Zelotes exiguoides Platnick & Shadab 1983, Platnick & Shadab, 1983

Paquin, Pierre & Dupérré, Nadine, 2006, The spiders of Québec: update, additions and corrections, Zootaxa 1133, pp. 1-37: 11

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273386

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scientific name

Zelotes exiguoides Platnick & Shadab 1983
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Zelotes exiguoides Platnick & Shadab 1983  

( Figs 14–16 View FIGURES 14 – 24. 14 – 16 )

Material examined.— Canada: Québec: Pontiac, Parc de la Gatineau, Petite colline d’Eardley [45 ° 33 ’N, 76 °01’W] 17.v. 2000, rock outcrop, 1 ɗ, P. Paquin ( CPAD).

Diagnosis.— Zelotes exiguoides   is distinguished from other species by the combination of the following characters: tip of the embolus projecting basally (E) ( Figs 14–15 View FIGURES 14 – 24. 14 – 16 ) and a slightly bent retrolateral apophysis (RTA) ( Fig. 15 View FIGURES 14 – 24. 14 – 16 ). Females have an epigynum with well­separated lateral epigynal margins (LEM) ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 14 – 24. 14 – 16 ), anterior epigynal margin connected (AEM) ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 14 – 24. 14 – 16 ), and long and arched copulatory ducts (CD) ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 14 – 24. 14 – 16 ).

Distribution.— Transcontinental, south of the boreal region. Southern Canada and northern USA.

Remark.— This record is the northernmost for the species in the eastern portion of North America (see Platnick & Dondale 1992), but its presence is not surprising as Hutchinson & Bélanger (1994) provided a record of the species from northern Ontario, about 60 km south of the present locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Gnaphosidae

Genus

Zelotes