Dusmadiores deserticola Jocqué 2011

Jocqué, Rudy, 2017, A new Afromontane species of the ant-eating spider genus Dusmadiores and description of the male of D. deserticola (Araneae: Zodariidae), Zootaxa 4318 (3), pp. 548-560 : 556-558

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Dusmadiores deserticola Jocqué 2011


Dusmadiores deserticola Jocqué 2011

( Figures 9 View FIGURE 9 A –D, 10 A, B, 11 A, B)

Material examined. 3♂ 1♀: Cabo Verde, Santiago, São Jorge dos Órgãos, XII.2001, A. Van Harten CV 15 ( MRAC 244675 View Materials ).

Diagnosis. Males of this species can be distinguished from those of other members of the genus by the shape of the RTA with long retrolaterad pointing prong originating from the ventral side of the tibia, the broad embolus with subdistal tooth, the slender, retrolaterad directed MA.

Description. Male ( MRAC 244675). Total length: 1.74. Carapace: length 0.82, width 0.62, height 0.41. Colour ( Fig. 9 View FIGURE 9 A): Carapace medium brown suffused with black on radiating striae and cervical grooves. Chelicerae and sternum medium brown. Legs uniform yellow. Abdomen dark sepia; venter and spinnerets pale cream; sides pale cream with dark anterior blotch emanating from dark dorsum. Eyes: AME: 0.10; ALE: 0.06; ALE-ALE: 0.03; AME-ALE: 0.02; PME: 0.05: PLE: 0.06; PME-PME: 0.10; PME-PLE: 0.02. Clypeus 0.20 or 3.3 times width of ALE. Sternum shield-shaped, as long as wide: 0.49. Abdomen with shiny translucent scutum ( Fig. 9 View FIGURE 9 A).

Leg measurements:

Fe P Ti Mt t TOtal I 0,62 0,21 0,49 0,57 0, 41 2 ,31 II 0,54 0,21 0,44 0,49 0,34 2,0 3 III 0,51 0,18 0,34 0,49 0,34 1,87 IV 0,66 0,23 0,54 0,59 0,46 2, 48 Male palp ( Figs 9 View FIGURE 9 B–D, 10 A, B, 11 A, B): Tibia with dorsolateral tooth; RTA flat lamella inserted ventrally, directed forward, ending in a narrow, tapered prong, pointing retrolaterad. Cymbium with retrolateral swelling and prolateral row of five comb-shaped setae. Embolus a broad semi-circular sclerite, truncate and indented at its tip, with subdistal tooth near sperm duct opening. Tegulum with swelling in centre. MA with narrow, strongly sclerotized prong, pointing retrolaterad.

Female. Described in Jocqué (2011).

Remark. The species was described from a female allegedly from a locality in the United Arabian Emirates ( UAE). The specimen had been registered with a collection of A. van Harten from the UAE that was submitted with labels that only mentioned a number referring to an Excel-sheet with all the details. One tube mentioned CV105 and was given a label with the data corresponding to the field number ‘105’. In a collection of the same collector from Cape Verde that was acquired later, a conspecific female and the corresponding males (here described) were found in a tube with label CV15. It is thus clear that the species is from Cape Verde and should have been registered with the data corresponding to ‘CV105’. Therefore, the type locality is Cape Verde, Santiago São Jorge dos Órgãos.


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