Glebala, 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: 17-18

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Taxon classification Animalia Araneae Linyphiidae

Genus Glebala  gen. n.

Type species.

Glebala aspera  sp. n.


The generic name is an arbitrary combination of letters. Gender is feminine.


This genus is unique for its knobble paracymbium (Fig. 36B), which is not known in any other linyphiid genera. The bulb is distinguished by the ambiguous delimitation of the tegulum and subtegulum (Fig. 36A).


Median sized Erigoninae  . Male carapace slightly elevated, with a row of long hair growing along the axis. Chelicerae with 6 promarginal teeth, and 5 retromarginal teeth. Chaetotaxy: tibial spine formula: 2-2-1-1. TmI ca 0.32, TmIV ca 0.72. Abdomen with distinct pattern. Female unknown.

Male palp: tibia with two retrolateral trichobothria, with a row of setae dorsally. Cymbium hoof-like (Fig. 36 A–B). Paracymbium with rough surface, strongly reduced (Fig. 36B). The bulb simple. Distal suprategular apophysis with two branches, one broad at tip, another long and curved, with bifid tip and two small processes at the mid-part (Fig. 36 A–D). Radical apophysis spear-like (Fig. 36B). The embolus long, membraneous, stretching distally, with a slightly-bent, blunt-ended tip (Fig. 36 A–B).

Species composition.

Only the type species Glebala aspera  sp. n.