Coenoptychus tropicalis ( Haddad, 2004 ), Paul & Sankaran & Sebastian & Joseph, 2018

Paul, Jimmy, Sankaran, Pradeep M., Sebastian, Pothalil A. & Joseph, Mathew M., 2018, A review of the wasp mimicking spider genus Coenoptychus Simon, 1885 (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae), Zootaxa 4413 (1), pp. 163-172: 170-171

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4413.1.6

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B087C4-FF8D-551C-96A4-4535FE15FDB3

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scientific name

Coenoptychus tropicalis ( Haddad, 2004 )
status

comb. nov.

Coenoptychus tropicalis ( Haddad, 2004)   comb. nov.

Graptartia tropicalis Haddad, 2004: 78   , figs 3, 6, 9, 12, 14‒16, 29‒33 (Holotype ♀: TANZANIA: Kyela (garden), leg. R. Jocqué, 9.XI.1991, MRAC 173236 View Materials —not examined).  

Justification for transfer. The original description and illustrations of G. tropicalis ( Haddad, 2004)   indicate that the diagnostic features of the species match the somatic and genitalic features of Coenoptychus   : male smaller and less robust than female, recurved PER, abdomen and legs with feathery setae, promargin of chelicerae with three teeth, subtriangular spermathecae I and reniform spermathecae I, lack of RTA in the male palp, and spiralled embolus with two turns ( Haddad 2004: figs 3, 9, 12, 14, 29‒33). Based on these characters, we propose the transfer of this species to Coenoptychus   .

Distribution. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Tanzania ( Fig. 5 View FIGURE 5 ).

Note. The transfer of both G. mutillica   and G. tropicalis   to Coenoptychus   is supported by the cladistic analysis of Afrotropical Castianeirinae   by Haddad (2013), wherein these two species were in a clade paraphyletic to Graptartia granulosa Simon, 1896   . He suggested that these two species may belong to Coenoptychus   , but did not formally transfer them.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Corinnidae

Genus

Coenoptychus

Loc

Coenoptychus tropicalis ( Haddad, 2004 )

Paul, Jimmy, Sankaran, Pradeep M., Sebastian, Pothalil A. & Joseph, Mathew M. 2018
2018
Loc

Graptartia tropicalis

Haddad, 2004 : 78