Apokayana Huber

Huber, Bernhard A., Eberle, Jonas & Dimitrov, Dimitar, 2018, The phylogeny of pholcid spiders: a critical evaluation of relationships suggested by molecular data (Araneae, Pholcidae), ZooKeys 789, pp. 51-101: 82-83

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Apokayana Huber

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Apokayana Huber  gen. n.

Panjange nigrifrons  group: Deeleman-Reinhold and Platnick 1986: 561. Huber 2011a: 109. Huber and Leh Moi Ung 2016: 3.

Type species.

Panjange kapit  Huber, 2011.


Named for the Apo Kayan people, one of the Dayak people groups that are spread throughout Sarawak, East Kalimantan, and North Kalimantan. Gender feminine.


(adapted from Huber and Leh Moi Ung 2016). Easily distinguished from Panjange  by presence of distal male cheliceral apophyses ( Huber and Leh Moi Ung 2016: fig. 18) and by ventral apophysis on male palpal femur ( Huber and Leh Moi Ung 2016: fig. 30); also by absent or short epigynal scape. From representatives of Pribumia  by ridges ventrally on procursus ( Huber and Leh Moi Ung 2016: figs 17, 26, 34, 49; absent in A. tahai  ), by ventral apophysis on male palpal femur, and possibly by wide opening of palpal tarsal organ ( Huber 2011a: figs 481, 686). From other similar genera on Borneo ( Calapnita  , Leptopholcus  , Kelabita  ) by combination of: male colouration ( Huber and Leh Moi Ung 2016: figs 8, 61; male ocular area and palps black; similar only in Kelabita  ), by bipartite distal apophyses on male chelicerae ( Huber and Leh Moi Ung 2016: figs 35, 47; similar only in some Calapnita  ), by cylindrical rather than worm-shaped abdomen ( Huber and Leh Moi Ung 2016: figs 8-15, 61-68; in contrast to Calapnita  and Leptopholcus  ).


Borneo ( Huber and Leh Moi Ung 2016: fig. 1).


Ten species, all newly transferred from Panjange  : A. bako  (Huber, 2011); A. iban  (Huber, 2011); A. kapit  (Huber, 2016); A. kubah  (Huber, 2016); A. niah  (Huber, 2016); A. nigrifrons  (Deeleman-Reinhold & Deeleman, 1983); A. pueh  (Huber, 2016); A. sedgwicki  (Deeleman-Reinhold & Platnick, 1986); A. seowi  (Huber, 2016); A. tahai  (Huber, 2011).