Gaoligonga Miller, Griswold & Yin, 2009

Miller, Jeremy, Griswold, Charles & Yin, Chang, 2009, The symphytognathoid spiders of the Gaoligongshan, Yunnan, China (Araneae: Araneoidea): Systematics and diversity of micro-orbweavers, ZooKeys 11 (11), pp. 9-195 : 47-48

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.11.160

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3792258

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/846BBC83-23A3-4807-8C81-693FC2C3D278

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Gaoligonga Miller, Griswold & Yin
status

gen. n.

Genus Gaoligonga Miller, Griswold & Yin , gen. n.

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Type species. Gaoligonga changya Miller, Griswold & Yin , sp. n.

Etymology. Named for the Gaoligong mountain range. The gender is feminine.

Diagnosis. Male distinguished by characteristics of the palp: cymbium almost completely envelopes the palpal bulp, cymbial base in prolateral view nearly touches opposite cymbial margin ( Figs 40A View Figure 40 , 46A View Figure 46 ); retrolateral face of cymbium with a basal keel, a median keel, and a distal lobe separated from the median keel by an invagination ( Figs 40B View Figure 40 , 46B View Figure 46 ); embolus spiral, tip variable. Male further distinguished from most other mysmenids by the presence of two strong setae near the base of each chelicera, but this is much more conspicuous in G. changya ( Fig. 38A View Figure 38 ) than G. zhusun ( Fig. 46D View Figure 46 ) and some other mysmenids described from the region also have strong cheliceral setae (e.g., Mysmena rostella Lin & Li, 2008 , M. arcilongus Lin & Li, 2008 , M. taiwanica Ono, 2006 ).

Female distinguished by the absence of femoral spots or a posterior abdominal tubercle in combination with a raised, ridged, central knob of the epigynum (Figs 41A, 43E, 47D).

Description. Femoral spots absent. Abdomen without posterior tubercle. Male with head moderately to strongly raised ( Figs 40E View Figure 40 , 46E View Figure 46 ), sulci absent, tibia I without prolateral macrosetae.

Male palp with a cymbium that almost completely envelopes the palpal bulp, cymbial base in prolateral view nearly touches opposite cymbial margin ( Figs 40A View Figure 40 , 46A View Figure 46 ); retrolateral cymbial face with a basal keel, a median keel, and a distal lobe separated from the median keel by an invagination ( Figs 40B View Figure 40 , 46B View Figure 46 ). Embolus spiral, tip variable.

Vulva: Epigynum a weakly ( Fig. 43D View Figure 43 ) or strongly ( Fig. 43A View Figure 43 ) sclerotized plate, without scape, with a raised, ridged, central knob (Figs 41A, 43E, 47D).

Species. Gaoligonga changya , sp. n., G. zhusun , sp. n.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Mysmenidae

Loc

Gaoligonga Miller, Griswold & Yin

Miller, Jeremy, Griswold, Charles & Yin, Chang 2009
2009
Loc

Gaoligonga changya

Miller & Griswold & Yin 2009
2009
Loc

G. zhusun

Miller & Griswold & Yin 2009
2009