Gippsicola lineata, Giroti, André Marsola & Brescovit, Antonio Domingos, 2017

Giroti, André Marsola & Brescovit, Antonio Domingos, 2017, Revision of the spider genus Gippsicola Hogg, 1900 (Araneae: Segestriidae), Zootaxa 4227 (3), pp. 390-406: 400-403

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Gippsicola lineata
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new species

Gippsicola lineata   new species

Figures 8–9 View FIGURE 8 View FIGURE 9 , 11 View FIGURE 11

Type material. Male holotype from Massey Range, 4km W of Centre Bellenden Ker (17°16'S; 145°49'E), Queensland, Australia, 9–11.X.1991, Monteith, Janetzki & Cook leg. (QM S 91041 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: ♀ from Mount Hemmant (16°07'S; 145°25'E), Queensland, Australia, 25–27.XI.1993, Monteith, Cook, Janetzki & Roberts leg. ( S 44778 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; ♂ same data of the holotype ( IBSP 168327 View Materials , ex-QM S 91041 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; ♀ from Mount Finnegan [15°49'06.4”S; 145°17'12.8”E], Queensland, Australia, 9.IX.1974, L. R., J. C., V. E. D. leg. ( IBSP 168328 View Materials , ex-QM S 91018 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

Additional material examined. AUSTRALIA: Queensland: Mount Hartley , southwest slope (15°46'S; 145°19'E), 1♂, 8.XI.1995 GoogleMaps   – 16.I.1996, Monteith, Cook & Roberts leg. (QM S 41325); Mount Sampson (15°48'S; 145°12'E), 1♀, 26–28.XII.1990, ANZSES Exp. leg. (QM S 37448 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Finnegan, Top Grid (15°49'30”S; 145°17'30”E), 1♀, 25.XII.1991, K. McDonald & ANZSES Exp. leg. (QM S 19410 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Finnegan [15°49'06.4”S; 145°17'12.8”E], 37km south of Cooktown , 1♀ 2 imm., 19–22.IV.1982, Monteith, Yeates & Cook leg. (QM S 91010 View Materials ; QM S 91011 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Finnegan [15°49'06.4”S; 145°17'12.8”E], 3♀ 1 imm., 9.IX.1974, L. R., J. C., V. E. D. leg. (QM S 91018 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Finnegan , top (15°49'30"S; 145°17'30"E), 1♀, 26.XII.1991, KRM'D/ ANZSES Exp. leg. (QM S 19415 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Boolbun South (15°57'S; 145°08'E), 1♂, 4–6.XI.1995, Monteith, Cook & Roberts leg. (QM S 41072 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Pieter Botte (16°04'S; 145°24'E), 2♂, 21.XI –8.XII.1993, Monteith, Janetzki, Cook & Roberts leg. (QM S 47076 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Thornton Peak, via Daintrec [16°09'51”S; 145°22'27”E], 1♀, 27.IX.1984, G. B. E. S. R. Monteith leg. (QM S 91027 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Windsor National Park , Windsor Tbld. (16°13'S; 144°59'E), NW open, 1♀, 23–24.XI.1997, Monteith, Cook & Burwell leg. (QM S 63016 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Windsor National Park , Windsor Tbld. [16°13'S; 144°59'E], 28km NNW Mount Carbine, 2♀, 15–18.IV.1982, Monteith, Yeates & Cook leg. (QM S 90981 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Windsor National Park, Windsor Tbld. [16°13'S; 144°59'E], Base Camp , 1♀ 1 imm., XII.1980, I. Fanning / ANZSES Exp. leg. (QM S 91020 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; 3.5km NNE Mount Spurgeon (16°24'S; 145°13'E), 1♂, 15– 20.X.1991, Monteith, Janetzki, Cook & Roberts leg. (QM S 20517 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Black Mountain , 4.5km N of Mount Spurgeon (16°24'S; 145°12'E), 1♂ 4 imm., 17–18.X.1991, Monteith, Janetzki, Cook & Roberts leg. (QM S 59059 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Spurgeon [16°25'59.2”S; 145°12'01.5”E], 3 imm., 19–23.XI.1997, Monteith, Cook & Burwell leg. (QM S 77176 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Demi, North Peak (16°30'S; 145°19'E), 1♂, 17.XII.1995 GoogleMaps   – 25.I.1996, Monteith, Thompson & Ford leg. (QM S 43951); 5.5km north of Mount Lewis [16°34'59.6”S; 145°17'00.1”E], via Julatten , 1♂, 13.XI.1981, G. Monteith & D. Cook leg. (QM S 91024 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Lewis near Mount Molloy [16°34'59.6”S; 145°17'00,1”E], 1♂ 1♀, 7.XI.1975, Q. M. & F. Little leg. (QM S 91014 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; North Bell Peak [17°05'14.3”S; 145°52'59.3”E], 20km south of Cairns , 1♀, 15–16.IX.1981, G. Monteith & D. Cook leg. (QM S 91009 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Bellender Ker Range [17°14'S; 145°52'E], Summit TV Stn, 1♀ 2 imm., 1–7.XI.1981, Earthwatch / Queensland Museum leg. (QM S 27750 View Materials ; QM S 30617 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; same locality and collector, 2♀ 10 imm., 25–31.X.1981 (QM S 27749 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 1♀, 29.IV –2.V.1983, G. B. GoogleMaps  

