Oztira kroombit, Milledge, 2011

Milledge, G. A., 2011, A Revision of Storenosoma Hogg and Description of a New Genus, Oztira (Araneae: Amaurobiidae), Records of the Australian Museum 63 (1), pp. 1-32: 11

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.63.2011.1579

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BA8794-FFEA-FA27-9554-FAE9D2D93782

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Oztira kroombit
status

n.sp.

Oztira kroombit   n.sp.

Figs 1b View Fig , 6c,g–h View Fig , 11a–e View Fig , 26 View Fig

Type material. HOLOTYPE ♂, Kroombit Tops (Beauty Spot 98), 45 km SSW of Calliope, [24°22'S 150°59'E], Queensland, 9–19 Dec 1983, V.E. Davies & J. Gallon, pitfall, rainforest ( S 30777 View Materials ) ( QM) GoogleMaps   . PARATYPES: 2♀, same data as holotype except (Three Moon Ck) ( S 30775 View Materials ). ( QM) GoogleMaps   .

Other material examined. QUEENSLAND: 1♂, Kroombit Tops , SSW of Calliope, Beauty Spot 98, 24°22'S 150°59'E, 29 Sep 1985, GBM, 860 m, litter, rainforest ( S 46475 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . 1♀, Kroombit Tops , 45 km SSW of Calliope, 24°24'S 151°01'E, 10 Sep 1983, GBM et al., 890 m, litter, rainforest ( S 30778 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . 2♀, Kroombit Tops , SSW of Calliope, Three Moon Scrub, 24°25'S 151°03'E, 30 Sep 1985, GBM, 940 m, litter, rainforest ( S 30752 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   (all QM).

Diagnosis. Can be separated from Oz. affinis   by the tarsal rod being elongate with keyhole shaped opening ( Fig. 6c,g–h View Fig ), by the male palpal trochanter having a single stridulatory spine and by the female epigynum having lateral teeth ( Fig. 11d View Fig ); from Oz. kroombit   and Oz. summa   by the form of the male MA and RTA ( Fig. 11a–b View Fig ), by the cymbium having basal apophyses ( Fig. 11c View Fig ) and by the gonopore openings on the female epigynum being well separated ( Fig. 11d–e View Fig ).

Description. Male. Measurements: BL 3.40, CL 1.80, CW 1.28, PLE 0.25, PME 0.15, (QM, S 30777 View Materials ). Female. Measurements: BL 3.84, CL 1.86, CW 1.30, PLE 0.26, PME 0.18, (QM S 30775 View Materials ). For morphological description see species diagnosis and generic description.

Etymology. The specific name is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality.

Distribution. Kroombit Tops area, south east Queensland ( Fig. 26 View Fig ).

QM

Queensland Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Amaurobiidae

Genus

Oztira