Tapinopa undata, Zhao, Qingyuan & Li, Shuqiang, 2014

Zhao, Qingyuan & Li, Shuqiang, 2014, A survey of linyphiid spiders from Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China (Araneae, Linyphiidae), ZooKeys 460, pp. 1-181: 40

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.460.7799

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scientific name

Tapinopa undata
status

sp. n.

Taxon classification Animalia Araneae Linyphiidae

Tapinopa undata  sp. n. Figs 93, 94, 95

Types.

Holotype ♂: CHINA, Yunnan: Menglun Town: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, 21°54.200'N, 101°16.923'E, elevation ca 608 m, 5.-12.11.2006, Paramichelia baillonii  plantation, hand-collecting. Paratypes 1♂, 21°54.200'N, 101°16.923'E, elevation ca 608 m, 1.-15.07.2006, Parameioneta baillonii  plantation, hand-collecting; 1♂, 21°54.772'N, 101°16.043'E, elevation ca 556 m, 19.-25.11.2006, Parameioneta baillonii  plantation, hand-collecting; 1♂, 21°54.772'N, 101°16.043'E, elevation ca 556 m, 19.-25.12.2006, Parameioneta baillonii  plantation, hand-collecting.

Etymology.

This name is derived from the Latin word ‘undatus’, which means ‘wavy’, referring to the shape of the proximal edge of the paracymbium; adjective.

Diagnosis.

This species is related to Tapinopa vara  Locket, 1982 (from Malaysia), but differs in the shape and size of terminal apophysis ( Locket 1982: figs 100-102); the pit hook in Tapinopa undata  sp. n. is longer and has a more pointed tip compared to the related species (Fig. 93C).

Description.

Male (holotype). Total length: 1.16, carapace 0.75 long, 0.63 wide, orange-yellow, with dark lateral bands. Sternum 0.38 long, 0.38 wide. Clypeus 0.09 high. Chelicerae promargin with 2 teeth, retromargin with 3 teeth. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.06, ALE 0.06, PME 0.06, PLE 0.06, AME-AME/AME 0.33, PME-PME/PME 1.00, AME-ALE/ALE 0.50, PME-PLE/PLE 0.67, Coxae IV separated by their width. Length of legs: I 3.00 (0.78, 0.21, 0.79, 0.73, 0.49), II 2.73 (0.70, 0.19, 0.70, 0.67, 0.47), III 1.92 (0.53, 0.17, 0.40, 0.47, 0.35), IV 2.46 (0.66, 0.16, 0.56, 0.65, 0.43). Leg formula: I-II-IV-III. TmI 0.20. Patellar spination formula: 2-1-1-1. Abdomen pale, with ill-defined dark spots around its circumference, and a large spot at the posterior end. Palp: tibia short, with one retrolateral trichobothrium; paracymbium complex, ‘J’ -shaped, with wavelike posterior margin, apex trifurcate (Figs 93B, 95B); proximal cymbial extension turning basally, with a truncated tip (Fig. 93 A–B); terminal apophysis of radix with three branches, all with curved silhouette; pit hook long, with an acute apex (Fig. 93C); radix with three projections, the posterior one stretching along paracymbium (Figs 93A, 95A); embolus short and pointed, with opening at tip (Fig. 93D).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution.

Known only from type localities.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Linyphiidae

Genus

Tapinopa