Hamataliwa aurita, Zhang & Zhu & Song, 2005

Zhang, Jun-Xia, Zhu, Ming-Sheng & Song, Da-Xiang, 2005, Revision of the spider genus Hamataliwa Keyserling from China (Araneae: Oxyopidae), Zootaxa 1017 (1017), pp. 1-17 : 4-6

publication ID

1175­5334

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8222231A-D9DD-4F6E-B54E-93810E723F0C

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/4F6D87F0-FFD1-CB52-896D-6FF0FD73F8F2

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Hamataliwa aurita
status

sp. nov.

Hamataliwa aurita sp. nov.

( Figs. 1–5)

Type material. Holotype female, CHINA: Fujian Province, Wuyi Mountain , N 26°32’, E 116°25’, Aotou, 5 July 2003, C. Zhang leg. ( MHBU) GoogleMaps . Paratypes: 1 male, Fujian Province, Wuyi Mountain , 8 July 2003, C. Zhang leg. ; 1 male, Fujian Province, Wuyi Mountain , 17 July 2003, C. Zhang leg. ; 1 male, Fujian Province, Wuyi Mountain, Tongmu , 14 July 2003, C. Zhang leg. (all MHBU).

Diagnosis. The new species is similar to Hamataliwa puta (O. Pickard­Cambridge, 1894) ( Brady 1970: 87, figs. 21–22, 33–34, 65–67, 113–119) according to the shape of male palp, but it differs from the latter in depression of female epigynum with two longitudinal ridges, spermathecae pear­like ( Figs. 2–3); male palpal organ wide, conductor long with its tip spinous, ventral tibial apophysis thumb­like, retrolateral tibial apophysis flat ( Figs. 4–5).

Etymology. The specific name is derived from the Latin word “auritus, ­a, ­um”, and refers to the auricular basal outgrowth of cymbium of male palp; adjective.

Description.

Female (holotype): Total length 5.80. Prosoma 2.52 long, 1.94 wide; opisthosoma 3.38 long, 1.80 wide. Carapace yellow, with eyes area and lateral margins of clypeus black. Radial furrows indistinct. Eye diameters: AME 0.09, ALE 0.22, PME 0.18, PLE 0.16. Distances AME–AME 0.13, AME–ALE 0.08, PME–PME 0.31, PME–PLE 0.31. First eye row 0.26 wide, second eye row 0.58 wide, third eye row 1.05 wide, fourth eye row 0.58 wide. MOA 0.85 long, front width 0.26, back width 0.58. Clypeus width 0.52. Chelicerae yellow, with two promarginal and one retromarginal teeth. Femur of palp with four dorsal spines. Endites and labium orange. Sternum yellowish, with some erect long setae. Endite longer than wide (0.75: 0.37). Labium longer than wide (0.54: 0.34). Sternum longer than wide (1.17: 0.94).

Opisthosoma long oval; dorsum with many white scales and a mesal wide white yellow longitudinal stripe, posterior end with a pair of small dark patches; venter white yellow, with some lateral scales and a mesal wide dark brown longitudinal band behind the epigastric furrow.

Legs yellow, lacking bands. Tibiae with long dorsal trichobothria, only tibia IV with a short ventral spine distally. Leg formula: 1243.

Leg measurements:

femur patella+tibia Metatarsus tarsus total

I 2.66 3.38 2.16 1.04 9.24

II 2.43 3.06 2.03 0.95 8.47

III 2.07 2.34 1.62 0.77 6.80

IV 2.12 2.25 1.80 0.81 6.98

Epigynum as illustrated ( Figs. 2–3), with a posterior round depression and two lateral longitudinal ridges in it, intromittent orifices at the anterior end of the ridges.

Male. Total length 4.95–5.04. One male total length 4.95: prosoma 2.43 long, 1.98 wide; opisthosoma 2.61 long, 1.35 wide. Carapace pear­like. Eye diameters: AME 0.09, ALE 0.20, PME 0.16, PLE 0.16. Distances AME–AME 0.12, AME–ALE 0.07, PME– PME 0.27, PME–PLE 0.27. First eye row 0.25 wide, second eye row 0.56 wide, third eye row 0.98 wide, fourth eye row 0.56 wide. MOA 0.82 long, front width 0.25, back width 0.56. Clypeus width 0.47. Tibiae III and IV with a pair of short ventral spines distally. Opisthosoma lacking white scales, dorsum with an earthy yellow rhombic patch and two pairs of grayish spots at anterior half part; venter brown, with some yellow brown lines laterally. Other characters similar to those of female. Leg formula: 1243.

Palp measurements:

femur patella Tibia tarsus total

palp 0.70 0.31 0.31 1.12 2.44

Leg measurements:

femur patella+tibia Metatarsus tarsus total

I 2.57 3.24 2.30 1.17 9.28

II 2.39 2.97 2.12 1.08 8.56

III 2.07 2.30 1.67 0.77 6.81

IV 2.07 2.16 1.89 0.81 6.93

Male palp as illustrated ( Figs. 4–5); cymbium with a basal auricular outgrowth; median apophysis almost transverse, with its tip hooked; embolus tapered distally, with a membranous process and a basal twist; conductor long and wide, accompanying the tapered embolus, with a lateral swelling, its tip cuspate and close to distal end of median apophysis; ventral tibial apophysis short and thumb­like, retrolateral tibial apophysis flat.

Distribution. China: Fujian.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Oxyopidae

Genus

Hamataliwa