Cataleptoneta semipinnata Wang & Li, 2010
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
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- Wang, C. X., Li, S. Q. Two new species of the spider genus Cataleptoneta from Balkan Peninsula (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Zootaxa 2730: 57-68. (2010).
- Cataleptoneta semipinnata
Diagnosis. This new species is similar to C. aesculapii (Brignoli, 1968), but can be distinguished by the palpal femur armed with eleven spines retrolaterally, which erected from small tubercles (Figs 5 D, 7 A), the palpal tibia with one digitiform apophysis prolaterally (Figs 5 C, 7 B), three strong spines and two, pudgy spines retrolaterally (Figs 5 D, 7 A), and the palpal bulb with one half pinnate-shaped median apophysis in the male (Figs 5 C, 7 B).
Etymology. The specific name is derived from Latin “ semi ” and “ pinna ”, meaning “ half ” and “ pinna ”, and refers to the half pinnate-shaped, chitinous median apophysis of the male palpal bulb; term in apposition.
Type material. Holotype: male (RMNH), Aghia Sophia cave, m 60, Mylopotamos [36 ° 14 ' 36.35 ʺN, 22 ° 56 ' 39.70 ʺE], Island Kythira, Greece, 10 March 1984, P. R. Deeleman leg. Paratypes: 2 females, same data as holotype; 1 male, same but on 2 March 1983, E. Gittenberger leg.