Neonella heliophanina ( Taczanowski, 1871 ), Bayer & Höfer & Metzner, 2020

Bayer, Steffen, Höfer, Hubert & Metzner, Heiko, 2020, Revision of the genus Corythalia C. L. Koch, 1850, part 1: Diagnosis and new species from South America (Araneae: Salticidae: Salticinae: Euophryini), Zootaxa 4806 (1), pp. 1-144: 129-130

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4806.1.1

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scientific name

Neonella heliophanina ( Taczanowski, 1871 )
status

comb. nov.

Neonella heliophanina ( Taczanowski, 1871)   comb. nov.

Attus heliophaninus Taczanowski 1871: 109   (description of ♂). Holotype ♂ from French Guiana: Cayenne   GoogleMaps : Iles du Salut, ca. 5°17’N, 52°35’W, about 5–50 m, C. Jelski leg. 1866–1870, MIZ; holotype requested, however, considered lost by D. Mierzwa-Szymkowiak (pers. comm.), thus not examined.

Corythalia   heliophanoides— Simon 1901: 655 (transfer from Attus   ; specific epithet ‘ heliophanoides ’ was a lapsus).

Corythalia heliophanina   ― Platnick (2001)

Remarks. According to the description in Taczanowski (1871) this species almost certainly does not belong to Corythalia   . The arguments are the following: first, it is a very small species with a body length of only 3.5 mm, which is unusual in Corythalia   ; second, the following somatic characters clearly differ from all currently known Corythalia   species: a) anterior row of eyes in frontal view equal in line—in Corythalia   the lateral eyes reach further dorsally than the median eyes ( Fig. 3B View FIGURE 3 ); b) carapace dark with one transverse light band; c) opisthosoma dorsally dark green, with metallic shine and with three crescent moon-like patches ( Taczanowski 1871). As the holotype of C. heliophanina   is lost, we did not have the chance of re-examination. Hence, at the moment a sufficient characterisation and definition (diagnosis) of this species is not possible. As it is not to exclude that the type will be found someday, we do not consider C. heliophanina   a nomen dubium, but a species inquirenda. Accordingly, the provisional placement in Neonella   has to be regarded under incertae sedis. Just in case the holotype would be found in the future and made available for examination, a re-description, a revised diagnosis and a comprehensive genus affiliation could be provided.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality in Cayenne, French Guiana.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Neonella

Loc

Neonella heliophanina ( Taczanowski, 1871 )

Bayer, Steffen, Höfer, Hubert & Metzner, Heiko 2020
2020
Loc

Corythalia

Simon, E. 1901: 655
1901
Loc

Attus heliophaninus

Taczanowski, L. 1871: 109
1871