Mandaneta sudana

Haddad, Charles R. & Bosselaers, Jan, 2010, A revision of the genus Medmassa Simon, 1887 (Araneae: Corinnidae) in the Afrotropical Region, Zootaxa 2361, pp. 1-12: 7

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Mandaneta sudana


Mandaneta sudana  (Karsch, 1880)

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Mandane sudana Karsch,  1880: 377, plate 12, fig. 4 (♂ holotype: GHANA: Adafoah , leg. Ungar, ZMB 2143 - examined). 

Mandaneta sudana Strand,  1932: 140.

Medmassa laurenti Lessert,  1946: 211, figs 10-12 (♂ lectotype andGoogleMaps  ♀ paralectotype, here designated: CONGO D.R.: Eala , 00°03'N, 18°19'E, leg. H.J. Bredo ( MRAC 12419, 12420 - examined; one palp of the male lectotype in MNHG - examined). syn. nov.GoogleMaps 

Remarks. The male lectotype and female paralectotype of Medmassa laurenti  share the same somatic and genitalic morphology as Mandaneta sudana  (Karsch, 1880). This species can be recognised by the very broad carapace, as long as wide, distinctive abdominal chevron markings (Figs 16, 18), and heavily spined ventral tibiae and metatarsi of the anterior legs. The male palpal tegulum is oval with a distally curved embolus and conductor, and fine retrolateral median apophysis  (Fig. 17), and the female epigyne has distinctive arched ridges and anteriorly projecting spermathecae (Fig. 19). The specimens are undoubtedly conspecific and their synonymy is here proposed.


Germany, Berlin, Museum fuer Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitaet


Belgium, Tervuren, Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale