Purcelliana cederbergensis, 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 : 38

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.5920106

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EE8789-3B7A-A155-6AEC-FEF0ADF1FC7B

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Plazi

scientific name

Purcelliana cederbergensis
status

sp. nov.

Purcelliana cederbergensis sp. nov.

Figs 26D View FIGURE 26 , 31 View FIGURE 31 D–F

Type material. Male holotype from South Africa, Western Cape, Cederberg, Wupperthal , 32°16.674’S 19°13.157’E, 1 October 2009, E. Nortje & S. Kritzinger-Klopper leg., deposited in NCA 2012 GoogleMaps /2014.

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

Diagnosis. Males of Purcelliana cederbergensis sp. nov. resemble those of P. problematica by the palp with the embolus mostly straight ( Figs 31B, E View FIGURE 31 ), but are distinguished by the lack of the median tegular projection (present in P. problematica ), embolus laminar and robust (tapering in P. problematica ) and dRTA massive, gently curved ventrally ( Figs 31 View FIGURE 31 D–F). Females are unknown.

Description. Male (holotype). Carapace and legs orange, abdomen gray. Total length: 2.12. Carapace 0.95 long, 0.82 wide; Abdomen 1.06 long, 0.67 wide; Sternum 0.67 long, 0.54 wide; Spinnerets: ALS 0.13 long, 0.11 wide. Eye diameters: AME 0.06, ALE 0.06, PME 0.08, PLE 0.06; interdistances: AME–AME 0.03, PME–PME 0.02. Chelicerae 0.31 long. Leg measurements: II: 2.71 (0.70, 0.39, 0.54, 0.49, 0.59); III: 2.16 (0.55, 0.35, 0.42, 0.46, 0.38); IV: 3.04 (0.81, 0.40, 0.75, 0.60, 0.48). Leg I lost. Palp: vRTA smaller than dRTA; embolus distally sinuous; conductor narrow ( Figs 31 View FIGURE 31 D–F).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution. South Africa, only known from the type locality ( Fig. 34 View FIGURE 34 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Prodidomidae

Genus

Purcelliana