Mollemeta edwardsi, (SIMON, 1904), Álvarez-Padilla, 2007

Álvarez-Padilla, Fernando, 2007, Systematics of the spider genus Metabus O. P. - Cambridge, 1899 (Araneoidea: Tetragnathidae) with additions to the tetragnathid fauna of Chile and comments on the phylogeny of Tetragnathidae, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151 (2), pp. 285-335: 322

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http://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2007.00304.x

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scientific name

Mollemeta edwardsi
status

COMB. NOV.

MOLLEMETA EDWARDSI ( SIMON, 1904)   COMB. NOV.

Landana edwardsi Simon, 1904: 94   (female holotype in MNHN, examined).

Dolichognatha edwardsi ( Simon, 1904)   : Levi, 1981: 277.

Diagnosis: See above under genus description.

Material examined (N = 75): CHILE: Chili ( MNHN) FAP0311. Región IX de la Araucania, Cautín, P.N. Nietol nr. Temuco , site 652, pyrethrin fogging tree bark, 250 m, 14–30.xii.1982   , A. Newton & M. Thayer leg. 1 male ( AMNH) FAP0351; Malleco, Puren Contulmo Natur. Mon , 350 m, 11.xii.1984 − 13.ii.1985   , S. & J. Peck leg. 1 male ( AMNH) FAP0350. Región X de los Lagos, Llanquihue, P. N. Alerce Andino, Sector Sargazo , 41°30′30″S, 72°37′0″W, 350 m, 20–27.xii.2000 GoogleMaps   , J. Miller, I. Agnarsson, F. Álvarez, J. A. Coddington & G. Hormiga leg. 2 females ( USNM) FAP0330   one female specimen used for SEM; 2 females ( USNM) FAP0331   ; 3 females ( USNM) FAP0332 female illustrated   ; 2 females ( USNM) FAP0333; Petrohue , 23.i.1951   , Ross & Michelbacher leg. 1 female ( CAS) FAP0340; Osorno, Aguas Calientes, P. N. Puyehue , 480 m, 17–18.ii.1992   , N. I. Platnick, P. A. Goloboff, & M. I. Ramírez leg. 2 males, 1 female and 5 immatures ( AMNH) FAP0342; 600–700 m, 28.i.1986, N. I. Platnick , & R. T   . Schuh leg. 1 female ( AMNH) FAP0344; 450 m, 27.i.1986, N. I. Platnick, P. A. Goloboff & R. T   . Schuh leg. 9 females and 4 immatures ( AMNH) FAP0345   ; 5 females and 4 immatures ( AMNH) FAP0346 largest female measured; 40°44′0′S, 72°18′0′W, 480 m, 21.xi.1993, N. I. Platnick, K. Catley , M. I. Ramírez & T   . Allen leg. 3 males and 3 females ( AMNH) FAP0347 largest male measured; 40°44′0″S, 72°18′45″W, 450 m, 12.xii.2000 − 2.i.2001 GoogleMaps   , J. Miller, F. Álvarez, J. A. Coddington & G. Hormiga leg. 2 females ( USNM) FAP0325   ; 1 female ( USNM) FAP0326; 40°44′0″S, 72°18′45″W, 450 m, 12.xii.2000 − 2.i.2001 GoogleMaps   , G. Hormiga leg. 1 male and 1 female ( USNM) FAP0327   one male specimen used for SEM; 1 male and 1 female ( USNM) FAP0328 male illustrated   ; 1 male and 1 female ( USNM) FAP0329   ; 1 female ( USNM) FAP0379; 13-17.xii.1998   , M. J. Ramírez, M. Compagnucci, C. Grismado & L. Lopardo leg. 1 male (MACN- Ar) FAP0338; P. N. Puyehue, Anticura , 40°40′0″S, 72°10′30″W, 350 m, 13.xii.2000 − 2.i.2001, J. Miller, F. Álvarez, J. A. Coddington & G. Hormiga GoogleMaps   , 1 female ( USNM) FAP0334   ; 1 female ( USNM) FAP0337; 40°40′0″S, 72°10′30″W, 350 m, 13.xii.2000 − 2.i.2001 GoogleMaps   , G. Hormiga leg. 1 male ( USNM) FAP0335   ; 1 female ( USNM) FAP0336   ; 1 female ( USNM) FAP0380; Puyehue , 10 km E of, 24.i.1951   , Ross & Michelbacher leg. 1 male ( CAS) FAP0339; Osorno , xii.1978   , A. Tobar leg. 1 female ( AMNH) FAP0349; Palena, Chaiten , 10 m, 16.i.1986, N. I. Platnick, P. A. Goloboff, & R. T   . Schuh leg. 1 female ( AMNH) FAP0343   ; 2 males and 4 females ( AMNH) FAP0348 smallest female and largest male measured; Valdivia , La Herradura, 6 km E Niebla   , 20 m, 16.ii.1992   , N. I. Platnick, P. A. Goloboff, & M. I. Ramírez leg. 1 female ( AMNH) FAP0341   .

CHRYSOMETA SIMON, 1895   CHRYSOMETA ACINOSA   SP. NOV.

( FIGS 10B View Figure 10 , 11C View Figure 11 , 21 View Figure 21 )

Types: Female holotype from Osorno, Puyehue National Park, Chile ( FAP0373), two male and three female   paratypes, all deposited at the USNM ( FAP0374)   .

Etymology: Acinosus means like grapes and refers to the spermathecae shape of this species.

Diagnosis: Females of C. acinosa   can be distinguished from other Chrysometa species   by the grape-clustershaped spermathecae ( Fig. 21D View Figure 21 ), and from C. butamal Levi, 1986   by the constricted median plate ( Fig. 21C View Figure 21 ). Males are distinguished by a massive process on the tibial dorsal margin ( Fig. 21G, H View Figure 21 ).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Tetragnathidae

Genus

Mollemeta

Loc

Mollemeta edwardsi

Álvarez-Padilla, Fernando 2007
2007
Loc

Dolichognatha edwardsi ( Simon, 1904 )

Levi HW 1981: 277
1981
Loc

Landana edwardsi

Simon E 1904: 94
1904