Tayshaneta oconnorae

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Ledford J, Paquin P, Cokendolpher J, Campbell J, Griswold C (2012) Systematics, conservation and morphology of the spider genus Tayshaneta (Araneae, Leptonetidae) in Central Texas Caves. ZooKeys 167 : 1–102, doi. Versioned wiki page: 2012-01-23, version 20738, https://species-id.net/w/index.php?title=Tayshaneta_oconnorae&oldid=20738 , contributors (alphabetical order): Pensoft Publishers.

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Taxonavigation

Ordo: Araneae
Familia: Leptonetidae
Genus: Tayshaneta

Name

Tayshaneta oconnorae Ledford & Paquin & Cokendolpher & Campbell & Griswold, 2012 sp. n.Wikispecies linkZooBank linkPensoft Profile

Type data

Male holotype from Fern Cave, Hays County, Texas, 26-May-1989, A. Grubbs, J. Reddell, M. Reyes, 29.97N, 97.99W, (AMNH).

Etymology

This species is named in honor of Kathleen O’ Connor, fellow caver and biologist who helped collect many exciting Tayshaneta specimens.

Notes

A single adult male collected from Cathy’s Cave, Hays County, Texas shares the genitalic morphology of Tayshaneta oconnori but was damaged during examination and only the right palp remains. The specimen was highly troglobitic and is tentatively assigned to Tayshaneta oconnori until additional specimens can be collected.

Other material examined

USA: Texas: Hays County: Cathy’s Cave, 15-March-2005, P. Paquin, 29.90N, 98.08W, 1 ♂, (CASC).

Diagnosis

Tayshaneta oconnori may be separated from all Tayshaneta species, except Tayshaneta anopica and Tayshaneta sandersi, by having the following combination of characters: pigmentation and eyes entirely absent (Figs 24A–C); legs extremely long and thin, femur I 1.8–1.9× carapace length; embolus with a distinctive apical bifurcation (E, Fig. 45D). Separated from Tayshaneta anopica and Tayshaneta sandersi by having the ventral sclerite straight and short, not extending past the base of the embolus (VS, Fig. 45E) and by the unique shape of the embolus (E, Fig. 45D).

Description

Male (holotype). Body length 1.1, carapace 0.52 long, 0.40 wide, length 1.31× width. Carapace depigmented, sparsely setose; eyes absent (Figs 24A–C). Legs elongate and thin, femur I 1.93× carapace length, covered in fine setae and with few scattered spines. Palpal tarsus entire, tapering apically; retrolateral tibial spine recurved, sculptured throughout, length 0.40× tarsus length. Bulb suboval, length 1.66× width; embolus oval, bifurcate apically (E, Fig. 45D), length 1.2× width. Abdomen depigmented, without pattern, 0.58 long, 0.45 wide, covered in fine setae.

Distribution

Known only from two caves in Hays County, Texas (Fig. 58).

Original Description

  • Ledford, J; Paquin, P; Cokendolpher, J; Campbell, J; Griswold, C; 2012: Systematics, conservation and morphology of the spider genus Tayshaneta (Araneae, Leptonetidae) in Central Texas Caves ZooKeys, 167: 1-102. doi

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