Artema Walckenaer, 1837

Huber, Bernhard A. & Carvalho, Leonardo S., 2019, Filling the gaps: descriptions of unnamed species included in the latest molecular phylogeny of Pholcidae (Araneae), Zootaxa 4546 (1), pp. 1-96: 6

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4546.1.1

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scientific name

Artema Walckenaer, 1837
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Artema Walckenaer, 1837 

Artema Walckenaer, 1837: 656  ; type species: A. atlanta Walckenaer, 1837  (by subsequent monotypy).

Artema  — Simon 1893: 463. Chrysanthus 1967: 92. Brignoli 1981: 91. Aharon et al. 2017: 3 View Cited Treatment .

Pholciella Roewer, 1960: 42  ; type species: P. ziaretana Roewer, 1960  ; synonymized in Huber 2009.

Coroia González-Sponga, 2005: 102; type species: C. magna González-Sponga, 2005  ; synonymized in Huber et al. 2014.

Notes. This genus has been revised recently ( Aharon et al. 2017), and the general diagnosis and description of the genus are still largely valid with the new species described below. Two of the new species have slightly more slender legs than previously described species, so male tibia 1 L/d ranges from 34–57; some specimens of A. bahla  are relatively small, so carapace width ranges from 2.4–4.3; the position of the retrolateral trichobothrium on the male leg tibia 1 ranges from 6–10%; the pair of usually distinct light brown projections in front of the anterior epigynal plate is barely visible in the new species A. ghubrat  .

The new species A. ghubrat  seems to be the only (slightly) troglomorphic representative of Arteminae ( Huber 2018b)  . It is paler than known congeners, never with dark marks on the abdomen, and has the most slender legs (tibia 1 L/d: 57; versus 34–42 in most other species; 51 in A. dhofar  which is also largely restricted to caves).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Loc

Artema Walckenaer, 1837

Huber, Bernhard A. & Carvalho, Leonardo S. 2019
2019
Loc

Artema

Aharon, S. & Huber, B. A. & Gavish-Regev, E. 2017: 3
Brignoli, P. M. 1981: 91
Chrysanthus, O. F. M. 1967: 92
Simon, E. 1893: 463
1893
Loc

Artema

Walckenaer, C. A. 1837: 656
Loc

Pholciella

Roewer, C. F. 1960: 42