Liocranum inornatum (L. Koch, 1882)

Bosmans & Van Keer, 2012, On the spider species described by L. Koch in 1882 from the Balearic Islands (Araneae), Arachnologische Mitteilungen 43 (1), pp. 5-16 : 8

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5431/aramit4306

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6178765

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Liocranum inornatum (L. Koch, 1882)
status

 

Liocranum inornatum (L. Koch, 1882) new combination ( Figs 6-7 View Figs. 1 - 10 )

Zora inornata L. Koch, 1882 : 639, pl. 20, fig. 19 (descr. female).

Liocranum variabilis Wunderlich, 2008 : 506, figs 42-46 (descr. male, female); new synonymy.

Type material

Holotype female of Zora inornata from Spain, Baleares, Mallorca, Miramare , IV.1866, Schaufuss leg. ( ZMB 7920 ); examined .

Comparative material examined

SPAIN. Caceres: Plasencia, 1 female of Liocranum majus Simon, 1878 , IV.1990, P. Poot leg. ( CRB) .

Comments

From Koch’s drawing of the epigyne ( 1882, fig. 19) it is evident that this species does not belong in the genus Zora . The figure shows a large, anterior pocket and two smaller lateral pockets ( Fig. 6 View Figs. 1 - 10 ). Examination of the specimen shows it to belong in the Liocranidae

and that it is identical to Liocranum variabilis , only recently described from Mallorca by WUNDERLICH (2008), see Fig. 7 View Figs. 1 - 10 . This latter species thus becomes a junior synonym. Liocranum inornatum is closely related to L. majus Simon, 1878 , recently redescribed by LEDOUX (2008). This author confirmed the synonymy of L. majus with Liocranum apertum Denis, 1954 , L. pallidulum Simon, 1878 and L. segmentatum Simon, 1878 . According to WUNDERLICH (2008), the helmet-like structure is larger in L. major .

Distribution

So far, the species is an endemic to Mallorca.

ZMB

Germany, Berlin, Museum fuer Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitaet

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Liocranidae

Genus

Liocranum