Pemona Huber

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: 34

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D2C9F49A-9B76-40AE-9A60-CAE9B99BA547

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E21587DB-FFB9-FFF5-FF11-FED14FCBFCA2

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Plazi

scientific name

Pemona Huber
status

gen. n.

Pemona Huber  gen. n.

Type species. Pemona sapo  sp. n.

Etymology. The genus is named for the Pemón, an indigenous people in parts of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana; gender feminine.

Diagnosis/Description. See diagnosis and description of single known species below.

Notes. The recent molecular phylogeny of Pholcidae ( Eberle et al. 2018)  placed this species as sister to the genus Kambiwa Huber, 2000  which was represented by the type species K. neotropica (Kraus, 1957)  from NE Brazil and an undescribed species from Bolivia (“ Kambiwa  MACN273”). This sister group relationship received maximum support. Thus, the new species could in theory be assigned to Kambiwa  . However, the two sequenced species of Kambiwa  and several additional undescribed congeners available in collections (L.S. Carvalho, B.A. Huber, unpublished data) have a very consistent male palp morphology that differs strongly from the species described below (see diagnosis below). This is here taken to justify the creation of a new genus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae