Pseudopoda conaensis 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: 113-114

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scientific name

Pseudopoda conaensis Zhao & Li
status

sp. n.

Pseudopoda conaensis Zhao & Li  sp. n. Figs 6, 7, 37

Type material.

Holotype ♂: China, Tibet Autonomous Region, Shannan Prefecture, Cona County, Lewang Bridge to Simuzha Scenic Area, roadside and scenic area, 27°49.571'N, 91°43.756'E, 2793 m, 1 VI 2016, J. Wu.

Etymology.

The specific name refers to the type locality; adjective.

Diagnosis.

Small-sized Pseudopoda  species. Male resembles P. roganda  Jäger & Vedel, 2007 (see Jäger and Vedel 2007: 18, figs 63-65) and P. bibulba  (Xu & Yin, 2000) (see Jäger and Vedel 2007: 15, figs 44-59) by: 1. tegulum protruded proximally in retrolateral view; 2. embolus nearly the same width throughout (Figure 7A, B). It can be distinguished from the two congeners by the following combination of characters: 1. basal part of embolus broad (Figure 7B); 2. RTA well developed, dRTA finger-like, bending sharply; vRTA broad, with indention (Figure 6B, C; single-branched RTA in P. bibulba  ; dRTA almost straight in P. roganda  ).

Description.

Male (holotype). Body length 8.3, DS length 3.8, DS width 3.1, OS length 4.5, OS width 2.5. Eyes: AME 0.17, ALE 0.25, PME 0.19, PLE 0.26, AME-AME 0.17, AME-ALE 0.06, PME-PME 0.19, PME-PLE 0.30, AME-PME 0.26, ALE-PLE 0.22, CH AME 0.36, CH ALE 0.26. Spination: palp 131, 101, 2101; legs: femur I-II 323, IV 321; patella I-IV 000; tibia I 1026, II-IV 2026; metatarsus I-II 1014, III 3025, IV 3037. Measurements of palp and legs: palp 5.8 (2.0, 0.8, 1.2, -, 1.8), leg I 15.2 (4.0, 1.8, 4.2, 3.8, 1.4), leg II 16.0 (4.3, 1.9, 4.3, 4.0, 1.5), leg III - (-, 1.4, 3.7, 3.6, 1.3), leg IV 15.6 (4.3, 1.6, 3.8, 4.3, 1.6). Promargin of chelicerae with three teeth, retromargin with five teeth. Cheliceral furrow with ca. 22 denticles.

Palp as in diagnosis. Cymbium relatively widened, with distinct retrolateral bulge beside bulb. RTA arising basally from tibia, well developed. Subtegulum extended, covering the base of conductor in prolateral view (Figure 6 A–C). Sperm duct running submarginally retrolaterally in tegulum. Embolus long, sickle-shaped, arising from tegulum at 9 o’clock position. Conductor arising from tegulum at 12 o’clock position, leaning prolaterally and covering the tip of embolus (Figure 7A, B).

Coloration in ethanol: carapace yellowish brown, with a pair of dark longitudinal lateral bands. Radial furrows and fovea dark brown. Dorsal opisthosoma reddish brown. Legs yellowish brown, with darker brown dots and patches (Figure 7C, D).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution.

Known only from the type locality.