Nuconarius capitulatus ( Wang, 2003 )

Li, Bing, Zhao, Zhe, Zhang, Chuntian & Li, Shuqiang, 2018, Nuconarius gen. n. and Hengconarius gen. n., two new genera of Coelotinae (Araneae, Agelenidae) spiders from Southwest China, Zootaxa 4457 (2), pp. 237-263: 242-244

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.2.2

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scientific name

Nuconarius capitulatus ( Wang, 2003 )
status

comb. n.

Nuconarius capitulatus ( Wang, 2003)  comb. n.

Figs 3–4View FIGURE 3View FIGURE 4, 7 View Figure

Draconarius capitulatus Wang 2003: 524  , figs 18A–B; Wang et al. 2010: 24, figs 44–45, 48–53, 57–58 (♀ only, ♂ mismatched); Zhu et al. 2017: 242, figs 126A–B (♀ only, ♂ mismatched).

Types. Holotype: ♀ ( HNNUAbout HNNU), Pianma Yakou (25.966667°N, 98.683333°E, elev. 3200 m), pass over Gaoligongshan, Nujiang Prefecture, Yunnan, China, 11 October 1998, C. Griswold, D. Kavanaugh, C. Long legGoogleMaps  . Paratypes: 5♀♀ ( HNNUAbout HNNU and CASAbout CAS), same data as holotypeGoogleMaps  ; 1♀ ( CASAbout CAS), Nujiang State Nature Reserve, No. 12 Bridge Camp area (27.715000°N, 98.502000°E, elev. 2775 m), 16.3 air km W of Gongshan , Nujiang Prefecture, Gaoligong Shan, Yunnan, China, 15–19 July 2000, H. Yan, D. Kavanaugh, C.E. Griswold, H. Liang, D. Ubick, D. Dong leg. Other records: 27♀♀ ( HNNUAbout HNNU and CASAbout CAS), Gaoligong Shan, Yunnan, ChinaGoogleMaps  .

Material examined. 1♀ 1♂ (IZCAS-Ar33970), Fengxue Yakou (25.972667°N, 98.683933°E, elev. 3113 m), Pianma Township , Lushui County, Nujiang of the Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, China, 8 December 2013, Y. Li & J. Liu leg.GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Males of this species can be distinguished from N. brevipatellatus Z. Zhao & S. Li  sp. n. by the long patellar apophysis, as long as the patella, while the patellar apophysis obviously short in N. brevipatellatus Z. Zhao & S. Li  ( Figs 1C View Figure , 3C View Figure ), a short cymbial furrow, about ½ the length of cymbium, while it is about ⅓ in N. brevipatellatus Z. Zhao & S. Li  sp. n ( Figs 1C View Figure , 3C View Figure ). Females of this species can be distinguished from N. brevipatellatus Z. Zhao & S. Li  sp. n. by the spermathecal heads whose height is longter than the width but in N. brevipatellatus Z. Zhao & S. Li  sp. n., the width of spermathecal heads is longer than the height; the width of spermathecal bases is subequal to ½ the width of anterior spermatheca, but about 1½ as in N. brevipatellatus  sp. n.; and the distance between the middle part of spermathecae is less than ¼ of the width of spermathecal bases, but subequal to ½ as in N. brevipatellatus Z. Zhao & S. Li  sp. n. ( Figs 2B View Figure , 4B View Figure ).

Description. Male: Described here for the first time. Total length 11.86. Carapace 6.09 long, 4.17 wide. Abdomen 5.77 long, 4.08 wide. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.23, ALE 0.28, PME 0.24, PLE 0.27; AME– AME 0.08, AME–ALE 0.08, AME–PME 0.15, ALE–PLE 0, PME–PME 0.12, PME–PLE 0.20. Leg measurements: I 20.71 (6.81, 5.56, 5.31, 3.03); II 20.42 (6.78, 5.56, 5.05, 3.03); III 19.94 (7.32, 5.05, 4.79, 2.78); IV 21.21 (8.08, 5.05, 5.05, 3.03). Palp: patellar apophysis shorter than the length of patella, and with a bent end, ( Fig. 3A View Figure ); cymbial furrow being about ½ the length of cymbium ( Fig. 3C View Figure ); embolus beginning at 7 to 7:30 o’clock position ( Fig. 3B View Figure ); median apophysis present, not spoon-shaped ( Figs 3B–C View Figure ).

Female: See Wang (2003). Photos of both habitus and epigyne are provided here ( Fig. 4 View Figure ).

Variation: Total length varies from 9.44 to 11.86.

Distribution. Yunnan, China ( Fig. 7 View Figure ).

HNNU

Hunan Normal University

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Agelenidae

Genus

Nuconarius

Loc

Nuconarius capitulatus ( Wang, 2003 )

Li, Bing, Zhao, Zhe, Zhang, Chuntian & Li, Shuqiang 2018

2018
Loc

Draconarius capitulatus

Wang 2003 : 524 Wang et al. 2010 : 24 Zhu et al. 2017 : 242