Raveniella luteola ( Hickman, 1945 ) 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: 49

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3789351

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7E13878E-FF86-1B4B-FF32-1FF1FC6F8800

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scientific name

Raveniella luteola ( Hickman, 1945 )
status

comb. n.

Raveniella luteola ( Hickman, 1945)   , comb. n.

Figs 46B View Figure 46 , 74 View Figure 74 , 75C View Figure 75 , 78 View Figure 78 A–C, 79–83

Textricella luteola Hickman, 1945: 144   , figs 11–15. Forster, 1959: 275, fig. 3. Forster & Platnick, 1981: 266, figs 11–12, 25–26. Forster & Platnick, 1984: 92, figs 356, 368. Brignoli, 1983: 375, 695. Davies, 1985: 113. Platnick, 2009.

Type material. Syntype male and female: Mount Wellington, Tasmania, Australia, from moss, 23.VII.1943 ( AMS KS6693).

Selected material examined. AUSTRALIA: Tasmania: Mount Wellington, Horseshoe Bend , 25.IX.1977, P. McQuillan, 1♀ ( WAM T94136 View Materials )   ; Mount Wellington, Lenah Valley , 27.IV.2006, M. Rix, 9♁, 3♀ ( WAM T77730 View Materials SEM♁)   ; same data, 1♁ ( WAM T80029 View Materials DNA-MPE)   ; Mount Wellington, Woods Track to O’Grady’s Falls , 28.IV.2006, M. Rix, L. Boutin, 1♁ ( WAM T94102 View Materials )   ; Cuckoo Falls, near Scottsdale , 26.IV.2006, M. Rix, 4♁, 5♀ ( WAM T94103 View Materials SEM ♀)   . Victoria: Beauchamp Falls, Otway Ranges , 24.IV.2006, M. Rix, 1♁, 10♀ ( WAM T94101 View Materials )   ; Yarra Ranges National Park, Mount Donna Buang , 27.V.1990, D. Black, 1♀ ( WAM T94151 View Materials )   ; Yarra Ranges National Park, ‘ The Beeches’, near Marysville , 18.IV.2006, M. Rix, 3♁, 5♀ ( WAM T94104 View Materials )   . New South Wales: Dorrigo National Park, Wonga Walk and track towards Never Never Picnic Area , 11.IV.2006, M. Rix, 5♁, 2♀ ( WAM T94095 View Materials )   ; Kosciusko National Park, Snowy Mountains, uphill from Betts Creek Crossing, 16.IV.2006, M. Rix, A. Rix, 1♁, 3♀ ( WAM T94100 View Materials )   . Queensland: Curtis Farm, Canungra , 31.III.1979, G. Monteith, 1♁, 1♀ ( AMNH)   .

Remarks. Raveniella luteola   is a distinctive and widespread species in south-eastern Australia, occurring in mesic forests from south-eastern Queensland to Tasmania, at both low and high altitudes. It can be extremely common in the moss, leaf litter and ferny understory of temperate rainforests (M. Rix, pers. obs.), often occurring in sympatry with other south-eastern Australian textricellin species, e.g. Eterosonycha alpina   , E. aquilina   , Epigastrina fulva   , R. hickmani   and Normplatnicka lamingtonensis   . In alpine habitats at Kosciusko National Park, specimens of R. luteola   have been collected from morning-thawed sphagnum moss, where the spiders presumably survive freezing night-time temperatures in the subniveal space (M. Rix, pers. obs.).

WAM

Western Australian Museum

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Micropholcommatidae

Genus

Raveniella

Loc

Raveniella luteola ( Hickman, 1945 )

Rix, Michael & Harvey, Mark 2010
2010
Loc

Textricella luteola

Davies VT 1985: 113
Forster RR & Platnick NI 1984: 92
Brignoli PM 1983: 375
Forster RR & Platnick NI 1981: 266
Forster RR 1959: 275
Hickman VV 1945: 144
1945