Cybaeodes magnus Ribera & De Mas, 2015
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- Ribera, Carles, Mas, Eva De (2015): Description of three new troglobiontic species of Cybaeodes (Araneae, Liocranidae) endemic to the Iberian Peninsula. Zootaxa 3957 (3): 313-323, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3957.3.4
- Cybaeodes magnus
Diagnosis. Male unknown. Females of this species can be recognized by the shape and size of the two strongly sclerotized semicircular lateral lobes (Figs. 9, 19), and by the anterior epigynal rim. The insemination ducts resemble those of C. dosaguas n. sp. (Fig 8), the most similar species, but those are thicker and less coiled in C. magnus (Fig. 10) (see Diagnosis of C. dosaguas). Note: Fage (1931: 209) identified some juvenile specimens from Cova de la Punta de Benimaquia as Brachyanillus liocraninus Simon, 1913, species described from a cave in Argelia and based on two juveniles specimens as well (Bosselaers 2009: 49). Certainly it is a misidentification (see Discussion below).
Etymology. The species epithet “ magnus ” refers to the size of this species; it is the largest species of Cybaeodes currently known.
Type material. Holotype: 1 ♀ from Cova del Somo, municipality of Castell de Castells, Alacant, Spain, Zaragoza leg., 17. III. 1979, (CRBA-UB 74 - 1839). Paratypes: 1 ♀ from Cova de la Punta de Benimaquia, municipality of Denia, Alcoi, Alacant, Spain. Jordá leg., 18. VI. 1968, (CRBA-UB 43 - 1071); 1 ♀ same locality, Sendra & Zaragoza leg., 1 - VII- 84. (CRBA-UB 85 - 2124).
- Ribera, C., De Mas, E. (2015) Description of three new troglobiontic species of <i>Cybaeodes</i> (Araneae, Liocranidae) endemic to the Iberian Peninsula: Zootaxa 3957(3): 313-323