Magana 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: 39

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-FFBE-FFF2-FF11-FA6A4A92F82E

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Plazi

scientific name

Magana Huber
status

gen. n.

Magana Huber  gen. n.

Type species. Magana velox  sp. n.

Etymology. The genus name is derived from Magan, an ancient region which was referred to in Sumerian cuneiform texts and may be part of what is now Oman; 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 Ninetis  . Even though the data were fragmentary (only two genes successfully sequenced for Ninetis  ) and the support value rather low, this sister group relationship makes sense geographically: Ninetis  and Magana  are the only known Old World genera in Ninetinae  . Nevertheless, the species newly described below is not assigned to Ninetis  because all previously described representatives of Ninetis  are very uniform morphologically despite their wide geographic range (from Namibia to the Arabian Peninsula), while Magana velox  differs in several aspects (see diagnosis below).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae