Glomerosus, 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: 19

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Taxon classification Animalia Araneae Linyphiidae

Genus Glomerosus  gen. n.

Type species.

Glomerosus lateralis  sp. n.


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


The genus is diagnosed by the unique palp: tibia without any apophysis (Figs 39 A–B, 40 A–B); bulb is globe-like (Fig. 39B); paracymbium slender, ‘J’ -shaped, the base of which is closely attached to cymbium (Fig. 39B); the embolus is similar to that in genus Plectembolus  Millidge & Russell-Smith, 1992 and Plicatiductus  Millidge & Russell-Smith 1992 known from Southeast Asia, but Glomerosus  gen. n. has fewer coils and a whip-like, loose tip (Fig. 39D). The embolic division has a less sclerotised terminal apophysis, which is small with an attenuated tip (Fig. 39A).


Body elongate. Male carapace long and narrow (Fig. 40 C–E), unmodified. Chelicerae with 2 promarginal teeth, and 1 retromarginal teeth. Legs long and slender. Chaetotaxy: tibial spine formula: 2-2-2-2. TmI ca 0.17, TmIV absent. Female unknown. Abdomen with dark green markings against yellow background on dorsum, venter grayish green.

Male palp: tibia unmodified, with one retrolateral trichobothrium and one dorsal trichobothrium; paracymbium ‘J’ -shaped, with a curved apex (Fig. 39B); median membrane small piece, with fringed rim (Figs 39D, 40B); radical apophysis short, erect (Fig. 40B); radix slender and curved (Fig. 41C); embolus long, whip-like, coiled at the prolateral side of bulb (Fig. 39A, C).

Species composition.

Only the type species Glomerosus lateralis  sp. n.