Coryssocnemis tarsocurvipes ( González-Sponga, 2003 ),

Huber, Bernhard A. & Villarreal, Osvaldo, 2020, On Venezuelan pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 718, pp. 1-317: 49-50

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.718.1101

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F9E9A91E-488C-4DB1-9361-E788E9AC5BC1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4343789

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E887AD-FFE0-7A30-FE5A-FCD5FE4AFD2A

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Valdenar

scientific name

Coryssocnemis tarsocurvipes ( González-Sponga, 2003 )
status

 

Coryssocnemis tarsocurvipes ( González-Sponga, 2003) 

Figs 141–148View Figs 141–142View Figs 143–145View Figs 146–154, 1037

Carupania tarsocurvipes González-Sponga, 2003: 92  , figs 1a–j.

Coryssocnemis tarsocurvipes  – Huber 2009: 68.

Coryssocnemis simla  (misidentification) – Astrin et al. 2006: 444 (see Notes below).

Notes

This species is morphologically almost indistinguishable from C. simla Huber, 2000  from Trinidad. In a previous molecular study ( Astrin et al. 2006) the Venezuelan specimens from Cascada del Chorro listed below were tentatively considered conspecific with C. simla  even though P-distances were unusually high for within species comparisons. Morphological reanalysis confirms the high similarity but here we follow the conservative approach in Huber (2009) in maintaining C. tarsocurvipes  as a valid species until a more detailed species limit analysis is available.

The specimens in the paratype vials below include C. tarsocurvipes  and C. monagas Huber, 2000  and originate from two neighboring localities: Playa Pui Pui and Playa Medina. It is unclear if both species were found at both localities, or if each species was found at only one of the two places. The juvenile paratypes were separated from the adult specimens because they might belong to any of the two species.

Diagnosis

Almost identical to C. simla  (see Diagnosis in Huber 2000: 248); distinguished from C. simla  by apparently consistently narrower ventral process on tip of procursus (arrow in Fig. 142View Figs 141–142; compare with Huber 2000: figs 984, 988); male chelicerae ( Fig. 143View Figs 143–145) and genital bulb ( Fig. 141View Figs 141–142) appear identical. Ventral tube-like pockets of uterus externus (arrows in Fig. 147View Figs 146–154) possibly closer together than in C. simla  , but this character is variable within C. simla  (just as other characters of the female genitalia in both ‘species’, Figs 145–154View Figs 143–145View Figs 146–154), requiring study of larger samples.

Type material

VENEZUELA  – Sucre • ♂ holotype, MIZA 105634View Materials ( MAGS 1009), near Carupano (“alrededores de Carúpano, rio Chaure, Macarapana”) [10.658° N, 63.246° W], Dec. 1986 (X.E. Moya); examinedGoogleMaps  8 ♂♂, 15 ♀♀ paratypes, MIZA 105677View Materials ( MAGS 1436), and 19 juv. paratypes, MIZA 105818View Materials (separated from MAGS 1436), Playa Pui Pui [10.698° N, 62.968° W] and Playa Medina [10.715° N, 63.010° W] (“ Playa Puipui y Playa Medina ”), at sea level, 7 Jan. 1999 (A.R. Delgado, M. García, M.A. González S., M.A. González D.); examinedGoogleMaps  .

Other material examined

VENEZUELA  – Sucre • 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, ZFMK (Ar 21851), and 2 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀, 1 juv. in pure ethanol, ZFMK (Ven02/100-50], Cascada el Chorro (10.392° N, 63.633° W), ~ 160 m a.s.l., near ground at river, 30 Nov. 2002 (B.A. Huber).GoogleMaps 

Distribution

Known from several localities in the Venezuelan state Sucre (Fig. 1037).

ZFMK

Germany, Bonn, Zoologische Forschungsinstitut und Museum "Alexander Koenig"

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Coryssocnemis

Loc

Coryssocnemis tarsocurvipes ( González-Sponga, 2003 )

Huber, Bernhard A. & Villarreal, Osvaldo 2020
2020
Loc

Coryssocnemis simla

Astrin J. J. & Huber B. A. & Misof B. 2006: 444
2006
Loc

Carupania tarsocurvipes González-Sponga, 2003: 92

Gonzalez-Sponga M. A. 2003: 92
2003
Loc

Coryssocnemis tarsocurvipes

Huber 2009: 68