Cebrennus flagellatus, Jäger, Peter, 2014

Jäger, Peter, 2014, Cebrennus Simon, 1880 (Araneae: Sparassidae): a revisionary up-date with the description of four new species and an updated identification key for all species, Zootaxa 3790 (2), pp. 319-356: 332

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Cebrennus flagellatus
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spec. nov.

Cebrennus flagellatus  spec. nov.

Figs 32 –35View FIGURES 30 – 35. 30 – 31, 76View FIGURES 63 – 76, 87View FIGURES 77 – 87, 97– 100View FIGURES 88 – 100, 173View FIGURE 173

Type material. AFGHANISTAN: Nangarhar: Holotype male (PJ 3406), 12–20 km ESE Jalalabad, Povolný & Tenora leg. 16 March 1966, # 36 ( MMBC).

Diagnosis. Medium-sized Sparassinae, body length of male: 11.6. Copulatory organ ( Figs 32–35View FIGURES 30 – 35. 30 – 31) similar to those of C. wagae  , C. castaneitarsis  and C. aethiopicus  in having a very long embolus with distal loop as long as the tegulum or larger, but distinguished from these three species by the additional flagellum at the embolus kink. RTA with distinct wrinkle (W) basally and building almost a right angle with this wrinkle in ventral view.

Etymology. The specific name refers to the additional flagellum at the embolic kink (Latin “ flagellatus  , -a, - um”, meaning verbatim “whipped”, in the figurative sense “equipped with a whip”); adjective.

Description. Male: PL 5.3, PW 4.5, AW 3.0, OL 6.3, OW 4.5. AME 0.41, ALE 0.31, PME 0.25, PLE 0.26, AME –AME 0.16, AME –ALE 0.15, PME –PME 0.52, PME –PLE 0.55, AME –PME 0.32, ALE –PLE 0.45, clypeus AME 0.15, clypeus ALE 0.19 ( Fig. 87View FIGURES 77 – 87). Spination: Palp: 130, 0 0 0, (1201; stiff setae rather than spines), 1000; legs: femur I –III 323, IV 322; patella 000; tibia I –IV 2024; metatarsus I –III 2024, IV 3036. Ventral metatarsi I –IV with sparse scopula in distal half, without spines or bristles distally. Leg formula: 2143. Measurements of palp and legs: Palp 7.7 (2.2, 1.1, 1.4, -, 3.0), leg I 25.7 (7.1, 2.5, 6.8, 7.3, 1.8), leg II 28.1 (8.1, 2.6, 7.5, 7.9, 2.0), leg III 20.8 (6.3, 2.3, 5.2, 5.5, 1.5), leg IV 25.4 (7.8, 2.4, 6.4, 7.0, 1.8). Cheliceral furrow with 2 anterior and 5 posterior teeth (3 adnate + 2 smaller single teeth), without denticles ( Fig. 76View FIGURES 63 – 76). Margin of chelicerae close to fang base with 3 bristles. Epiandrium with two darker sockets with each 6–10 distal setae (spigots?).

Palp as in diagnosis ( Figs 32–35View FIGURES 30 – 35. 30 – 31). Distal third of cymbium with dorsal scopula. RTA with voluminous base (in retrolateral view), reaching almost middle part of tegulum, distal tip bent. Embolus arising in a 4 -o’clock-position, embolic kink situated at 12 -o’clock.

Colouration in ethanol ( Figs 97–100View FIGURES 88 – 100): Yellowish-brown with anterio-lateral margin of dorsal shield of prosoma and distal chelicerae darker. Sternum, ventral coxae, gnathocoxae, labium and ventral femora pale yellowishbrown. Palp and legs yellowish-brown with distal segments darker. Dorsal and lateral opisthosoma with elongate small patches.

Female: unknown.

Distribution. Only known from the type locality ( Fig. 173View FIGURE 173).

MMBC

Moravske Muzeum [Moravian Museum]

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Cebrennus