Evippa banarensis Tikader & Malhotra, 1980

Sankaran, Pradeep M., Caleb, John T. D. & Sebastian, Pothalil A., 2021, Notes on Indian wolf spiders: I. Genus Evippa Simon, 1882 (Araneae: Lycosidae Evippinae), Zootaxa 4975 (1), pp. 159-175: 172

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4975.1.6

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4805797

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scientific name

Evippa banarensis Tikader & Malhotra, 1980
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Evippa banarensis Tikader & Malhotra, 1980  

Fig. 11B, E–F View FIGURE 11

Evippa banarensis Tikader & Malhotra, 1980: 305   , figs 121–125.

Type material. Female holotype from INDIA: Rajasthan: Jodhpur: Banar village (26°20’35.04’’N, 73°09’09.58’’E), 214 m alt.; V. C. Agarwal (Agrawal?) leg.; 7 July 1967; repository NZC-ZSI, Kolkata (4643/18), not examined. Male allotype with same data as the holotype, examined GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. The holotype tube (4643/18) for this species in the NZC-ZSI collection contains, instead of an Evippa species   as illustrated in Tikader & Malhotra (1980: figs 121–124), a female specimen that has all the diagnostic features of Geolycosa Montgomery, 1904   : anteriorly elevated prosoma, shape of epigynal median septum and shape and orientation of spermathecae ( Fig. 11A, C–D View FIGURE 11 ). This indicates that the holotype female of E. banarensis   may either be lost or misplaced elsewhere in the collection. The tube with the register number ‘4644/18’ contains one bad specimen and since this tube is labeled as allotype, we presumed that it is the male of E. banarensis   ( Fig. 11B View FIGURE 11 ), but with lost pedipalps.

The genitalia originally illustrated for E. banarensis   seem extremely similar to the genitalia of E. rajasthanea   by having a retrolaterally oriented long median apophysis of pedipalp and a long median epigynal septum, with short disto-lateral extensions and W-shaped posterior border (compare Fig. 3B–D View FIGURE 3 with Tikader & Malhotra 1980: figs 123, 125). It can be separated from the latter species only by slight differences such as apically pointed median apophysis without any retrolateral process (median apophysis of E. rajasthanea   with smoothly rounded apex and with a retrolateral process) and diverging spermathecae ( E. rajasthanea   with parallel spermathecae, compare Fig. 3B, F View FIGURE 3 with Tikader & Malhotra 1980: figs 123, 125). These differences, however, may be attributed to intraspecific variations or due to poor illustrations lacking details and the species E. banarensis   may be a junior synonym of E. rajasthanea   ; however, confirmation requires the examination of type or topotype material of E. banarensis   .

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Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Lycosidae

Genus

Evippa

Loc

Evippa banarensis Tikader & Malhotra, 1980

Sankaran, Pradeep M., Caleb, John T. D. & Sebastian, Pothalil A. 2021
2021
Loc

Evippa banarensis

Tikader, B. K. & Malhotra, M. S. 1980: 305
1980