Paratemnoides ellingseni (Beier, 1932)

Mahnert, Volker, Sharaf, Mostafa & Aldawood, Abdulrahman S., 2014, Further records of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones) from Saudi Arabia, Zootaxa 3764 (3), pp. 387-393: 391

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3764.3.8

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scientific name

Paratemnoides ellingseni (Beier, 1932)
status

 

Paratemnoides ellingseni (Beier, 1932) 

Material examined. Al Urdiyah Government, W. Qonouna, 12.V. 2011, 353 m, 19 ° 25 ′ 45.7 ″N, 41 ° 36 ′ 18.1 ″E: 1 ♂ ( MHNGAbout MHNG).

Remarks. This species is widely distributed in central, southern and eastern Africa and Madagascar ( Harvey 2013). It is recorded for the first time from the Arabian Peninsula, representing an additional element of the Afrotropical fauna in the region. The specimen is characterized by its genital morphology, in agreement with the description and figure in Klausen (2005). Additionally, the following characters are diagnostic for this taxon.

Pedipalps: trochanter 1.7 × longer than broad (0.46 mm / 0.27 mm), femur 2.3 × (0.74 / 0.33), patella 2.0 × (0.77 / 0.39), hand with pedicel 1.8 × (0.87 / 0.47), chela with pedicel 2.8 × (1.31 / 0.47) longer than broad, hand with pedicel 1.5 × longer than finger (length 0.57 mm), finger 1.21 × longer than hand breadth; fixed finger with 30, movable finger with 47 teeth. Leg I: femur 1.3 × longer than deep (0.26 / 0.20), patella 2.2 × (0.46 / 0.21), tibia 3.3 × (0.44 / 0.13), tarsus 4.1 × (0.39 / 0.09); leg IV: femur+patella 2.8 × (0.78 / 0.28), tibia 3.6 × (0.60 / 0.17), tarsus 3.6 × (0.40 / 0.11) longer than deep.

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle