Smeringopina mohoba , Huber, Bernhard A., 2013

Huber, Bernhard A., 2013, Revision and cladistic analysis of the Guineo-Congolian spider genus Smeringopina Kraus (Araneae, Pholcidae, Zootaxa 3713 (1), pp. 1-160: 16

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Smeringopina mohoba
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new species

Smeringopina mohoba  new species

Figs. 120–124View FIGURES 115 – 124, 164, 174View FIGURES 163 – 183, 190– 196View FIGURES 190 – 196

Type. ♂ holotype from Gabon, Ogooué-Ivindo, near Mohoba  Mozeye (0° 16.8 ’N, 13 ° 20.9 ’E), 510 m a.s.l., forest along road, 17.viii. 2011 (B.A. & S.R. Huber), in ZFMK (Ar 10192).

Other material examined. GABON: Ogooué-Ivindo: near Mohoba  Mozeye, same data as holotype, 1 ♀ together with holotype; same data, 1 ♀ 2 juvs. in pure ethanol, in ZFMK (Gab 167).

Etymology. The name is a noun in apposition, derived from the type locality.

Diagnosis. Easily distinguished from congeners by distinctive process of clypeus (cylindrical, weakly sclerotized; Fig. 190View FIGURES 190 – 196) and frontal apophyses on male chelicerae ( Figs. 194View FIGURES 190 – 196; similar S. lekoni  but much shorter), by sclerotized bulbal process ( Fig. 193View FIGURES 190 – 196) and by oval anterior epigynal plate with pair of round, heavily sclerotized areas ( Figs. 164View FIGURES 163 – 183, 195View FIGURES 190 – 196).

Male (holotype). Total body length 2.9, carapace width 1.0. Leg 1: 23.8 (5.7 + 0.4 + 5.9 + 10.3 + 1.5), tibia 2: 3.7, tibia 3: 2.5, tibia 4: 4.0; tibia 1 L/d: 67. Distance PME-PME 90 µm, diameter PME 105 µm, distance PME- ALE 45 µm, distance AME-AME 25 µm, diameter AME 80 µm. Carapace ochre-yellow with brown triangular mark posteriorly and brown lateral margins; ocular area posteriorly brown, clypeus with indistinct brown pattern, sternum dark brown; legs light brown, femora with indistinct darker rings subdistally, tibiae with indistinct darker rings proximally and subdistally; abdomen ochre-gray with dark pattern dorsally, laterally, and ventrally, ventral dark bands with lateral constriction. Habitus as in Figs. 120–121View FIGURES 115 – 124, ocular area slightly elevated, secondary eyes with indistinct ‘pseudo-lenses’; clypeus with cylindrical, weakly sclerotized process near rim ( Fig. 190View FIGURES 190 – 196); deep thoracic pit and pair of shallow furrows diverging behind pit. Chelicerae as in Fig. 194View FIGURES 190 – 196, with lateral apophyses in very distal position, with distinctive, strongly ridged frontal apophyses, without modified hairs. Palps as in Figs. 122–124View FIGURES 115 – 124; coxa with retrolateral apophysis; trochanter with strong but simply rounded ventral apophysis; femur with large retrolateral apophysis directed toward ventrally, with small apophysis at prolateral trochanter-femur joint, without slender ventral projection distally; prolateral femur-patella joint strongly shifted toward ventrally (hidden by bulb in Fig. 122View FIGURES 115 – 124); tarsus with some longer and slightly stronger hairs dorsally; procursus as in Figs. 191–192View FIGURES 190 – 196, with complex membranous and sclerotized structures ventrally, without hinge; bulb with distinctive sclerotized process ( Fig. 193View FIGURES 190 – 196; sperm duct opening not seen). Legs without spines and curved hairs, with few vertical hairs (many hairs missing); retrolateral trichobothrium on tibia 1 at 1.5 %; prolateral trichobothrium present on all tibiae; pseudosegments barely visible.

Female. In general similar to male; clypeus unmodified. Tibia 1: 4.0. Epigynum anterior plate oval with pair of round, heavily sclerotized areas ( Fig. 164View FIGURES 163 – 183, 195View FIGURES 190 – 196); posterior plate laterally with overhanging folds; internal genitalia as in Figs. 174View FIGURES 163 – 183 and 196View FIGURES 190 – 196.

Natural history. Litter-dwelling species.

Distribution. Known from type locality only ( Fig. 114View FIGURE 114).