Rumburak bellus, Wesołowska & Azarkina & Russell-Smith, 2014

Wesołowska, Wanda, Azarkina, Galina N. & Russell-Smith, Anthony, 2014, Euophryine jumping spiders of the Afrotropical Region-new taxa and a checklist (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae), Zootaxa 3789 (1), pp. 1-72 : 32-33

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Rumburak bellus

sp. nov.

Rumburak bellus View in CoL sp. nov.

Figs 107–112 View FIGURES 107–112

Holotype: male, SOUTH AFRICA, Western Cape Province, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Potberg , 34°22'S: 20°32'E, fynbos, Protea obtusiflora leaf litter, 6 April 2004, leg. C. Haddad ( NMBA). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. The structure of the pedipalp is similar to that in R. lateripunctatus described below, but differs in the clearly shorter tibia, the longer embolus, the longer proximal lobe of bulb and the blunt tip of the tibial apophysis (pointed in R. lateripunctatus ).

Etymology. The name is derived from the Latin for beautiful.

Description. Measurements. Cephalothorax: length 1.9, width 1.3, height 0.7. Abdomen: length 1.9, width 1.1. Eye field: length 0.7, anterior width 1.1, posterior width 1.2.

Male. General appearance as in Fig. 107 View FIGURES 107–112 . Carapace oval, moderately high, eye field almost black, foveal area light brown, carapace darker towards margins. Some bristles near eyes, sparse colourless hairs on carapace. Clypeus low, dark; chelicerae with two teeth on promargin and single retromarginal tooth, all teeth small ( Fig. 108 View FIGURES 107–112 ), dorsal surfaces of chelicerae with few white scales. Mouth parts and sternum light brown. Abdomen oval, black streak along its anterior margin, dorsum with brown pattern on cream background; brown patches form faint median belt, with darker brown stripes marked by light dots laterally. Sides brown, venter light with three grey streaks. Hairs corresponding to background colour cover abdomen. Spinnerets dark. Legs light brown with darker femora and distal ends of tibiae, clothed in dense brown hairs. Tibia I with three pairs of ventral spines, metatarsus with two pairs and single spine on prolateral surface at distal end. Pedipalps dark yellow. Palpal tibia short, apophysis with blunt tip ( Fig. 111 View FIGURES 107–112 ). Bulb oval with large proximal lobe, sperm duct meandering, embolus long and thin,, accompanying with fine terminal apophysis ( Figs 110, 112 View FIGURES 107–112 ).

Female unknown.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality.


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