Misgolas montanus (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918)

Wishart, Graham, 2011, Trapdoor Spiders of the Genus Misgolas (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae) in the Illawarra and South Coast Regions of New South Wales, Australia, Records of the Australian Museum 63 (1), pp. 33-51: 49

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.63.2011.1553

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/823987EB-1644-0C1D-622C-FABF9D53FDF9

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Misgolas montanus (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918)
status

 

Misgolas montanus (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918)  

Arbanitis montanus Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918   , pp. 12, 81–169, figs 12–24; Main, 1977, placed in synonymy with Dyarcyops fuscipes (Rainbow, 1914)   ; Main, 1985 a, Dyarcyops fuscipes   placed in synonymy with Misgolas rapax   .

The species status of Arbanitis montanus Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918   was revised and removed from synonymy with M. rapax   by Wishart & Rowell (2008) on expressed grounds of differences in male palpal morphology. Wishart & Rowell, 2008 explicitly removed M. montanus   from the synonymy of M. rapax   but this was not accepted by Platnick (2010). To satisfy the minimal requirement the species is figured and diagnosed. Figures of the palp and bulb of A. montanus   male syntype are provided here ( Fig. 13A–C View Fig ) to enable comparison with M. rapax   ( Fig. 4A–C View Fig ). Differences in the number and size of folds along edge of retrolateral embolic flange and positions of apophysis on embolus is evidence of considerable weight demonstrating different species are being dealt with.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Idiopidae

Genus

Misgolas