Mallinella kritscheri, Dankittipakul & Jocqué & Singtripop, 2012

Dankittipakul, Pakawin, Jocqué, Rudy & Singtripop, Tippawan, 2012, Systematics and biogeography of the spider genus Mallinella Strand, 1906, with descriptions of new species and new genera from Southeast Asia (Araneae, Zodariidae) 3369, Zootaxa 3369 (1), pp. 1-327: 129-130

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.3369.1.1

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scientific name

Mallinella kritscheri
status

sp. nov.

Mallinella kritscheri   sp. nov.

( Figs 537 View FIGURES 535–538. 535 , 553–554 View FIGURES 545–556. 545–548 , 567, 569 View FIGURES 565–569. 565 , 576–577 View FIGURES 570–577. 570–572 , 584–586 View FIGURES 584–586. 584–586 )

Storena sobria, Kritscher, 1957: 269   , fig. 28, description of ♀ (misidentification)

Material examined. Holotype: ♀, INDONESIA, Sumatra, West Sumatra Province: (at the foot of the Mt. Sigalang) Anai Valley (= Lambah Anai ), 6 km south of Padang Panjang (00º 28'38"S, 100º 21'14"E), 500 m, primary forest, 1 June 2006, leg. P.J. Schwendinger ( MHNG, Sum –06/03) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: INDONESIA, Sumatra, North  

Sumatra Province: 1♀, Gunung Leuser NP, north part around Bohorok rehabilitation center, sink C, primary rainforest on hills, 200 m, 28 1983, leaf litter, leg. Suh. Djojosudharmo ( RMHN); 1♀, 7 March 1983, leaf litter, leg. Suh. Djojosudharmo ( RMHN). Sumatra, Si Rambe: 1♀, female lacking genital + 1 slide preparation with text ‘ Internal genitaliaa & epigyne – Allotype!’ prep. Kritscher ; 1♀, 1 immature specimen ( NHMV, examined). Original label: / Sumatra, Si Rambe , leg. Modigliani. - Sammlung Reimoser ; Reimoser don. (A.-D. 15.X.1938), det. Inv. Nr. 433/. One male located in the same vial with these paratypes was correctly considered a male of M. sobria   comb. nov. by Kritscher and that is confirmed by us.  

Remarks. Note on the status of the allotype designated by Kritscher. Muttkowski (1910: 10) first introduced the term allotype in his ‘Catalog of the Odonata of Northern America’. According to Muttkowski (1910), allotype ‘need not be described by the proctologist; it can be contained in the original as well as in any subsequent description by other authors’. Unfortunately, most scientists were misled as to its original definition and purpose. According to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (2000), types are only those specimens which were designated as types in the original description (in this case, those studied and mentioned by Thorell). Therefore, the female indicated by Kritscher as ‘allotype’ of S. sobria   is not a type but non-type material or additional material. It is here designated as a paratype of M. kritscheri   sp. nov.

Diagnosis. This new species can be easily recognized by the epigynal plate provided with a longitudinal median septum ( Fig. 553 View FIGURES 545–556. 545–548 ), and by the elongated, ovoid spermathecae ( Fig. 554 View FIGURES 545–556. 545–548 ).

Etymology. This new species is named in honor of Professor E. Kritscher who first described the female (in S. sobria   ).

Description. Female (holotype). Total length 7.62; prosoma 4.02 long, 3.10 wide. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.18, ALE 0.12, PME 0.12, PLE 0.12, AME–AME 0.06, AME–ALE 0.18, PME–PME 0.12, PME–PLE 0.28; MOQ: 0.50 long, 0.42 anterior width, 0.38 posterior width. Leg measurements: I 17.80 (4.56, 4.70, 5.36, 3.27), II 15.24 (3.90, 3.90, 4.14, 3.21), III 13.72 (3.46, 4.30, 3.42, 2.52), IV 17.94 (4.60, 4.14, 5.90, 2.38).

Coloration ( Fig. 537 View FIGURES 535–538. 535 ). Carapace orange-brown. Sternum reddish brown. Chelicerae brown. Legs yellowish, except femora distally darker than other segments. Opisthosoma sepia, with three chevrons and two triangular bands longitudinally arranged.

Genitalia ( Figs 553–554, 556–557 View FIGURES 545–556. 545–548 View FIGURES 557–560. 557–560 , 584–586 View FIGURES 584–586. 584–586 ). Epigynal plate anchor-liked, provided with anterior median septum. Proximal part of spermathecae cylindrical, moderately long, with spherical posterior lateral swelling; distal part of spermathecae conical, divergent, elongated and ovoid in anterior view, internally with 5–6 coils.

Male. Unknown.

Natural history. This new species occurs syntopically with M. sobria   comb. nov. on the floor of primary rainforests.

Distribution. Northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zodariidae

Genus

Mallinella

Loc

Mallinella kritscheri

Dankittipakul, Pakawin, Jocqué, Rudy & Singtripop, Tippawan 2012
2012
Loc

Storena sobria

Kritscher, E. 1957: 269
1957