Anemesia koponeni Marusik, Zamani & Mirshamsi, 2014

Zonstein, Sergei, 2018, A revision of the spider genus Anemesia (Araneae, Cyrtaucheniidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 485, pp. 1-100 : 13-15

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Anemesia koponeni Marusik, Zamani & Mirshamsi, 2014


Anemesia koponeni Marusik, Zamani & Mirshamsi, 2014 View in CoL

Figs 2 View Figs 1–9 , 49 View Figs 48–62 , 91 View Figs 90–98 , 118 View Figs 117–124 , 174 View Figs 173–187 , 191–192 View Figs 188–196 , 268 View Figs 266–277 , 369

Anemesia koponeni Marusik et al. 2014: 2 View in CoL View Cited Treatment , figs 1–8 (Ƌ).

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IRAN: Ƌ, Khorāsān-e Jonoubi Province , Qāen County, Kārizan (33°53′ N, 59°49′ E), 1 May 2012, O. Mirshamsi leg. ( SMF).



By structure of the palp with a moderately swollen tibia and a widely tapering embolus, the relatively large male holotype of Anemesia koponeni resembles the large males of A. tubifex . However, it differs from them by the almost uniformly dark brown coloured body and legs (vs the lighter and more contrastingly coloured body and legs in A. tubifex ; Fig. 2 View Figs 1–9 , cf. Fig. 4 View Figs 1–9 ), as well as by a narrower eye group and by the closer spaced AMEs ( Fig. 49 View Figs 48–62 , cf. Fig. 51 View Figs 48–62 ).


Male (holotype)

HABITUS. See Fig. 2. View Figs 1–9

MEASUREMENTS. TBL 15.20, CL 6.01, CW 5.20, LL 0.56, LW 0.97, SL 3.16, CW 2.52.

COLOUR. Carapace, palps and most part of legs reddish brown; eye tubercle brownish black; clypeus, chelicerae, femora I–II dorsally dark reddish brown; sternum, labium, maxillae, palps and legs ventrally yellowish brown; abdomen dorsally with almost indistinct pattern consisting of short median stripe and few pairs of interrupted transverse fasciae, metatarsi III–IV, tarsi I–IV, ventral abdominal surface and spinnerets light yellowish brown.

PROSOMA. Clypeus and eye tubercle as shown in Fig. 49 View Figs 48–62 . Eye diameters and interdistances: AME 0.17 (0.24), ALE 0.25, PLE 0.20, PME: 0.12, AME–AME 0.19(0.12), ALE–AME 0.15(0.12), ALE–PLE 0.10, PLE–PME 0.03, PME–PME 0.52. Cheliceral rastellum with 20–25 spikes in front of fang base. Each cheliceral furrow with 7 promarginal teeth and 6–7 smaller retrolateral teeth. Sternum, labium and maxillae as shown in Fig. 91 View Figs 90–98 . Maxillae with ca 15 cuspules each.

LEGS. Tibia and metatarsus I as shown in Fig. 118 View Figs 117–124 . Scopula distal and entire on metatarsi I–II, entire on tarsi I–II, divided on tarsus III, absent on tarsus IV. PTC I–IV with 6–7 teeth on each margin. Trichobothria: 2 rows of 7–9 each on tibiae, 14–17 on metatarsi, 17–21 on tarsus I, 12–17 on tarsi II–IV, 8 on cymbium.

SPINATION. Palp: femur d3, pd2; patella 1, tibia v1–2; tarsus d ca 10 small. Leg I: femur d4, pd3, rd3; patella p1–2; tibia p3, r2–3, v6–8; metatarsus d1, p1, r1, v3–4+m. Leg II: femur d4, pd3, rd3; patella p2; tibia p3, r1–2, v9; metatarsus d2, p3, r1, v5–7. Leg III: femur d3–4, pd3, rd3; patella p2, r1; tibia d1, p3, r3, v6; metatarsus p3, r4, v7; tarsus pv2, rv2. Leg IV: femur d3, pd3, rd3; tibia d1, p1, r3, v6; metatarsus d1, p2, r5, v7–8; tarsus pv1–4, rv1–2. Patella IV, and tarsi I and II aspinose.

PALP. Tibia, cymbium and palpal organ as shown in Figs 174 View Figs 173–187 , 191–192 View Figs 188–196 . Palpal tibia swollen ( Fig. 174 View Figs 173–187 ). Palpal organ with embolus tapering and noticeably curved ( Figs 191–192 View Figs 188–196 ).

SPINNERETS. See Fig. 268 View Figs 266–277 . PMS: length 0.53; diameter 0.27. PLS: maximal diameter 0.51; length of basal, medial and apical segments 0.98, 0.75, 0.52; total length 2.25; apical segment triangular.




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The species is known from the type locality only (see Fig. 369).


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