Zaitunia brignoliana , Sergei Zonstein & Yuri M. Marusik, 2016

Sergei Zonstein & Yuri M. Marusik, 2016, A revision of the spider genus Zaitunia (Araneae, Filistatidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 214, pp. 1-97: 36-37

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2016.214

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3E52AB5D-C6E9-44C0-AF4C-CE5975C739A4

taxon LSID

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Plazi

scientific name

Zaitunia brignoliana
status

sp. nov.

Zaitunia brignoliana  sp. nov.

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Fig. 16 View Figure C–F

Diagnosis

Zaitunia brignoliana  sp. nov. is easily distinguished from other species of the group, except Z. afghana  , by having boomerang-shaped receptacles subdivided into two lobes and lacking a stem (undivided in most other members; whereas Z. afghana  have a distinct stem and the receptacles are dumbbell-shaped – cf. Figs 16 View Figure D–F and 14G–K, respectively).

Etymology

The specific epithet is given after the prominent Italian arachnologist Paolo Marcello Brignoli (1942– 1986) who described three species of Zaitunia  from Iran. 

Material examined

Holotype

IRAN: ♀, Yazd Province, 10 km E of Ardakan , 32º19.9' N, 54º12.3' E, 1235 m, 11 Apr. 2004, V. Vignoli & P. Crucitti ( SMFAbout SMF).GoogleMaps 

Description

Female

HABITUS. See Fig. 16 View Figure C.

BODY LENGTH. 2.54.

COLOUR. Carapace, chelicerae and legs mostly medium brownish-yellow; abdomen dorsally, diffuse leg fasciae, cephalic area and reticulate clypeal pattern medium violet-brown; eye tubercle and carapace margins dark violet-brown; sternum light yellow with brownish margins; abdomen ventrally and spinnerets light violet-brown.

CARAPACE. 1.13 long, 0.94 wide.

EYES. AME 0.06, ALE 0.11, PLE 0.09, PME 0.07, AME–AME 0.03.

ENDOGYNE ( Fig. 16 View Figure D–F). Receptacles without stems, boomerang-shaped, wider than high; whole receptacle densely covered by glandular pores; inner margins of receptacle bases separated by 4 diameters.

LEG MEASUREMENTS.

Male

Unknown.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality ( Fig. 47 View Figure ).

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg