Misgolas maculosus (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918)

Wishart, Graham, 2006, Trapdoor Spiders of the Genus Misgolas (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae) in the Sydney Region, Australia, With Notes on Synonymies Attributed to M. rapax, Records of the Australian Museum 58 (1), pp. 1-18: 12-14

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.58.2006.1446

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scientific name

Misgolas maculosus (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918)
status

 

Misgolas maculosus (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918)  

Figs. 7A–C, 12C

Dyarcyops maculosus Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918:108   , fig. 2–3. Misgolas maculosus   .– Main, 1985a: 53, 56; 1985b, 24.

Material examined. SYNTYPES ♀, AM KS15532 and AM KS15533 (♀♀♀). The syntypes evidently have deteriorated, venters of all but one spider are devoid of dark brown spots. The syntype AM KS15532 does however conform to the original description  

Females: AM KS10981, Diamond Bay nr Vaucluse (33°51'S 151°17'E), 27 Apr. 1983, D. Markus GoogleMaps   ; AM KS12495, Long Bay (33°57'S 151°15'E), 19 Jun. 1983, R. Mascord GoogleMaps   ; AM KS69957, Malabar (33°57'S 151°14'E), 1 Aug. 1965, R. Mascord GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. In female: Small brown spiders, carapace length c. 4.2–7.6; rd surface of metatarsi IV usually without spines or with one weak spinule ( Fig. 11A). Dorsum ( Fig. 11B) with dark brown median band, lateral surfaces maculated; venter ( Fig. 11C) with dark brown spots more or less arranged in 2–4 transverse rows. Male unknown.

Remarks. Similar to M. trangae   for which only the male is known. The type specimens AM K41614 View Materials (1♀) and AM K41615 View Materials (3♀) were considered lost ( Main, 1985b) but have been recovered in the AM collections. The additional material examined here has been determined as conspecific on the basis of proximity of localities from which collected, small size, consistency of venter markings and maculated appearance of dorsum.

dorsal; (C), prolateral. (D), venter.

Distribution and natural history ( Fig. 12C). This spider was first collected in 1918 and is only known from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs East of the Princes Highway between Port Jackson and Botany Bay. Evidently it is confined to sandy soils, a region which excludes M. villosus   . The burrow is unknown.

AM

Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Idiopidae

Genus

Misgolas

Loc

Misgolas maculosus (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918)

Wishart, Graham 2006
2006
Loc

Dyarcyops maculosus

Main, B 1985: 53
1985