0.43); IV 3.29 (1.05, 0.19, 0.96, 0.63, 0.46). Abdomen oval and light brown (Figure 19A).

Palp: Tibia 3 times longer than patella, cymbium 2 times longer than tibia, cymbial apophysis long and brown (Figure 19C); bulb with a U-shaped curve dorso-medially (Figs 18 A–B, 19 C–D) and with papillae proximo-retrolaterally (Figure 18B); embolus long and tube-like, spiral ridge distinct and brown (Figure 19B), El/Bl ratio 1.37 (Figure 19D), and Esl/El ratio 0.43 (Figure 19D).

Female: Total length 1.38. Carapace 0.54 long, 0.51 wide. Abdomen 0.84 long, 0.76 wide. Coloration as in male (Figure 20 A–B). Six eyes ringed with black, clypeus height 0.11, ocular quadrangle 0.17 wide (Figure 20A). Leg measurements: I 4.22 (1.27, 0.18, 1.33, 0.85, 0.59); II 3.68 (1.20, 0.19, 1.08, 0.71, 0.50); III 2.69 (0.85, 0.18, 0.75, 0.50, 0.41); IV 3.37 (1.03, 0.19, 1.00, 0.67, 0.48). Insemination duct short (Figure 20C); receptacle J-shaped, as narrow as insemination duct, end globular (Figure 20C).

Variation.

In 4♂ paratypes: El/Bl ratio 1.37-1.45, Esl/El ratio 0.42-0.43.

Distribution.

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Telemidae

Genus

Pinelema