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- Leptoneta valverdae Gertsch 1974: 173.
- Neoleptoneta valverdae (Gertsch, 1974): Brignoli 1977: 216; Platnick 1986: 10.
- Tayshaneta valverdae (Gertsch 1974): Ledford et al. 2011.
Male holotype from Oriente Milestone Molasses Bat Cave, 20 miles NE of Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas, 25-January-1964, J. Reddell, McKenzie, Porter, 29.56N, 100.77W, (AMNH).
Other material examined
USA: Texas: Bandera County: Melanie’s Cave, Hill Country State Natural Area, 23-July-2000, J. Reddell, M. Reyes, 29.63N, 99.18W, 1 ♂, 5 ♀, 2 juvs, (TMM); Harvestman Cave, Hill Country State Natural Area, 24-July-2000, J. Reddell, M. Reyes, 29.63N, 99.18W, 1 ♂, 2 ♀, 2 juvs, (TMM); Love Creek Ranch, 10.5 miles W. Medina, 6-October-1996, A. Grubbs, 29.79N, 99.42W, 1 ♂, 1 ♀, (TMM); Uvalde County: Big Fucking Snake Cave, 8-June-1985, A. Grubbs, AC, RW, 29.43N, 99.65W, 1 ♂, 1 ♀, (AMNH); Marneldo Ranch, 18-April-1997, A. Grubbs, 29.50N, 99.61W, 1 ♂, (TMM); Val Verde County: Oriente Milestone Molasses Bat Cave, 20 miles NE of Del Rio, 25-January-1964, 1 ♂, (AMNH).
Tayshaneta valverdae may be separated from all other Tayshaneta species, except Tayshaneta emeraldae, Tayshaneta fawcetti, Tayshaneta grubbsi and Tayshaneta vidrio by having the male palpal tarsus divided apically (TS, Fig. 31D) and by having a mesoapically positioned ventral sclerite on the palpal bulb (VS, Fig. 49E). Separated from Tayshaneta emeraldae, Tayshaneta fawcetti, Tayshaneta grubbsi and Tayshaneta vidrio by the unique shape of the embolus with a prominent basal tooth (Fig. 49D).
Complete description in Gertsch (1974: 173). Habitus of male and female in Figs 28A–F, scanning electron micrographs of male palp in Figs 49A–F and female genitalia in Fig. 54C.
Known from caves and surface localities in Bandera, Uvalde and Val Verde Counties, Texas (Fig. 60).
- 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
- Gertsch W (1974) The spider family Leptonetidae in North America. Journal of Arachnology 1: 145-203.
- Brignoli P (1977) Spiders of Mexico, III. A new leptonetid from Oaxaca (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Quaderna Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei 171 (3): 213-218.
- Platnick N (1986) On the tibial and patellar glands, relationships and American genera of the spider family Leptonetidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum Novitates 2855: 1-16.
- Ledford J, Paquin P, Cokendolpher J, Campbell J, Roderick G, Gillespie R, Griswold C (2011) Systematics and evolution of the spider genus Neoleptoneta (Araneae: Leptonetidae) with a discussion of the morphology and relationships for the North American Leptonetidae. Invertebrate Systematics 25: 334-388. doi: 10.1071/IS11014