Draconarius kavanaughi , 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: 58-60

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Draconarius kavanaughi

sp. nov.

Draconarius kavanaughi  sp. nov.

(Figs 232-239, 540)

Type material: Holotype. ♂, CHINA: Yunnan: Tengchong County: Jietou Township, 0.4 km N of Dahetou, Lingganjiao at Longtang He , N25.74277°, E98.69691°, 2020 m, May 15-20, 2006, collected in pitfall traps, D. Kavanaugh ( HNU, CASENT9025588)GoogleMaps  .

Etymology: The specific name is a patronym in honor of David Kavanaugh, curator at CAS and the collector of the type specimen; noun in genitive case.

Diagnosis: The male of this new species is similar to D. agrestis Wang  2003 and D. pseudoagrestis  sp. nov. in having a similar palp, but can be distinguished by the large lateral tibial apophysis and the distinct posterior extension of the conductor (Figs 232-233).

Description: Male (holotype). Medium sized Coelotinae  , total length 7.17 (Fig. 237). Dorsal shield of prosoma 3.73 long, 2.52 wide; opisthosoma 3.42 long, 2.27 wide. AME smallest, 2 /3 the size of ALE; lateral eyes subequal or with PLE slightly larger; PME slightly smaller than lateral eyes ( AME 0.10, ALE 0.16, PME 0.14, PLE 0.17); anterior eyes equally separated by slightly more than half of their diameter; PME separated from each other by slightly less than half of their diameter, from PLE by PLE diameter (AME-AME 0.06, AME-ALE 0.07, PME-PME 0.06, PME-PLE 0.16, AME-PME 0.09) (Fig. 238). Chelicera with 3 promarginal and 2 retromarginal teeth. Labium longer than wide ( L / W =1.12) (Fig. 239). Palp with a small patellar apophysis; RTA more than half of tibial length, with a blunt distal end; lateral tibial apophysis distinctly large; cymbial furrow extending more than half of cymbial length; conductor long, slightly coiled, with a well developed basal lamella and a small dorsal apophysis; median apophysis spoon-shaped, not free-standing along anterior edge; embolus long, filiform, proximal in origin, arising at 6- o’clock-position, running half an oval, extending posteriorly to middle part of tibia, and coiling anteriorly beyond distal part of bulb (Figs 232-236).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution: China (Yunnan: Tengchong) (Fig. 540).




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