Sinopoda lata

Zhong, Yang, Jäger, Peter, Chen, Jian & Liu, Jie, 2019, Taxonomic study of Sinopoda spiders from China (Araneae: Sparassidae), Zootaxa 4607 (1), pp. 1-81: 39

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scientific name

Sinopoda lata
status

sp. nov.

Sinopoda lata  sp. nov.

Figs 29–30View FIGURES 29View FIGURES 30, 62View FIGURES 62

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Type material. Holotype female: CHINA: Yunnan Province:GoogleMaps  Lincang City, Wulaoshan Forest   GoogleMaps Park, 23.91°N, 100.17°E, 2362 m, native forest, 11 November 2015, Y. Zhong & Y. Zhu leg. (CBEE). Paratypes: 2 females ( CBEE)  , 1 female ( SMF), with same data as holotypeGoogleMaps  .

Etymology. The specific name is derived from the Latin adjective latus, - a, - um, meaning “wide” referring to the wide posterior part of the lobal septum.

Diagnosis. Females of this new species can be distinguished from all other Sinopoda  spp. by the small glandular appendages located in the posterior part of vulva ( Figs 29View FIGURES 29 A–B, 30A–B).

Description. Female (holotype): Measurements: PL 6.3, PW 5.8; AW 3.4; OL 7.0, OW 4.5. Eyes: AME 0.31, ALE 0.45, PME 0.34, PLE 0.45, AME–AME 0.30, AME–ALE 0.12, PME–PME 0.42, PME–PLE 0.77, AME–PME 0.43, ALE–PLE 0.53, CH AME 0.20, CH ALE 0.29. Spination: Palp: 131, 101, 2121, 1014; Fe: I–III 323, IV 332; Pa: I–IV 001; Ti: I–IV 2026; Mt: I–II 1014, III–IV 3036. Measurements of palp and legs: Palp 7.0 (1.6, 0.8, 1.7, –, 2.9); I 19.9 (5.6, 2.1, 5.6, 4.8, 1.8); II 21.7 (6.1, 2.1, 6.3, 5.4, 1.8); III 17.9 (5.4, 1.5, 5.1, 4.3, 1.6); IV 19.0 (5.4, 1.5, 4.9, 5.2, 2.0). Leg formula: II-I-IV-III. Cheliceral furrow with 3 anterior, 4 posterior teeth and ca. 21 denticles.

Copulatory organ as in diagnosis. Epigynal field wider than long. Lobal septum distinctly wide, anteriorly about 1/3, posteriorly more than 1/2 of epigynal width. Internal ducts running along the median line. Glandular appendages as wide as posterior parts of spermathecae. Fertilization ducts arising posterio-laterally ( Figs 29View FIGURES 29 A–B, 30A–B).

Colouration in ethanol. Dorsal prosoma yellowish-brown, almost entirely covered by reddish-brown setae, lateral margins dark, with two pairs of light patches and yellow submarginal transversal light band posteriorly. Fovea and radial furrows indistinct. Labium and gnathocoxae yellowish-brown, both with distal parts lighter. Sternum yellowish-brown, with submarginal darker oval. Chelicerae deep reddish-brown. Legs yellowish-brown with dark spots. Dorsal opisthosoma reddish-brown, covered by grey setae. Ventral opisthosoma yellow-brown, covered by grey setae ( Figs 30View FIGURES 30 C–D).

Distribution. China (Yunnan) ( Fig. 62View FIGURES 62).

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Sinopoda