Zodarion maculatum ( Simon, 1870 )

Benhalima, Souâd & Bosmans, Robert, 2020, Revision of the genus Zodarion Walckenaer, 1833 (part IV). The species of Morocco (Araneae: Zodariidae), Zootaxa 4899 (1), pp. 93-114: 99-102

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4899.1.5

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4449832

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Zodarion maculatum ( Simon, 1870 )
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Zodarion maculatum ( Simon, 1870)  

Figures 25–26 View FIGURES 23–28 , 34–38 View FIGURES 29–43 , 49–53 View FIGURES 44–58

Enyo maculata Simon, 1870: 146   (Lectotype ♀ and paralectotype ♀, designated by Bosmans 1994, deposited in MNHN:

ITALY: Sicily—examined).

Zodarium maculatum: Denis 1935: 67   , fig. 7; Denis 1937: 14.

Zodarion variegatum Denis, 1956: 201   , figs 12–14 (Holotype ♀, deposited in MNHN: MOROCCO: Casablanca, Aïn Sbaâ, leg. Gattefossé, 2.VIII.1951 —examined). syn. nov.

Zodarion maculatum: Bosmans 1994: 127   , figs 39–41, 103–104.

Remarks. The tube with the type of Zodarion variegatum   includes a label Zodarion fusciventris   , with Denis’ handwriting, but a species with this name has never been described. Moreover, the specimen fits completely Denis’ (1956) description and the locality is the same as the type locality of Z. variegatum   , so it is obviously the holotype of Z. variegatum   .

Examination of the holotype female of Z. variegatum   and comparison with our material of Z. maculatum   shows they are the same species. Denis’ excellent fig. 13 of the epigyne of Z. variegatum   shows clearly the postero-median process in the epigynal pit, as mentioned in the diagnosis below.

Diagnosis. The species cannot be mistaken for any other species of the elegans group by the long, curved and terminally pointed tibial apophysis in the male ( Fig. 34 View FIGURES 29–43 ), and by the shape of the rounded epigynal pit with a posteromedian triangular process in the female ( Fig. 50 View FIGURES 44–58 ).

Description. See Bosmans (1994), and Figs 25–26 View FIGURES 23–28 , 34–38 View FIGURES 29–43 , 49– 53 View FIGURES 44–58 in the present paper.

Previous records. MOROCCO: Casablanca-Settat, Casablanca, Ain-Sbaâ, 33°37’45’’N, 07°29’56’’W, leg. Gattefossé, 2.VIII.1951, 6Ƌ, 1♀ ( Denis 1956; MNHN, holotype of Z. variegatum   ); Marrakech-Safi, Marrakech, Oued Tensift, 31°41’33’’N, 07°59’17’’W, IV.1930, 1♀ (Caporiaco 1932); Tanger-Tétouan-Al Houceima, Tanger, 35°37’00’’N, 05°47’00’’W, E. leg. Simon, 1868, 2♀♀ ( Simon 1870; MNHN).

Other material examined. None.

Distribution. NW Morocco, Algeria, S Spain, S Italy and Sicily (Map 2).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zodariidae

Genus

Zodarion

Loc

Zodarion maculatum ( Simon, 1870 )

Benhalima, Souâd & Bosmans, Robert 2020
2020
Loc

Enyo maculata

Simon, E. 1870: 146
1870