Gongylidioides pectinatus, V. & Tanasevitch, 2011

Tanasevitch, Andrei V., 2011, Linyphiid spiders (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from Pakistan and India, Revue suisse de Zoologie 118 (3), pp. 561-598 : 573

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https://doi.org/ 10.5962/bhl.part.117817

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Gongylidioides pectinatus

sp. nov.

Gongylidioides pectinatus View in CoL sp. n. Figs 39-46

HOLOTYPE: Ƌ, INDIA, Himachal Pradesh, 12 km E of Mandi , 750 m a.s.l., leaf litter; 25.X.1988; leg. S. Vit [35].

PARATYPE: 1 Ƌ, INDIA, Uttar Pradesh, Kumaon, environs of Bhim Tal , eastern slope ,

1500 m a.s.l., edge of dry secondary forest; 4.X.1979; leg. I. Löbl [1].

ETYMOLOGY: The specific name is a Latin adjective meaning “with a comb”, referring to the peculiar shape of the convector.

DIAGNOSIS: The new species is characterized by the peculiar shape of the palpal tibia, as well as by the presence of a fringed lobe in the embolic division.

DESCRIPTION: Male (holotype). Total length 1.50 (1.68 in paratype). Carapace 0.68 long, 0.53 wide, modified as shown in Figs 39-41, brown with blackish margin. Eyes relatively large. Chelicerae 0.23 long, unmodified. Legs pale brown. Leg I 2.25 long (0.60+0.18+0.60+0.50+0.37), IV 2.15 long (0.60+0.18+0.55+0.52+0.30). Chaetotaxy, length of spines about 1.5 diameter of segment. TmI 0.56 (0.38 in paratype). All metatarsi with a trichobothrium. Palp (Figs 42-46): Tibia conical, elongated, with two small denticles terminally. Paracymbium long and narrow, with several short spines proximally, and a few long spines distally. Distal suprategular apophysis very large, flat, distally pointed, well-protruded forward. Radical part of embolic division very small and membranous, embolus thin, long and curved. Convector relatively large and complicated in shape, with several lobes, one with a comb-like fringe. Abdomen 0.83 long, 0.55 wide, dark grey, with a pale median stripe.

Female unknown.

TAXONOMIC REMARKS: The new species is well distinguished from other congeners by the small body size, by the peculiar shape of the palpal tibia, as well as by the presence a lobe with a comb-like fringe on the convector.

DISTRIBUTION: Known from two localities in northern India.













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