Cryptodrassus platnicki ( Gajbe, 1987 ) Sankaran & Caleb & Sebastian, 2020

Sankaran, Pradeep M., Caleb, John T. D. & Sebastian, Pothalil A., 2020, On the taxonomic validity of Indian ground spiders: II. Genera Drassyllus Chamberlin, 1922 and Nodocion Chamberlin, 1922 (Araneae: Gnaphosidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 673, pp. 1-14 : 7-8

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.673

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3A281D69-7AB3-47DB-8A38-923A9B54760B

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5919331

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B5D875-805A-FFEC-95CB-FA63FC96FE51

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Cryptodrassus platnicki ( Gajbe, 1987 )
status

comb. nov.

Cryptodrassus platnicki ( Gajbe, 1987) comb. nov.

Drassyllus platnicki Gajbe, 1987: 289 , figs 1–5.

Type material

Holotype (not examined)

INDIA • ♀; Maharashtra, Nagpur, Kachari Sawanga village / Kachari (sa) village; 21°11′41.53″ N, 78°39′12.05″ E; 448 m a.s.l.; 5 Mar. 1984; U.A. Gajbe leg.; NZC-ZSI, Kolkata 5144/18 . GoogleMaps

Justification of the transfer

Even though we did not examine the type of D. platnicki , which may either be lost or misplaced somewhere in the collection, this species agrees with Cryptodrassus spp. in generic features such as obliquely placed, large, contiguous PMEs, cheliceral promargin with three and retromargin with single tooth and epigyne with anteriorly placed atrium. All these indicate that this species in fact belongs to Cryptodrassus . The structure of vulvae of this species looks closely similar to the vulvae of C. khajuriai comb. nov., suggesting a possible synonymy of the former species with the latter one (compare Figs 1 View Fig C–D, 2C–D with Gajbe 1987: figs 3–4); however, confirmation requires the examination of the type or topotype materials of C. platnicki comb. nov.

Remarks

We were unable to find the type of D. platnicki in the arachnid collection of ZSI, even though the author claimed that the type was deposited here ( Gajbe 1987).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Gnaphosidae

Genus

Cryptodrassus

Loc

Cryptodrassus platnicki ( Gajbe, 1987 )

Sankaran, Pradeep M., Caleb, John T. D. & Sebastian, Pothalil A. 2020
2020
Loc

Drassyllus platnicki

Gajbe U. A. 1987: 289
1987