Zodarion bosmansi, Pekár & Cardoso, 2005

Pekár, Stano & Cardoso, Pedro, 2005, Ant-eating spiders (Araneae: Zodariidae) of Portugal: additions to the current knowledge, Zootaxa 1009 (1), pp. 51-60: 55-58

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1009.1.5

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/007C87AC-FFCF-FF88-5835-F901FD7232D3

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scientific name

Zodarion bosmansi
status

sp. n.

Zodarion bosmansi   sp. n.

( Figs 9–12 View FIGURES 9–12 , 17 View FIGURES 13–20 )

Z. segurense: Pekár et al., 2003: 393–394   , fig. 15 (misidentification). Type data. Holotype male: Beja district: Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana, Algodôr (UTM 29 SPB07), 16 July 2003, P. Cardoso leg.; paratypes: same locality, 27 August 2004, 2f, P. Cardoso leg. Type material deposited in SMF.

Material used for comparison. Zodarion segurense   : male holotype, Spain, Jaén , Sierra de Segura, Segura, 25 May 1980, R. Jocqué leg. ( IRSNB)   .

Remark. In our previous paper ( Pekár et al. 2003) we noted some dissimilarities between this species and a closely related Z. segurense Bosmans. As   the type material of Z. segurense   was not available, we could not designate a new species.

Diagnosis. This species is closely related to Z. segurense   and Z. lusitanicum   but it is markedly larger. Males of Z. bosmansi   are further distinguished from these two species by shape of distal end of tibial apophysis, which is terminally truncate and by tip of embolus that is hooked. Females differ in shape of frontal margin of epigyne, which has paired sclerotised lips.

Description. Male: Total length 4.08 mm (SD = 0.31, n = 10), prosoma 2.03 mm (SD = 0.14, n = 10) long, 1.58 mm (SD = 0.14, n = 10) wide. Colour: Prosoma and chelicerae light brown, legs yellow. Sternum yellow with thin brown margin. Opisthosoma dorsally sepia brown, ventrally pale. Palp ( Figs 9–10 View FIGURES 9–12 ): tibial apophysis long and gently curved, terminally truncate. Retinaculum (unnaturally expanded) with distal sharp tooth, embolus hooked, distal tegular apophysis broad and flattened.

Female. Total length 4.84 mm (SD = 0.45, n = 10), prosoma 2.33 mm (SD = 0.13, n = 10) long, 1.71 mm (SD = 0.15, n = 10) wide. Colour: as in males. Epigyne ( Figs 11–12 View FIGURES 9–12 ): median plate wider than long, anterior margin well marked with paired sclerotised lips. Openings at lateral margins.

Material examined. Beja district: Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana (all P. Cardoso leg., CPC): Algodôr (UTM 29 SPB07)   , 30 July 2003, 1f; 13 August 2003, 1m+1f; 27 August 2003, 1m+ 1f; Ribeira de Limas (UTM 29 SPB28)   , 16 July 2003, 1f; 30 July 2003, 8m+2f; 13 August 2003, 1f.

Distribution. Known only from southern Alentejo in Portugal ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 13–20 ).

Etymology. The name is a noun in genitive case, dedicated to Robert Bosmans, who made the extensive revision of this genus.

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

IRSNB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

CPC

Culture collection of Pedro Crous

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zodariidae

Genus

Zodarion

Loc

Zodarion bosmansi

Pekár, Stano & Cardoso, Pedro 2005
2005
Loc

Z. segurense: Pekár et al., 2003: 393–394

Pekar, S. & Cardoso, P. & Meierrose, C. 2003: 394
2003