Monteith & D. K. Yeates leg. (QM S 27748); Bellender Ker Range [17°14'S; 145°52'E], Cable Tower 3, 1♀, 17– 24.X.1981, Earthwatch / Queensland Museum leg. (QM S 30616 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Bartle-Frere [17°23'S; 145°49'E], South Peak summit, 1♂ 6 imm, 6–8.XI.1981, Earthwatch / Queensland Museum leg. (QM S 30618 View Materials ; QM S 30620 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Bartle-Frere [17°23'S; 145°49'E], NW/ Centre Peak ridge, 1 imm., 7–8.XI.1981, Earthwatch / Queensland Museum leg. (QM S 30619 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Misery [20°21'40.9”S; 145°38'02.3”E], summit, 1 imm., 3.I.1991, ANZSES Exp. leg. (QM S 25859 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Seanys Scrub, Cooloola National Park [25°59'02”S; 153°05'17.1”E], 1♀, 6.II.1976, R. Raven & V. E. D. leg. (QM S 90991 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

Etymology. The specific name is an adjective referring to the dark transversal bands present in the dorsal region of its abdomen.

Diagnosis. Gippsicola lineata   n. sp. differ from G. raleighi   and G. minuta   n. sp. by the presence of a sperm duct with one and a half convolutions, and from G. robusta   n. sp. by having a piriform bulb, with a thinner embolus ( Figs 9 View FIGURE 9 A –B). Females present an anterior receptaculum longer than G. robusta   n. sp., with thickened and irregular ventral entapophyses ( Figs 9 View FIGURE 9 C –D). This species present a greyish abdomen, with dark dorsal transverse bands interleaved with whitish ones ( Figs 8 View FIGURE 8 A –D).

