Mesabolivar aurantiacus

Huber, Bernhard A. & Villarreal, Osvaldo, 2020, On Venezuelan pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 718, pp. 1-317: 164

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.718.1101

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F9E9A91E-488C-4DB1-9361-E788E9AC5BC1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4343931

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E887AD-FF73-7AA2-FD88-FD58FB69F9E6

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Mesabolivar aurantiacus
status

 

Mesabolivar aurantiacus   (Mello-Leitṳo, 1930)

Figs 594–596 View Figs 594–598 , 1047

Synonymy, see Huber 2018: 29.

Notes

In a recent revision of the genus Mesabolivar   , the female paratypes of Mesabolivar pseudoblechroscelis González-Sponga, 1998   were said to be misidentified M. aurantiacus (Huber 2018: 29)   . This was an error. In fact the females are M. eberhardi Huber, 2000   (as already noted by Machado 2011; see below).

The male holotype of Autana autanensis González-Sponga, 2011   (synonymized with M. aurantiacus in Huber et al. 2014a   ) was reexamined, MIZA 105667 (MAGS 1162). The coordinates in the original publication specify a locality at approximately 800 m a.s.l., while the publication gives an altitude of 250 m. The Rio Autana   joins the Rio Sipapo at 4.745° N, 67.698° W, at approximately 100 m a.s.l. The collecting site was thus probably further upstream, maybe at approximately 4.75° N, 67.65° W.

New records

VENEZUELA   – Bolívar • 4 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀, ZFMK (Ar 21965), and 1 ♂, 1 ♀ in pure ethanol, ZFMK (Ven18- 170), La Neverita (8.0970° N, 62.6727° W), 225 m a.s.l., 13 Nov. 2018 (B.A. Huber, O. Villarreal M.) GoogleMaps   6 ♂♂, 6 ♀♀, CAS (9027301, 311, 320), Río Caura , Campamento Cecilia Magdalena [approximately 6.3° N, 64.5° W, 250 m a.s.l.], 12 Apr. 1957 (collector not  given), 30 Apr. 1957 (C. Sincole, D. Robayna) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution

This species is widespread in northern South America (cf. fig. 724 in Huber 2018); in Venezuela   only in the states Amazonas and Bolívar. The map in Fig. 1047 suggests that the species is also present in Delta Amacuro.

ZFMK

Germany, Bonn, Zoologische Forschungsinstitut und Museum "Alexander Koenig"

CAS

USA, California, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae

Genus

Mesabolivar