Orthobula sp.

Haddad, Charles R., Jin, Chi & Platnick, Norman I., 2022, A revision of the spider genus Orthobula Simon, 1897 (Araneae: Trachelidae) in the Afrotropical Region. I. Continental species, Zootaxa 5133 (3), pp. 355-382 : 379

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5133.3.3

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6522709

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/AE2487D1-B534-FF56-52DF-908ACB98FCB4

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scientific name

Orthobula sp.
status

 

Orthobula sp. indet.

Remarks. Prior to the untimely passing of the third author, he sent the first author a comprehensive list of material that he had examined and identified, mainly originating from MRAC and CAS. We were able to confirm most of the records, as initial morphospecies photo plates sent to him to aid identification corresponded to the geographical limitations seen amongst other material examined by the first author, e.g. O. calceata in West Africa versus O. radiata in southern Africa and O. milloti in western Kenya. However, some specimens from Central Africa fall into a potential convergence zone between these three species (Fig. 102), and we thought it risky to try and attribute them to either of these three species at this point. We include them here as undetermined specimens to record the occurrence of the genus in these four countries, but these specimens should be reexamined when they are available again to clarify their identification and provide new distribution data for the particular species.

Material examined. D.R. CONGO: Cataractes: Lukango region, Lubero–Butembo, Kasumbira Forest , 00°01’S, 29°15’E, 2150 m a.s.l., XII.1974 – I.1975, leg. M. Lejeune (moss, litter under ferns), 4♂ 2♀ ( MRAC 168018 View Materials , 168144 View Materials , 168178 View Materials , 168193 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . North Kivu: Butembo , 00°09’N, 29°17’E, 1740 m a.s.l., III.1965, leg. R. Celis, 1♀ ( MRAC 128346 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Makayoba camp, Semliki River , 00°44’S, 29°43’E, 12.VII.1968, leg. R. Lejeune, 3♀ ( MRAC 135741 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; “Vallée de la Moyenne”, Semliki River , 00°44’S, 29°43’E, 9.VIII.1968, leg. R. Lejeune, 1♀ ( MRAC 135578 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Visiki, NW Butembo , 00°12’N, 29°15’E, 1100 m a.s.l., VI.1974, leg. M. Lejeune, 2♀ ( MRAC 155599 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Same locality, Visiki Forest , 22.XII.1971, leg. M. Lejeune, 1♂ ( MRAC 140796 View Materials ) ; Same locality, Visiki Forest , 00°12’S, 29°15’E, 27.XII.1971, leg. R. Lejeune, 1♀ ( MRAC 140822 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . MALAWI: Northern: Nkhata Bay, Mount Nkwadzi, N Chintheche , 11°41’S, 34°15’E, 10.I.1976, leg. R. Jocqué, 1♀ ( MRAC 148075 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Nyika Plateau, Chitipa, Chisanga Falls , 10°40’S, 33°50’E, 2200 m a.s.l., 9.XII.1981, leg. R. Jocqué ( Brachystegia woods), 1♀ ( MRAC 156111 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Nyika Plateau, Kaperekezi entrance gate, Western Escarpment road, 10°31’S, 33°39’E, 1450 m a.s.l., 8.XII.1981, leg. R. Jocqué ( Brachystegia litter), 1♀ ( MRAC 156057 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Nyika Plateau, Western Escarpment road, 10°18’S, 33°30’E, 1650 m a.s.l., 8.XII.1981, leg. R. Jocqué (under stones in Brachystegia woods), 1♀ ( MRAC 155695 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . RWANDA: Eastern: Akagera National Park , highway 34, 7 km toward highway 32, 01°40’S, 30°35’E, 16.XI–2.XII.1985, leg. R. Jocqué, Nsengimana & Michiels (pitfall), 1♂ ( MRAC 165469 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Same locality, 1 km N Lake Ihema fishery, 01°55’S, 30°45’E, 16.XI.1985, leg. R. Jocqué, Nsengimana & Michiels (under dead trunk), 1♂ ( MRAC 164909 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Same locality, Lake Ihema fishery, 01°55’S, 30°45’E, 7.XII.1985, leg. R. Jocqué, Nsengimana & Michiels, 1♀ ( MRAC 164803 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Same locality, Lake Kivumba , 01°43’S, 30°45’E, 15.XI–4.XII.1985, leg. R. Jocqué, Nsengimana & Michiels (savanna), 1♀ ( MRAC 165648 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Kibungo , 02°09’S, 30°32’E, 28.XI.1985, leg. R. Jocqué, Nsengimana & Michiels (sifted litter, eucalypt plantation), 1♂ ( MRAC 165393 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . Southern: Butare , 02°36’S, 29°44’E, 6.XI.1985, leg. R. Jocqué, Nsengimana & Michiels (dense grass tufts), 1♀ ( MRAC 164935 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . UGANDA: Eastern: Busaga District, Kamuli, Tabu River marsh, 00°45’N, 33°30’E, II.1967, leg. J. Ruabunesa, 1♀ ( MRAC 131564 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; Busaga District, Luuka, Mt. Kisunyi , 00°40’N, 33°18’E, II.1967, leg. J. Ruabunesa, 1♀ ( MRAC 131589 View Materials ) GoogleMaps . Western: Rubirizi, Queen Elizabeth National Park [00°10’N, 30°05’E], 16.IV.1971, leg. W. Maher (grassland), 1♀ ( CNC) GoogleMaps .

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Trachelidae

Genus

Orthobula