Taphiassa punctata ( 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: 89-90

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3789466

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scientific name

Taphiassa punctata ( Forster, 1959 )
status

comb. n.

Taphiassa punctata ( Forster, 1959)   , comb. n.

Figs 9C View Figure 9 , 169B, 169E –F

Parapua punctata Forster, 1959: 301   , figs 78–81, 141 (holotype male from Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand, in Canterbury Museum, not examined). Brignoli, 1983: 374. Platnick, 2009.

Selected material examined. NEW ZEALAND: South Island: Canterbury: 8 km S. of Arthurs Pass , 14.III.1980, A. Newton, M. Thayer, 1♀ ( AMNH)   ; Lewis Pass , 1.IV.2006, M. Rix, 1♀ ( WAM T94480 View Materials )   ; same data, 1♀ ( WAM T80022 View Materials DNA-MPE)   . Marlborough: Victoria Domain, Bobs Bay , 24.I.1995, L. Boutin, 2♁ ( CAS). North  

Island: Auckland: Waipoua State Forest , Wairau Summit, 11–14.IV.1980, A. Newton, M. Thayer, 1♁ ( AMNH). Waikato: Mill Road, Kaimanawa Forest Park, near Taupo, 3–8.IV.1980, A. Newton, M. Thayer, 1♁ ( AMNH)   ; 22 km SE. of Taupo , 7.IV.1980, A. Newton, M. Thayer, 2♁, 2♀ ( AMNH)   .

Remarks. Taphiassa punctata   is a relatively large taphiassine species, similar to T. magna   from Lord Howe Island. It is found on both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, where it has been collected from moss and leaf litter. At Lewis Pass, specimens were collected from the underside of dense, hanging clumps of moss, in sympatry with Rayforstia vulgaris   and a species of Mecysmaucheniidae   (M. Rix, pers. obs.).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

WAM

Western Australian Museum

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Micropholcommatidae

Genus

Taphiassa

Loc

Taphiassa punctata ( Forster, 1959 )

Rix, Michael & Harvey, Mark 2010
2010
Loc

Parapua punctata

Brignoli PM 1983: 374
Forster RR 1959: 301
1959