Hexophthalma binfordae

Lotz, Leon N., 2018, An update on the spider genus Hexophthalma (Araneae: Sicariidae) in the Afrotropical region, with descriptions of new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 424, pp. 1-18: 4

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.424

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DD563DE2-A5BD-4AB0-8319-021E01B366DA

taxon LSID

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treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Hexophthalma binfordae
status

sp. nov.

Hexophthalma binfordae  sp. nov.

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Figs 1 View Figure , 24 View Figure

Diagnosis

Female inner spermathecae consist of one lateral extending sac and a divided round sac medially, on each side, with a small sclerotized reduced outer spermatheca ( Fig. 1 View Figure ) which is unlike that of any of the other species. Male unknown.

Etymology

The species name is a matronym for Greta Binford, collector of the type specimen.

Material examined

Holotype

NAMIBIA: ♀, Khorxas , Twyfelfontein, 18°30′53.64″ S, 14°22′21.84″ E, 19 Aug. 2005, G. Binford leg. ( NMNW 45842View Materials).

Description

Female (n =1)

TL= 11.9; CL=5.5; CW=5.5; CLL=0.7. AME-LE =0.6; eye diameter 0.2. Carapace reddish-brown, cephalic area slightly darker; abdomen and legs yellow-brown. Body and legs with lancet-like curved macrosetae, more strongly curved on body than on legs. Spermathecae consist of one lateral extending sac and a divided round sac medially, on each side, with a small sclerotized reduced outer spermatheca basally ( Fig. 1 View Figure ).

Leg measurements:

Natural history

Hexophthalma binfordae  sp. nov. was collected from a savanna area.

Distribution

Hexophthalma binfordae  sp. nov. is only known from the type locality in Namibia ( Fig. 24 View Figure ).