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Four new Mouse Spider species (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Actinopodidae, Missulena) from Western Australia.

Miglio LT, Harms D, Framenau VW, Harvey MS - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: Missulena leniae sp. n.(from the Carnarvon and Yalgoo biogeographic regions), Missulena mainae sp. n. (Carnarvon), Missulena melissae sp. n. (Pilbara) and Missulena pinguipes sp. n. (Mallee) represent a broad spectrum of morphological diversity found in this genus and differ from other congeners by details of the male copulatory bulb, colour patterns, eye sizes, leg morphology and leg spination.Two of the species, M. pinguipes sp. n. and M. mainae sp. n., are characterised by swollen metatarsi of the fourth legs in males, a feature not previously recorded in the family.A key to males of all named Missulena species from Australia is presented and allows their identification based on external morphology.

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Affiliation: Laboratório de Aracnologia, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Caixa Postal 399, 66017-970 Belém, PA, Brazil.

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Four new species of the Mouse Spider genus Missulena Walckenaer, 1805 (family Actinopodidae) are described from Western Australia based on morphological features of adult males. Missulena leniae sp. n.(from the Carnarvon and Yalgoo biogeographic regions), Missulena mainae sp. n. (Carnarvon), Missulena melissae sp. n. (Pilbara) and Missulena pinguipes sp. n. (Mallee) represent a broad spectrum of morphological diversity found in this genus and differ from other congeners by details of the male copulatory bulb, colour patterns, eye sizes, leg morphology and leg spination. Two of the species, M. pinguipes sp. n. and M. mainae sp. n., are characterised by swollen metatarsi of the fourth legs in males, a feature not previously recorded in the family. A key to males of all named Missulena species from Australia is presented and allows their identification based on external morphology.

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Dorsal habitus of species described in this paper: AMissulena melissae sp. n., holotype male from Millstream-Chichester National Park (WAM T97323) BMissulena pinguipes sp. n., holotype male from Digger Rocks (WAM T92331) CMissulena leniae sp. n., holotype male from Nanga Station, Shark Bay (WAM T96784) DMissulena mainae sp. n., holotype male from Quobba Station, Cape Cuvier (WAM T96782).
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Figure 1: Dorsal habitus of species described in this paper: AMissulena melissae sp. n., holotype male from Millstream-Chichester National Park (WAM T97323) BMissulena pinguipes sp. n., holotype male from Digger Rocks (WAM T92331) CMissulena leniae sp. n., holotype male from Nanga Station, Shark Bay (WAM T96784) DMissulena mainae sp. n., holotype male from Quobba Station, Cape Cuvier (WAM T96782).

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Four new Mouse Spider species (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Actinopodidae, Missulena) from Western Australia.

Miglio LT, Harms D, Framenau VW, Harvey MS - Zookeys (2014)

Dorsal habitus of species described in this paper: AMissulena melissae sp. n., holotype male from Millstream-Chichester National Park (WAM T97323) BMissulena pinguipes sp. n., holotype male from Digger Rocks (WAM T92331) CMissulena leniae sp. n., holotype male from Nanga Station, Shark Bay (WAM T96784) DMissulena mainae sp. n., holotype male from Quobba Station, Cape Cuvier (WAM T96782).
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Figure 1: Dorsal habitus of species described in this paper: AMissulena melissae sp. n., holotype male from Millstream-Chichester National Park (WAM T97323) BMissulena pinguipes sp. n., holotype male from Digger Rocks (WAM T92331) CMissulena leniae sp. n., holotype male from Nanga Station, Shark Bay (WAM T96784) DMissulena mainae sp. n., holotype male from Quobba Station, Cape Cuvier (WAM T96782).
Mentions: Figs 1A, 2A–J, 3A–J

Bottom Line: Missulena leniae sp. n.(from the Carnarvon and Yalgoo biogeographic regions), Missulena mainae sp. n. (Carnarvon), Missulena melissae sp. n. (Pilbara) and Missulena pinguipes sp. n. (Mallee) represent a broad spectrum of morphological diversity found in this genus and differ from other congeners by details of the male copulatory bulb, colour patterns, eye sizes, leg morphology and leg spination.Two of the species, M. pinguipes sp. n. and M. mainae sp. n., are characterised by swollen metatarsi of the fourth legs in males, a feature not previously recorded in the family.A key to males of all named Missulena species from Australia is presented and allows their identification based on external morphology.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Laboratório de Aracnologia, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Caixa Postal 399, 66017-970 Belém, PA, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Four new species of the Mouse Spider genus Missulena Walckenaer, 1805 (family Actinopodidae) are described from Western Australia based on morphological features of adult males. Missulena leniae sp. n.(from the Carnarvon and Yalgoo biogeographic regions), Missulena mainae sp. n. (Carnarvon), Missulena melissae sp. n. (Pilbara) and Missulena pinguipes sp. n. (Mallee) represent a broad spectrum of morphological diversity found in this genus and differ from other congeners by details of the male copulatory bulb, colour patterns, eye sizes, leg morphology and leg spination. Two of the species, M. pinguipes sp. n. and M. mainae sp. n., are characterised by swollen metatarsi of the fourth legs in males, a feature not previously recorded in the family. A key to males of all named Missulena species from Australia is presented and allows their identification based on external morphology.

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