Rayforstia signata ( 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: 61

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:ADCACC88-6C78-4386-8E33-3F98234ECE92

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3789359

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7E13878E-FF8A-1B47-FF32-1B0AFEA58B60

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scientific name

Rayforstia signata ( Forster, 1959 )
status

comb. n.

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

Figs 86 View Figure 86 A–B, 87C

Textricella signata Forster, 1959: 283   , figs 24–25 (holotype male from Lake Janet, Canterbury, New Zealand, in Canterbury Museum, not examined). Brignoli, 1983: 375. Platnick, 2009.

Selected material examined. NEW ZEALAND: South Island: Canterbury: Lake Janet , 1.VIII.1949, R. Forster, 4♀ ( AMNH)   ; Puhipuhi Valley, Kaikoura , 12.X.1965, A. Walker, 9♁, 4♀ ( AMNH)   . Marlborough: Saxton Pass, Molesworth , 17.VIII.1966, A. Walker, 6♁, 6♀ ( AMNH)   .

Remarks. Rayforstia signata   is most similar to the other eight-eyed species of Rayforstia   described from New Zealand ( R. antipoda   , R. insula   , R. mcfarlanei   and R. vulgaris   ), but can be distinguished by the distinctive shape of the external epigyne ( Fig. 86B View Figure 86 ).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Micropholcommatidae

Genus

Rayforstia

Loc

Rayforstia signata ( Forster, 1959 )

Rix, Michael & Harvey, Mark 2010
2010
Loc

Textricella signata

Brignoli PM 1983: 375
Forster RR 1959: 283
1959