Myrmekiaphila comstocki Bishop and Crosby

BOND, JASON E. & PLATNICK, NORMAN I., 2007, A Taxonomic Review of the Trapdoor Spider Genus Myrmekiaphila (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Cyrtaucheniidae), American Museum Novitates 3596 (1), pp. 1-32: 11-13

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http://doi.org/ 10.1206/0003-0082(2007)3596[1:ATROTT]2.0.CO;2

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5062593

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scientific name

Myrmekiaphila comstocki Bishop and Crosby
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Myrmekiaphila comstocki Bishop and Crosby  

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Myrmekiaphila comstocki Bishop and Crosby, 1926   : 168,169 (male holotype from Austin , Travis Co., Texas, in AMNH, examined).

Myrmekiophila fluviatilis   (misidentification): Petrunkevitch, 1929: 516.

DIAGNOSIS: Males can be distinguished by the unbranched palpal bulb with the embolus lacking a prominent distal tooth (fig. 25), the robust palpal tibia (figs. 5, 44–46, not as slender as that of M. foliata   ), and by having metatarsal dilation of leg I less prominent than in other species (figs. 15, 41–43). Female M. comstocki   and M. foliata   specimens are difficult to distinguish on the basis of subtle spermathecal differences (fig. 47); however, the distributions of these two species do not overlap (fig. 1).

DESCRIPTIONS: Male described by Bishop and Crosby (1926); female described by Gertsch (1935).

MATERIAL EXAMINED: UNITED STATES: ARKANSAS: Bradley Co.: no specific locality [33.47 –92.16, MYR076], Nov. 9, 1963 ( AMNH), 13. Dallas Co.: 4 mi S Dalark [34.0680 –93.06417, MYR077, 078], June 10, 1973 (J. Rowland, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 2♀. Montgomery Co.: 1 mi S State Road 8 on FS road [34.4502 –93.8887, MYR289], June 28, 1972 (F. Coyle, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 1♀. Pike Co.: Glenwood [34.3268 –93.5507, MYR018], Jan. 8, 1954 (N. Causey, MCZ) GoogleMaps   , 13. Polk Co.: Sugar Creek , FS Road 38, ca 2.5 mi S intersection with FS Road 25 [34.4322 –94.107, MYR041–46], June 18, 1972 (F. Coyle, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 4♀, 1 eggsac; Ouachita National Forest, Caney Creek WMA on CR 81 near Sugar Creek , 34.42985 –94.13922, elev. 313 m [MY3387–3389], July 9, 2005 (B. Hendrixson, ECU-AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 3♀. Washington Co.: Fayetteville [36.0626 –94.1574, MYR016], Nov. 1, 1962 (W. Whitcomb, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 13; Cove Creek [35.7655 –94.3829, MYR037], Apr. 27, 1962 (M. Hite, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 1♀, [MYR023], Oct. 20, 1962 (O., M. Hite, AMNH)   , 23; Cove Creek Valley, 15 mi S Prairie Grove, Boston Mountains [MYR039], Sept.–Oct. 1955 (M. Hite, AMNH)   , 13, 1 juv., [MYR027], Mar. 1, 1957 (M Hite, MCZ)   , 13. LOUISIANA: Caddo Par. : no specific locality [32.6335 –93.9002, MYR057], Nov. 21, 1936 ( R. Bellamy, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 1♀; Shreveport [32.55813 –93.7756, MYR056], Oct. 13, 1936 ( R. Bellamy. AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 1♀. Grant Par.: Kisatchie National Forest [31.7668 –92.5668, MYR012], June 1941 (Jones, A. Archer, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 13. Rapides Par.: Pineville [31.3224 –92.4343, MYR055], Dec. 31, 1976 (J. Weaver, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 1♀. OKLAHOMA: Comanche Co.: Wichita Mountains [34.6829 –98.6331, MYR292], Mar. 25, 1978 (F. Bryce, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 103. La Flore Co.: on Route 270 5.5 mi E intersection with Route 259 [34.7048 –94.5143, MYR048], June 27, 1972 (F. Coyle, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 1♀; Pipe Spring on Route 259, 1.5 mi S intersection with Route 1 [34.691 –94.6453, MYR047], June 27, 1972 (F. Coyle, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 1♀. Latimer Co.: Red Oak [34.9509 –95.0802, MYR031], Oct. 1, 1975 (K. Stephan, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 63; Red Oak [34.7048 –94.5143, MYR049], Oct. 8, 1976 ( V. Roth, AMNH), GoogleMaps   13. McCurtain Co.: 5 mi SW Eagletown [33.9771 –94.639, MYR050], Aug. 7, 1946 (B. Branson, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 1♀. TEXAS: Cherokee Co.: Alto [31.5782 –95.16583, MYR005], May 15, 1979, (F. Moody, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 1♀. Kimble Co.: (mislabeled as Gillespie Co.) Junction [30.4886 –98.9503, MYR035], Apr. 14, 1979.( T. Hall, AMNH), GoogleMaps   13. Nacogdoches Co. : Nacogdoches [31.6035 –94.6555, MYR010], Oct. 14, 1968 (H. McDonald, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 13. Travis Co.: Austin [30.2669 –97.7429, MYR009], May 21, 1913 (C. Hartman, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 1♀, 1 juv.; Brackenridge Field Laboratory [30.2833 –97.7787, MYR011, 014, 020, 025, 032–034, 290, 291], Jan.–Apr 1979 (B. Vogel, AMNH) GoogleMaps   , 883, 2♀, 1 juv. Wichita Co.: no specific locality [34.0 –98.7, MYR006], Mar. 1, 1973 (Hicks, AMNH)   , 13, [34.0 –98.7, MYR017], Mar. 1, 1973 ( T. Salmon, AMNH), 13   .

DISTRIBUTION: Widely distributed throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Okalahoma, and eastern/central Texas (fig. 48).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Cyrtaucheniidae

Genus

Myrmekiaphila

Loc

Myrmekiaphila comstocki Bishop and Crosby

BOND, JASON E. & PLATNICK, NORMAN I. 2007
2007
Loc

Myrmekiophila fluviatilis

Petrunkevitch, A. 1929: 516
1929