Malagiella nikina, Ubick & Griswold, 2011

Ubick, Darrell & Griswold, Charles E., 2011, The Malagasy Goblin Spiders Of The New Genus Malagiella (Araneae, Oonopidae), Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2011 (356), pp. 1-86: 82-83

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1206/356.1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C2C67F-FFBD-FF99-F0FF-FE74FE9BFDF7

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Tatiana

scientific name

Malagiella nikina
status

new species

Malagiella nikina   , new species Figures 393–410 View Figs View Figs , 487 View Fig ; maps 1, 2, 4; table 1

TYPE: Female holotype from sifted litter in rainforest, 43 km S Ambalavo, 22 ° 149S, 47 ° 009E, 825 m, Massif Andringitra, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar (4 Oct 1993, B. Fisher), deposited in CAS (CASENT 9029662, PBI _ OON 03384 View Materials ).

ETYMOLOGY: This species is named for Darrell Ubick’s mother, Nikie Ubick, for maintaining cultural ties, and is given in Croatian genitive.

DIAGNOSIS: This species resembles M. vohiparara   , from which it differs in being slightly larger, and having a longer dorsal scute (fig. 401), larger eyes (fig. 394), and a less sinuous receptaculum, W/L 5 0.2–0.4 (figs. 403–410, map 4).

MALE. Unknown.

FEMALE (PBI_OON 3386): Total length 1.48 (1.48–1.64), carapace length 0.74 (0.64– 0.74), width 0.60 (0.56–0.62), N 5 4. CEPH- ALOTHORAX (figs. 393–395, 398, 399): Carapace anteriorly narrowed to about 0.49 times its maximum width, surface and sides of elevated portion of pars cephalica finely reticulate (figs. 394, 395, 398, 399). Clypeus subequal to eye area length (fig. 395). Eyes well developed, medium large; eye area width 0.43 carapace width, length 1.5 clypeus length (figs. 394, 398). ABDOMEN (figs. 396, 400– 402): Pedicel tube short (fig. 401), scutum dorsal extension about 0.45 pedicel diameter (fig. 400). Dorsal scutum strongly sclerotized; covering 0.6–0.8 abdomen length (figs. 394, 401), 0.5–0.7 abdomen width (figs. 394, 400). Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets present, but weak (fig. 396). LEGS: Spines (in addition to typical pattern) tibia IV v0-0-2, spines weak, shorter than segment length. GENITALIA: Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, receptaculum slightly sinuous, W/ L 5 0.2–0.4 (figs. 403–410, map 4).

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: MADA- GASCAR: Fianarantsoa Province: Massif Andringitra , 43 km S Ambalavo, 22 ° 149S, 47 ° 009E, 825 m, rainforest, sifted litter, 4 Oct 1993 (B. Fisher, CASENT 9029660, PBI _ OON 03386 View Materials ), 1♀; ( PBI _ OON 03385 View Materials , CASENT 9029661)   , 1♀; 8.0 km NE Ivohibe, 22 ° 25.39S, 46 ° 53.99E, 1200 m, forest, pitfall trap, 3–9 Nov 1997 (B. Fisher, CASENT 9029663, PBI _ OON 03383 View Materials ), 1♀ GoogleMaps   .

DISTRIBUTION: Known only from the two localities in the vicinity of Andringitra, Madagascar.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Oonopidae

Genus

Malagiella