Pireneitega Kishida, 1955

Zhang, Xiaoqing & Marusik, Yuri M., 2016, A survey of Pireneitega from Tajikistan (Agelenidae, Coelotinae), ZooKeys 635, pp. 89-107 : 92

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Pireneitega Kishida, 1955
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Genus Pireneitega Kishida, 1955

Pireneitega Kishida, 1955: 11. Type species Amaurobius roscidus L. Koch, 1868 (= Pireneitega segestriformis (Dufour, 1820)) from Germany.

Paracoelotes Brignoli, 1982: 347. Type species Coelotes armeniacus Brignoli, 1978 from Turkey.

Note.

Pireneitega was long considered a nomen nudum (Yaginuma, in Brignoli 1983: p. 468). Kishida (1955), in a general survey of Agelenidae , considered Pireneitega to have been described by himself in 1928, although he had no publications that year. The genus " Pireneitega Kishida, 1928 [Genotype: roscida (Koch, 1868)]" was considered among the tribe Tegenariini Kishida, 1928 ( Kishida 1955: p. 11). Although eye pattern was mentioned in the key to the genera of " Tegenariini ", Kishida (1955) did not provide a formal description of the genus. Brignoli (1982) described Paracoelotes (type species Coelotes armeniacus Brignoli, 1978) from Turkey. Subsequently, Wang and Jäger (2007) revalidated Pireneitega with Paracoelotes as a junior synonym.

Diagnosis.

The chelicerae in most species of Pireneitega (including the type species) have 3 promarginal and 3 retromarginal teeth; other coelotines have either 2 or 4 retromarginal teeth ( Zhang et al. 2016). The females can be distinguished by the widely separated epigynal teeth, the large atrium with subparallel margins, and the broad copulatory ducts (Fig. 2 A–B); other coelotines usually have a small atrium and copulatory ducts. The males can be distinguished by the absence of a dorsal “apophysis” on the conductor, the small RTA, and the distinct median apophysis (Fig. 1 A–C); other coelotines usually have a broad dorsal apophysis on the conductor and a reduced or indistinct median apophysis.

Composition.

Thirty species of Pireneitega are known from Spain to Sakhalin ( World Spider Catalog 2016; Mikhailov 2013). One species, Pireneitega major , was known from Tajikistan before the current study.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Agelenidae