Cocalus menglaensis Cao & Li

Cao, Qi, Li, Shuqiang & Żabka, Marek, 2016, The jumping spiders from Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China (Araneae, Salticidae), ZooKeys 630, pp. 43-104: 55

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scientific name

Cocalus menglaensis Cao & Li
status

sp. n.

Taxon classification Animalia Araneae Salticidae

Cocalus menglaensis Cao & Li  sp. n. Figs 17, 18, 43

Type.

Holotype ♂: CHINA, Yunnan, Mengla County, Xiaolongha Village, Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve, Biological diversity corridor (21°24.330'N, 101°37.002'E, 801 m), secondary forest, 30 June 2012, Q. Zhao & Z. Chen leg. Paratypes: 1♀, CHINA, Yunnan, Mengla County, Xiaolongha Village, Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve, Biological Diversity Corridor (21°24.265'N, 101°37.300'E, 653 m), seasonal rainforest, 27 June 2012, Q. Zhao & Z. Chen leg.; 1♀, CHINA, Yunnan, Mengla County, Menglun Town, 48 km landmark in Nature Reserve (21°58.704'N, 101°19.748'E, 1088 m), seasonal rainforest, 12 August 2011, Q. Zhao & Z. Chen leg.

Etymology.

The species name is derived from the name of the type locality; adjective.

Diagnosis.

Similar to Cocalus gibbosus  Wanless, 1981 (see Wanless 1981: fig. 4 A–D) by the shape of tegulum and embolus (Fig. 17 C–D), but different in the shape of RTA. Female copulatory openings (Fig. 18A) resemble Cocalus murinus  Simon, 1899 (see Wanless, 1981: 256, fig. 3 A–E), but the epigynal plate has two rectangular and strongly sclerotised posterior projections (Fig. 18A)

Description.

Male (holotype). Total length 8.75, CL 3.75, CW 2.25, AL 5.00, AW 1.50. Eye measurements: AME 0.60, ALE 0.25, PME 0.22, PLE 0.26, AER 1.86, PER 2.00, EFL 1.74. Clypeus 0.31 high. Legs: I 8.10 (2.10, 1.25, 2.00, 1.75, 1.00); II 6.80 (2.00, 1.00, 1.50, 1.50, 0.80); III 7.27 (1.95, 1.20, 1.75, 1.57, 0.80); IV 8.95 (2.50, 1.15, 2.00, 2.20, 1.10).

Carapace dark brown with short recumbent and white setae (Fig. 18C). Eyes surrounded with black except AME. Clypeus covered with dark grey hairs. Chelicerae dark brown, sparsely covered with fine black hairs. Maxillae brownish with dull white tips and dark grey hairs on inner margins. Labium dark brown, tip dull white. Sternum grey-brown, with few black hairs. Abdomen dorsally orange-brown to greyish brown, clothed in short recumbent white hairs. Venter dark greyish. Spinnerets dark brown. Legs generally amber. Spination of leg I: femur d4-1-1; patella p0-1-0; tibia v2-0-2, p1-1-1, r1-1-1; metatarsus v0-2-0, p0-1-0 r0-1-0 d2-1-2. Palp: densely covered by hairs. Cymbium with posterior triangular extension prolaterally (Fig. 17C). Tegulum ovoid, with tegular furrow and dark peripheral seminal duct. Embolus stout, bending ventrally (Fig. 17C).

Female (one of the paratypes). Total length 10.67, PL 4.00, PW 2.67, OL 6.67, OW 2.19. Eye measurements: AME 0.60, ALE 0.30, PME 0.25, PLE 0.35, AER 2.00, PER 2.45, EFL 1.74. Clypeus 0.20 high. Legs: I 8.08 (2.23, 1.53, 2.05, 1.47, 0.80); II 7.10 (2.00, 1.36, 1.74, 1.25, 0.75); III 7.27 (2.10, 1.20, 1.66, 1.41, 0.90); IV 9.91 (2.66, 1.40, 2.25, 2.40, 1.20).

Abdomen dorsally greyish. Spination of leg I: femur d4-1-1; patella p0-1-0, r0-1-0; tibia v2-2-2, p1-0-1, r1-0-1, d1-1-1; metatarsus v0-2-0, d2-0-2. Other characters similar to those of male. Epigyne: dark amber clothed in creamy hairs. Epigyne with two rectangular and strongly sclerotised posterior projections (Fig. 18A). Receptacles massive and phaseoliform, fertilisation ducts located at the posterior part of the receptacles (Fig. 18B).

Distribution.

Known from several localities in Xishuangbanna.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Cocalus