Pungalina semiferruginea,

Richardson, Barry J., 2016, New genera, new species and redescriptions of Australian jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae), Zootaxa 4114 (5), pp. 501-560: 531

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4114.5.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E487E9-FFED-E636-FF59-8990E489F88C

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scientific name

Pungalina semiferruginea
status

 

The semiferruginea  group

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Species Included:

Pungalina semiferruginea ( L. Koch, 1879)  comb. nov.

Pungalina waldockae  sp. nov.

Remarks: The general morphology of the males and females of these medium-sized species differ. The males have a slenderer build and much longer, more gracile, limbs. Unlike the females, and the males and females of other groups in the genus, males of this group can be collected from foliage as well as from the, more usual, litter habitat. Well marked white striae are found on specimens of both sexes. In the females there are two large atria with well sclerotised margins. The insemination ducts rise from the posterior margin through spout-like entrances and pass laterally to the spermathecae, which are placed laterally and very close to the epigastic fold. Each fertilization duct arises from a diverticulum placed on the median edge of the spermatheca. The epigastric fold is well sclerotised and includes a distinct median pouch.

The tegulum has a large ventral bulge. The endites in males are laterally extended. The origin of the embolus is on the proximal anterior edge of the tegulum. It is strongly built, but varies greatly in form from species to species. Several more species that can be placed in this group have been discovered very recently in Australia (author unpubl., R.J. Whyte, pers. com.). Included amongst these are males of species showing embolus morphology of several stages in the evolution from a more typical form to the extreme seen in P. waldockae  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Pungalina