Description. Male (Holotype). Carapace and chelicerae reddish orange, with cephalic region darker ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 A). Endites orange; labium dark orange. Sternum orange with darker margins ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 B). Palps orange. Legs orange, with pairs I –II darker. Abdomen greyish and with dark spots ventrally ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 B). Total length 10.0; carapace 4.8 long, 3.52 wide. Palps: tibia with dorso-ventral diameter slightly shorter than the bulb ( Figs 9 View FIGURE 9 A –B). Legs robust and clothed with setae. Leg formula: II-I-III-IV. Leg measurements: I femur 4.92, patella 1.76, tibia 4.6, metatarsus 4.68, tarsus 1.36, total 17.32; II 4.72, 1.92, 4.6, 4.76, 1.36, 17.36; III 3.76, 1.68, 3.6, 3.84, 1.24, 14.12; IV 4.12, 1.48, 3.4, 3.4, 1.08, 13.48. Leg macrosetae: I femur d0-1-0-2-1/2-2-0-2-0, p0-0-0-0-0/1-1/0-1-1-0; patella p1-0-1, r0-1-0; tibia p0-1-0-1-0-1-0, vp0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1, v0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0, vr0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1, r0-1-0-1-0-1-0; metatarsus p0-1-0-0-0-0-0, vp0-1-0-1-0-0-0, v0-0-1-0-0-0-0, vr0-1-0-1-0-0-1, r0-1-0-0-0-0-0; II femur d0-1-1/2-2/1-1/0-2-0- 2-0, p0-0-0-0-1-0-1-1-0; patella p1-0-1, r0-1-0; tibia p0-1-0-1-0-1-0, vp0-0/1-0-1-0-1-0-1, v0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0, vr0-1- 0-1-0-1-0-1, r0-0-1-0-0-1-0; metatarsus p0-1-0-0-0-0-0, vp0-1-0-1-0-0-0, v0-0-1-0-0-0-0, vr0-1-0-1-0-0-1, r0-1-0- 0-0-0-0; IV femur d1-1/0-1-1-0-1-0-0, p0-0-0-0-1/0-1-0-0; tibia vp0-0-1-0-0-1-1, v0-1-0-1-0-0-0, vr0-0-0-0-0-0-1, r0-0-0-0-0-1-0; metatarsus p0-0-1-1-0-1-0, vp0-1-0-0-1-0-0-1, v0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0, vr metatarsal comb with 6/9 macrosetae, r0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0. Abdomen uniformly clothed with setae ( Figs 8 View FIGURE 8 A –B).

Female (Paratype —QM S 44778 View Materials ). Coloration as in male ( Figs 8 View FIGURE 8 C –D). Total length 12.32; carapace 5.52 long, 4.12 wide. Leg formula: II-I-III-IV. Leg measurements: I femur 4.48, patella 2.0, tibia 3.84, metatarsus 3.4, tarsus 1.2, total 14.92; II 4.56, 2.08, 3.84, 3.36, 1.12, 14.96; III 3.92, 2.0, 3.2, 3.04, 1.04, 13.2; IV 4.12, 1.6, 3.28, 2.96, 1.12, 13.08. Leg macrosetae: I femur d0-1-1/0-1-0-1-0-2-0, p0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-0; patella p1-0-1; tibia p1-1-1- 1-1-1-0, vp1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1, v0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0, vr1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1, r1-0/1-1-0/1-1-1-1-1-0; metatarsus p0-0/1-0- 0-1-0-0, vp1-1-0-1-0-0-0, v0, vr1-1-0-1-0-0-1, r0-1-1-0-1-0-0; II femur d0-1-1/2-1-2-2/0-0-2-0, p0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1- 0; patella p1-0-1; tibia p1-1-1-1-1-1-0, vp0-1-1-0-1-0-1-0-1, v0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0, vr1-0-0/1-0-1-0-1-0-1, r1-0-1-1/0- 1-0-1-1-0; metatarsus p0-1-0-0-1-0-0, vp1-1-0-1-0-0-0, v0-1-0-0-0-0-0, vr1-1-0-1-0-0-1, r0-1-0-0-1-0-0; IV femur d1-1-1-1-0/1-0-1-0, p0-0/1-0-0-0-0/1-0-0, r0-0-0-0-0-0-1-0; tibia vp0-0-1-0-0-0-1, v0-1-0-1-0-0-0, vr0-0-0-0-0-0- 1, r0/1-1-0-0-0-1-0; metatarsus p0-0-0-1-0-0-0, vp0-1-0-0-1-0-0-1, v0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0, vr metatarsal comb with 11/ 12 macrosetae, r0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0. Abdomen as in male ( Figs 8 View FIGURE 8 C –D).

Variation. Males (n=10): total length 6.56–11.8; carapace 3.52–5.6 long, 2.72–4.16 wide; femur I 3.76–5.12. Females (n=10): total length 10.72–16.72; carapace 4.4–7.76 long, 3.4–5.44 wide; femur I 3.44–6.16.

Natural history. Gippsicola lineata   n. sp. occur in silk tubes under rocks and in logs of mountain and sclerophyll rainforests found in the northeast of Queensland (Department of the Environment and Water Resources 2007).

Distribution. Northeast of Australia ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 ).

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo