Forsteropsalis wattsi ( Hogg 1920 ) Taylor, 2011

Taylor, Christopher K., 2011, Revision of the genus Megalopsalis (Arachnida: Opiliones: Phalangioidea) in Australia and New Zealand and implications for phalangioid classification 2773, Zootaxa 2773 (1), pp. 1-65 : 62

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2773.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5971A49B-D463-472F-B68F-2BDE485A3EAE

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5294820

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/516EE51C-215D-DC1D-E095-FF27FC82FC9E

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scientific name

Forsteropsalis wattsi ( Hogg 1920 )
status

new combination

Forsteropsalis wattsi ( Hogg 1920) new combination

( Figs 128–130 View FIGURES 128–130 )

Pantopsalis wattsi Hogg 1920: 33–34 , pl. 1, fig. 3c.

Megalopsalis wattsi (Hogg) — Taylor 2004: 61.

Material examined. Male holotype. TK. Hawera, New Zealand, 14 October ‘K6’, G.S. Watts ( BMNH 1924.111.1.1242) .

Description. MALE (N = 1). Prosoma length 2.4, width 3.2. Colour of holotype prosoma (fig. 128) mostly faded, but with lighter U-shaped patch from ocularium to anterior margin. Scattered denticles on anterior propeltidial area, otherwise unarmed. Ocularium unarmed. Opisthosoma collapsed, preventing recognition of characters.

Chelicerae (fig. 129). Segment I 8.5, segment II 11.0. Reddish-brown, slender.

Pedipalps (fig. 130). Femur 2.4, patella 1.2, tibia 1.4, tarsus 3.2. Striped tan and yellow-brown; dorsal row of denticles on femur; black setae; very small pointed apophysis on patella; no teeth on claw.

Legs. Leg I femur 7.5; leg II femur 11.0; leg III femur 7.0; leg IV femur 8.5. Striped tan and yellow-brown; no denticles on femur; black setae; femur and patella dorsodistally with distad-projecting spines.

Comments. This is the smallest known species of Forsteropsalis . Unfortunately, the holotype is poorly preserved, and provides little information on diagnostic characters.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Opiliones

Family

Neopilionidae

Genus

Forsteropsalis

Loc

Forsteropsalis wattsi ( Hogg 1920 )

Taylor, Christopher K. 2011
2011
Loc

Megalopsalis wattsi (Hogg)

Taylor, C. K. 2004: 61
2004
Loc

Pantopsalis wattsi

Hogg, H. R. 1920: 34
1920