Aname

Harvey, Frances S. B., Framenau, Volker W., Wojcieszek, Janine M., Rix, Michael G. & Harvey, Mark S., 2012, Molecular and morphological characterisation of new species in the trapdoor spider genus Aname (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Nemesiidae) from the Pilbara bioregion of Western Australia, Zootaxa 3383, pp. 15-38 : 21-22

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zt03383p038

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6178851

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scientific name

Aname
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Genus Aname   L. Koch, 1873

Aname   L. Koch 1873: 465. Type species Aname pallida L. Koch   , 1873, by monotypy.

Dekana   Hogg 1902: 138 (synonymised by Raven 1981: 328 and Main 1982b: 27). Type species Dekana diversicolor Hogg   , 1902, by original designation.

Proshermacha   Simon 1908: 113 (synonymised with Chenistonia   by Main 1982a: 113). Type species Proshermacha subarmata Simon   , 1908 (junior synonym of Chenistonia teppperi Hogg   , 1902), by subsequent designation of Rainbow (1911).

Sungenia Rainbow and Pulleine 1918: 162 (synonymised by Raven 1981: 328 and Main 1982b: 27). Type species Chenistonia (Dekana) atra Strand   , 1913, by monotypy.

Dolichosternum   Rainbow and Pulleine 1918: 168 (synonymised by Raven 1981: 328). Type species Dolichosternum attenuatum Rainbow   and Pulleine, 1918 (junior synonym of Ixamatus distinctus Rainbow   , 1914), by monotypy.

Diagnosis. Species of Aname   differ from all other nemesiids by the presence of a large mega-spur on the tibia of leg I generally in a mid-distal position (e.g. Fig. 15), the absence of spines on the pedal tarsi (e.g. Fig. 19), and the absence of cuspules on the pedal coxae (e.g. Fig. 12) (following Main 1982b, 1983, 1986; Raven 1981). The male pedipalpal bulb is spherical to pear-shaped, with the embolus originating from the bulb in a distal position (e.g. Figs 17-20); the shape of the embolus is usually long and slender, and slightly curved in profile (e.g. Figs 17-20).

Remarks. While we are confident that there are four distinct species represented in our samples, we found considerable difficulty in distinguishing these species from some previously named species. Differentiating our species from those for which males have been described was not difficult. Several species of Aname   are currently known only from adult females and for which spermathecae have not been described or illustrated. These are: A. armigera Rainbow & Pulleine   , 1918 (from south-western Australia), A. aurea Rainbow & Pulleine   , 1918 (from New South Wales), A. coenosa Rainbow & Pulleine   , 1918 (from South Australia), A. comosa Rainbow & Pulleine   , 1918 (from South Australia), A. cuspidata   (Main, 1954) (from south-western Australia), A. fuscocincta Rainbow & Pulleine   , 1918 (from south-western Australia), A. grandis Rainbow & Pulleine   , 1918 (from South Australia), A. hirsuta Rainbow & Pulleine   , 1918 (from South Australia), A. maculata   (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918) (from south-western Australia), A. platypus   (L. Koch, 1875) (possibly from Australia), A. tasmanica Hogg   , 1902 (from Tasmania) and A. villosa   (Rainbow & Pulleine, 1918) (from south-western Australia) (Hogg 1902; Koch 1875; Main 1954; Rainbow & Pulleine 1918). As the type localities of all of these species are located at least 1,000 km away from the Pilbara region, we are confident that we have not inadvertently described a species that will eventually become a junior synonym.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Nemesiidae

Loc

Aname

Harvey, Frances S. B., Framenau, Volker W., Wojcieszek, Janine M., Rix, Michael G. & Harvey, Mark S. 2012
2012
Loc

Dolichosternum

Rainbow & Pulleine 1918
1918
Loc

Dolichosternum attenuatum

Rainbow 1918
1918
Loc

Dekana

Hogg 1902
1902
Loc

Dekana diversicolor

Hogg 1902
1902