Pseudopoda putaoensis Zhao & Li

Jiang, Tongyao, Zhao, Qingyuan & Li, Shuqiang, 2018, Sixteen new species of the genus Pseudopoda Jaeger, 2000 from China, Myanmar, and Thailand (Sparassidae, Heteropodinae), ZooKeys 791, pp. 107-161: 124

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scientific name

Pseudopoda putaoensis Zhao & Li
status

sp. n.

Pseudopoda putaoensis Zhao & Li  sp. n. Figs 18, 19, 37

Type material.

Holotype ♂: Myanmar, Kachin State, Putao, Hponkanrazi Wildlife Sanctuary roadside between Camp 2 to Camp 3, 27°37.150'N, 96°58.917'E, 2806 m, 16 XII 2016, J. Wu.

Etymology.

The specific name refers to the type locality; adjective.

Diagnosis.

Median-sized Pseudopoda  species. Male resembles P. platembola  Jäger, 2001 (see Jäger 2001: 57, figure 35 a–e), P. nyingchiensis  Zhao & Li, sp. n. (see Figs 16-17) and P. huberi  Jäger, 2015 (see Jäger 2015: 346, figs 84-90, 97) by: 1. dRTA finger-like (Figure 18B, C); 2. embolus sickle-shaped (Figure 19A, B). It can be distinguished from the three congeners by the following combination of characters: 1. embolic projection pronounced, emerging from the prolateral margin of embolus (Figure 19A, B; absent in P. platembola  ); 2. cymbium slender and elongated (Figure 18B; shorter and wider in P. nyingchiensis  Zhao & Li, sp. n. and P. platembola  ); 3. flange absent near the tip of embolus (present in P. huberi  ).

Description.

Male (holotype). Body length 9.9, DS length 4.7, DS width 4.1, OS length 5.2, OS width 3.0. Eyes: AME 0.19, ALE 0.31, PME 0.19, PLE 0.31, AME-AME 0.19, AME-ALE 0.12, PME-PME 0.29, PME-PLE 0.38, AME-PME 0.36, ALE-PLE 0.28, CH AME 0.35, CH ALE 0.30. Leg formula: II-I-IV-III. Spination: palp 131, 101, 2111, legs: femur I-II 323, III 322, IV 331; patella I-III 101, IV 000; tibia I-II 2226, III-IV 2126; metatarsus I-II 2024, III 3025, IV 3036. Measurements of palp and legs: palp 7.6 (2.6, 1.3, 1.5, -, 2.2), leg I 24.5 (6.5, 2.3, 6.5, 7.0, 2.2), leg II 26.8 (7.0, 2.6, 7.1, 7.8, 2.3), leg III 22.3 (5.6, 2.2, 6.0, 6.3, 1.9), leg IV 23.8 (6.2, 2.1, 6.1, 7.2, 2.2). Promargin of chelicerae with three teeth, retromargin with four teeth. Cheliceral furrow with ca. 30 denticles.

Palp as in diagnosis. Cymbium elongated, retrolateral bulge present. RTA arising mesially from tibia, vRTA broad and humble in retrolateral view (Figure 18 A–C). Sperm duct running submarginally retrolaterally in tegulum. Embolus arising from tegulum at 10 o’clock position. Embolic projection broad and sub-triangular. Conductor arising from tegulum at 12 o’clock position, slightly leaning prolaterally to cover the tip of embolus (Figure 19A, B).

Coloration in ethanol: carapace yellowish. Radial furrows and fovea brown. Dorsal opisthosoma brown. Legs yellowish brown, with randomly distributed dark brown dots (Figure 19C, D).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution.

Known only from the type locality.