Rayforstia vulgaris ( Forster, 1959 ), Rix & Harvey, 2010

Rix, Michael & Harvey, Mark, 2010, The spider family Micropholcommatidae (Arachnida: Araneae: Araneoidea): a relimitation and revision at the generic level, ZooKeys 36 (36), pp. 1-321: 56

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.36.306

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3789347

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7E13878E-FF81-1B4C-FF32-1C87FE1A8B82

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scientific name

Rayforstia vulgaris ( Forster, 1959 )
status

comb. n.

Rayforstia vulgaris ( Forster, 1959)   , comb. n.

Figs 7H View Figure 7 , 47B View Figure 47 , 84 View Figure 84 , 85 View Figure 85 , 87 View Figure 87 A–B, 92–95

Textricella vulgaris Forster, 1959: 286   , figs 28–32 (holotype male from Lake Te Au, Southland, New Zealand, in Canterbury Museum, not examined). Forster & Platnick, 1981: 264, figs 3, 18–19, 27. Brignoli, 1983: 375, 695. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 92, figs 357–359, 362–367, 371–374. Platnick, 2009.

Selected material examined. NEW ZEALAND: South Island: Southland: Lake Te Au, near S. Arm of Lake Te Anau , 12–24.I.1953, R. Forster, 5♁, 7♀ ( MCZ)   ; Fiordland, Cascade Creek, Eglinton Valley , 23.I.1951, R. Forster, 5♁, 8♀ ( MCZ)   ; Fiordland National Park, Smithy Creek, 67 km N. of Te Anau , 17.IV.1995, C. Griswold, T. Meikle, 1♁, 4♀ ( CAS)   . Canterbury: Coral Track entrance, between Arthurs Pass and Otira , 2.IV.2006, M. Rix, 2♁, 1♀ ( WAM T94456 View Materials )   ; Lewis Pass , 1.IV.2006, M. Rix, 11♁, 18♀ ( WAM T94455 View Materials SEM♁ ♀)   ; same data, 1♁ ( WAM T80031 View Materials DNA-MPE)   .

Remarks. Rayforstia vulgaris   is a common and relatively widespread species on the South Island of New Zealand. It is most similar to the other eight-eyed species of Rayforstia   described from New Zealand ( R. antipoda   , R. insula   , R. mcfarlanei   and R. signata   ), but can be distinguished by the distinctive shape of the external epigyne and receptacula ( Figs 84D View Figure 84 , 87 View Figure 87 A–B).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

WAM

Western Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Micropholcommatidae

Genus

Rayforstia

Loc

Rayforstia vulgaris ( Forster, 1959 )

Rix, Michael & Harvey, Mark 2010
2010
Loc

Textricella vulgaris

Forster RR & Platnick NI 1984: 92
Brignoli PM 1983: 375
Forster RR & Platnick NI 1981: 264
Forster RR 1959: 286
1959