Pseudopoda nyingchiensis 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: 121-123

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scientific name

Pseudopoda nyingchiensis Zhao & Li
status

sp. n.

Pseudopoda nyingchiensis Zhao & Li  sp. n. Figs 16, 17, 37

Type material.

Holotype ♂: China, Tibet Autonomous Region, Nyingchi Prefecture, between Sejila Moution to Bayi Town, 29°33.790'N, 94°34.247'E, 3847 m, 13 VI 2016, J. Wu.

Etymology.

The specific name refers to the type locality; adjective.

Diagnosis.

Median-sized Pseudopoda  species. Male resembles P. gogona  Jäger, 2001 (see Jäger 2001: 58, figure 36 a–e) and P. gibberosa  Zhang, Zhang & Zhang, 2013 (see Zhang et al. 2013a: 274, figs 1-12) by: embolus sickle-shaped, with blunt embolic projection, tip pointing prolaterally (Figure 17A, B). It can be distinguished by: RTA well developed, divided into dRTA and vRTA, dRTA finger-like, elongated and curved (Figure 16B, C; dRTA distinctly shorter in P. gogona  and P. gibberosa  ).

Description.

Male (holotype). Body length 9.9, DS length 4.8, DS width 4.3, OS length 5.1, OS width 3.3. Eyes: AME 0.19, ALE 0.25, PME 0.20, PLE 0.32, AME-AME 0.20, AME-ALE 0.10, PME-PME 0.28, PME-PLE 0.38, AME-PME 0.38, ALE-PLE 0.34, CH AME 0.31, CH ALE 0.26. Leg formula: II-I-IV-III. Spination: palp 131, 101, 2111; legs: femur I-III 323, IV 331; patella I-III 001, IV 000; tibia I-IV 2026; metatarsus I-II 2024, III 3035, IV 3037. Measurements of palp and legs: palp 7.2 (2.5, 1.1, 1.3, -, 2.3), leg I 23.5 (6.0, 2.5, 6.3, 6.7, 2.0), leg II 25.6 (6.6, 2.6, 7.0, 7.3, 2.1), leg III 21.8 (6.0, 2.3, 5.8, 6.0, 1.7), leg IV 23.4 (6.3, 2.2, 5.9, 7.0, 2.0). Promargin of chelicerae with three teeth, retromargin with four teeth. Cheliceral furrow with ca. 18 denticles.

Palp as in diagnosis. Retrolateral margin of cymbium swollen. RTA arising basally to mesially from tibia, vRTA broad in retrolateral view (Figure 16 A–C). Sperm duct running submarginally retrolaterally in tegulum. Embolus arising from tegulum at 9 o’clock position. Conductor arising from tegulum at 12 o’clock position, slightly leaning prolaterally to cover the tip of embolus (Figure 17A, B).

Coloration in ethanol: carapace yellowish. Radial furrows and fovea brown. Dorsal opisthosoma brown. Legs yellowish brown, with randomly distributed dark brown dots (Figure 17C, D).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution.

Known only from the type locality.