Epigastrina fulva ( 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: 44

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.3789401

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7E13878E-FF9D-1B50-FF32-1FF0FD048FF1

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scientific name

Epigastrina fulva ( Hickman, 1945 )
status

comb. n.

Epigastrina fulva ( Hickman, 1945)   , comb. n.

Figs 7F View Figure 7 , 61–62, 63A–C, 67–70, 71B –D

Textricella fulva Hickman, 1945: 140   , figs 6–10. Forster, 1959: 275, fig. 2. Brignoli, 1983: 375. Davies, 1985: 113. Platnick, 2009.

Type material. Syntype male and female: Mount Wellington, Tasmania, Australia, near ‘The Springs’, from moss, 2000 ft, 19.XII.1944 (♁)/ 25.VIII.1943 (♀) ( AMS KS6692).

Selected material examined. AUSTRALIA: Tasmania: Mount Wellington, Woods Track to O’Grady’s Falls , 28.IV.2006, M. Rix, L. Boutin, 1♁, 6♀ ( WAM T77728 View Materials SEM ♀)   ; same data, 1♁ ( WAM T80027 View Materials DNA-MPE)   ; Hobart, Bett’s Gully , 3.IX.1978, P. McQuillan, 3♁ ( WAM T94145 View Materials SEM♁)   .

Remarks. Epigastrina fulva   is relatively common and widespread in Tasmania, where specimens can be found in moss and leaf litter. The species is immediately recognisable by the remarkable shape of the female epigyne ( Fig. 63A View Figure 63 ) and male pedipalp ( Fig. 62 View Figure 62 ), with similar species known only from caves.

WAM

Western Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Micropholcommatidae

Genus

Epigastrina

Loc

Epigastrina fulva ( Hickman, 1945 )

Rix, Michael & Harvey, Mark 2010
2010
Loc

Textricella fulva

Davies VT 1985: 113
Brignoli PM 1983: 375
Forster RR 1959: 275
Hickman VV 1945: 140
1945