Jacaena angoonae Dankittipakul, Tavano & Singtripop, 2013
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- Dankittipakul, Pakawin, Tavano, Maria, Singtripop, Tippawan (2013): Revision of the spider genus Jacaena Thorell, 1897, with descriptions of four new species from Thailand (Araneae: Corinnidae). Journal of Natural History 47 (23): 1539-1567, DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2012.763059, URL: http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:97EFA23C-7537-4156-8EF0-2D38CF889F5B
- Jacaena angoonae
Jacaena angoonae sp. nov. inhabits evergreen hill forest of Doi Chang (1930 m). This new species marks the highest altitudinal record among members of the genus Jacaena.
Diagnosis Females of this new species bear very close resemblance to those of J. schwendingeri comb. nov. in having large, medially situated copulatory orifices, and similar shape of spermathecae. However, in J. angoonae sp. nov. the copulatory orifices are teardrop-shaped (Figure 7 E) and the insemination ducts are tubular without any modification (Figure 8 E) whereas in J. schwendingeri comb. nov. the orifices are subcircular (Figure 7 A) and the median part of the ducts is greatly enlarged (Figure 8 F).
Etymology The specific epithet is an eponymous patronym (genitive form of a noun) dedicated to Dr Angoon Lewvanich, a prolific Thai taxonomist.
Type material Holotype: ♀, Thailand: Huay Nam Dang NP, joint border between Mae Taeng District of Chiang Mai Province and Pai District of Mae Hong Son Province, Doi Chang, evergreen hill forest, 1930 m, extraction of soil sample, 4 June 1983, P. J. Schwendinger leg. (MHNG, PDC 4650). Paratypes: Same data as holotype, 3 ♀ (NHML & THNM, PDC 4651).
- Dankittipakul, P., Tavano, M. L., Singtripop, T. (2013) Revision of the spider genus <i>Jacaena</i> Thorell, 1897, with descriptions of four new species from Thailand (Araneae: Corinnidae): Journal of Natural History 47: 1539-1567