Austrodomus gamsberg, Rodrigues & Rheims, 2020

Rodrigues, Bruno V. B. & Rheims, Cristina A., 2020, An overview of the African genera of Prodidominae spiders: descriptions and remarks (Araneae: Gnaphosidae), Zootaxa 4799 (1), pp. 1-80 : 17-18

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4799.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E295AAC9-09C8-48A3-8C5F-402117381B80

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5920088

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EE8789-3B4F-A161-6AEC-FF24ADBEFD38

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Plazi

scientific name

Austrodomus gamsberg
status

sp. nov.

Austrodomus gamsberg sp. nov.

Figs 9 View FIGURE 9 A–C

Type material. Male holotype from Namibia, Windhoek, Gamsberg Plateau, 23°20’03’’S 16°14’22.2’’E, 19 March 2005, T. L & C. Bird leg., deposited in SMN 46156 View Materials GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The specific name refers to the type locality, noun in apposition.

Diagnosis. Males of Austrodomus gamsberg sp. nov. differ from A. scaber by the palp with the distal half of the embolus robust and ventrally bent in the middle (distal half of the embolus slender and tapering in A. scaber ) ( Figs 9A, B View FIGURE 9 ). Females are unknown.

Description. Male. Total length: 2.03. Carapace 0.98 long, 0.76 wide; Abdomen 1.08 long, 0.66 wide; Sternum 0.74 long, 0.52 wide; Spinnerets ALS 0.18 long, 0.14 wide. Eye diameters: AME 0.06, ALE 0.06, PME 0.04, PLE 0.06; interdistances: AME–AME 0.04, PME–PME 0.04. Chelicerae 0.31 long. Leg formula 4123; measurements: I: 3.09 (0.95, 0.58, 0.56, 0.55, 0.45); II: 2.34 (0.70, 0.40, 0.45, 0.42, 0.37); III: 1.92 (0.55, 0.31, 0.37, 0.35, 0.34); IV: 3.12 (0.86, 0.42, 0.70, 0.64, 0.50). Leg spination: III—femur d0-1-0; tibia v0-0-1r; metatarsus v0-0-1, r0-0-1. IV—femur d1-1-0; tibia v1r-1r-2; metatarsus v2-2-1, r0-0-1. Palp: femur without spine; vRTA subrectangular in ventral view; dRTA with tapered tip and directed ventrally in retrolateral view; conductor triangular, with wide base ( Figs 9 View FIGURE 9 A–C).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution. Namibia, only known from the type locality ( Fig.10 View FIGURE 10 ).

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Prodidomidae

Genus

Austrodomus