Pseudopoda yuanjiangensis 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: 136

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Pseudopoda yuanjiangensis Zhao & Li
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sp. n.

Pseudopoda yuanjiangensis Zhao & Li  sp. n. Figs 33, 37

Type material.

Holotype ♀: China, Yunnan Province, Yuxi City, Yuanjiang County, Yangchajie Village Nature Reserve, 23°39.632'N, 101°45.564'E, 2114 m, 4 VI 2015, Z. Chen & F. Li.

Etymology.

The specific name refers to the type locality; adjective.

Diagnosis.

Small to median-sized Pseudopoda  species. Female resembles P. bibulba  (Xu & Yin, 2000) (see Jäger and Vedel 2007: 15, figs 44-59) by: internal duct system with distinct lateral loops visible through cuticle in ventral view as rounded patches (Figure 33A). It can be distinguished from the latter species by the following combination of characters: 1. anterior bands distinct (Figure 33A; absent in P. bibulba  ); 2. lateral lobes much longer in transverse axis, with anterior margins bending posteriolaterally (Figure 33A; anterior margins bending anteriolaterally and then directed medially in P. bibulba  ).

Description.

Female (holotype). Body length 8.5, DS length 2.8, DS width 2.7, OS length 5.7, OS width 4.0. Eyes: AME 0.18, ALE 0.28, PME 0.21, PLE 0.32, AME-AME 0.19, AME-ALE 0.11, PME-PME 0.28, PME-PLE 0.37, AME-PME 0.40, ALE-PLE 0.31, CH AME 0.35, CH ALE 0.30. Leg formula: II-I-IV-III. Spination: palp 131, 101, 2121, 1004; legs: femur I-II 323, III 322, IV 331; patella I-IV 001; tibia I-III 2026, IV 2025; metatarsus I-II 2024, III 3025, IV 3037. Measurements of palp and legs: palp 5.8 (1.7, 1.0, 1.3, -, 1.8), leg I 13.9 (4.0, 1.9, 3.5, 3.2, 1.3), leg II 15.2 (4.3, 2.1, 4.0, 3.4, 1.4), leg III 12.3 (3.7, 1.6, 3.1, 2.8, 1.1), leg IV 13.4 (4.1, 1.6, 3.3, 3.2, 1.2). Promargin of chelicerae with three teeth, retromargin with four teeth. Cheliceral furrow with ca. 38 denticles.

Epigyne as in diagnosis. Epigynal field longer in transverse axis, with anterior bands and trilobate anterior margin. Lateral lobes slightly converged on the central axis. Posterior incision of lateral lobe distinct, near the meeting point of lateral lobes. (Figure 33A, B).

Coloration in ethanol: carapace yellowish brown. Radial furrows and fovea dark brown. Dorsal opisthosoma reddish brown, with a bright transverse band in the posterior half. Legs yellowish brown, with randomly distributed reddish brown dots (Figure 33C, D).

Male. Unknown.

Distribution.

Known only from the type locality.