Dasumia gasparoi Kunt, Özkütük & Elverici, 2011
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
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- Kunt, K. B., Özkütük, R. S., Elverici, M. A survey of east Mediterranean Dasumia (Araneae, Dysderidae) with description of new species. ZooKeys 137: 89-101. (2011).
- Dasumia gasparoi
Diagnosis. Dasumia gasparoi sp. n. can be readily identified by the unique structure of male and female copulatory organs. It is most similar to Dasumia crassipalpis from which it can be differentiated as follows: 1. In Dasumia gasparoi sp. n. the transition zone between the tegulum and the distal appendages is more notable than in Dasumia crassipalpis. 2. In Dasumia gasparoi sp. n. the tip of the falciform embolus is sharper and taller and the embolus extends beyond Apophysisb, whereas in Dasumia crassipalpis, the embolus only reaches the middle of Apophysisb. 3. Apophysisa and Apophysisb show explicit differences in structure between the two species. 4. In Dasumia gasparoi sp. n. the spermatheca are relatively wider. Distal crest of spermatheca is shorter and thicker in Dasumia gasparoi sp. n. than in Dasumia crassipalpis (see Alicata 1974).
Ecology. Samples were collected during early spring from under stones (using a hand aspirator) in steppe habitat with scrubs of Quercus coccifera and with pine woods located close by. The collection locality was on low land at the middle of a mountainous region, which may enhance the probability of this species being an endemic.