Artema, Walckenaer, 1837

Aharon, Shlomi, Huber, Bernhard A. & Gavish-Regev, Efrat, 2017, Daddy-long-leg giants: revision of the spider genus Artema Walckenaer, 1837 (Araneae, Pholcidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 376 (376), pp. 1-57 : 44-46

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.376

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852332

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/516F87BB-1327-BC5A-FDAD-BAF4FC1AE8BB

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Artema
status

 

Artema sp. b from Algeria

Figs 171–179 View Figs 170–179. 170

Material examined

ALGERIA: 1 ♂, El Goléa [~ 30.6° N, 2.9° E], date and collector not given ( NHMW) GoogleMaps .

Notes

This male specimen resembles A. kochi for its lack of bulbal processes c, d, and e but, unlike A. kochi , bulbal process b is pointed as in all other congeners and not flattened ( Fig. 175 View Figs 170–179. 170 ). Cheliceral processes

with frontal row of about 12 modified hairs on each side, situated distally on chelicerae in “hook-like” arrangement ( Fig. 179 View Figs 170–179. 170 ). Stridulatory files laterally on chelicerae present ( Fig. 177 View Figs 170–179. 170 ).

Although the male palp appears distinctive, this single male specimen was the only Artema specimen available to us from North Africa that was not A. atlanta . It was probably collected long ago (date is not indicated) impeding molecular analysis. We suggest that more individuals (incl. females) should be available before the formal description of this putative species.

NHMW

Austria, Wien, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Pholcidae