Vittatus fencha, Zhao, Qingyuan & Li, Shuqiang, 2014

Zhao, Qingyuan & Li, Shuqiang, 2014, A survey of linyphiid spiders from Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China (Araneae, Linyphiidae), ZooKeys 460, pp. 1-181: 44-45

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.460.7799

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scientific name

Vittatus fencha
status

sp. n.

Taxon classification Animalia Araneae Linyphiidae

Vittatus fencha  sp. n. Figs 108, 109, 110, 111

Types.

Holotype ♂: CHINA, Yunnan: Menglun Town: Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve, 21°57.445'N, 101°12.997'E, elevation ca 744 m, 30.07.2007, primary tropical seasonal rain forest, fogging. Paratypes 9♂9♀, same data as holotype; 3♂4♀, 21°57.669'N, 101°11.893'E, elevation ca 790 m, 7.08.2007, primary tropical seasonal rain forest, fogging; 14♂43♀, 21°54.725'N, 101°13.261'E, elevation ca 734 m, 8.08.2007, primary tropical seasonal rain forest, fogging.

Etymology.

The name for this species is derived from the Chinese Pinyin 'fēn chà’, which means ‘forked’, in reference to the fork-shaped anterior radical apophysis in male; term in apposition.

Diagnosis.

It differs from other congeners by the stem-cup-shaped dorsal tibial apophysis (Fig. 108B) and the ribbon-like embolus with a small outgrowth near tip in palp (Fig. 109B); female resembles Vittatus bian  sp. n. in the closely positioned spermathecae (Figs 106C, 110C), but differs in the short and unmodified scapoid (Fig. 110A).

Description.

Male (holotype). Total length: 1.80. Carapace 0.60 long, 0.53 wide, ocular area mildly lifted with short setae, brown. Sternum 0.39 long, 0.39 wide. Clypeus 0.13 high. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.05, ALE 0.07, PME 0.06, PLE 0.06, AME-AME/AME 0.50, PME-PME/PME 1.67, AME-ALE/ALE 0.71, PME-PLE/PLE 0.67, coxae IV separated by 1.50 times their width. Length of legs: I 2.87 (0.75, 0.22, 0.78, 0.70, 0.42), II 2.80 (0.76, 0.20, 0.70, 0.66, 0.48), III 2.17 (0.63, 0.18, 0.50, 0.50, 0.36), IV 2.58 (0.63, 0.16, 0.70, 0.70, 0.39). Leg formula: I-II-IV-III. TmI 0.61, TmIV 0.61. Abdomen brown. Palp: see description of the genus.

Female (one of paratypes). Total length: 1.85. Carapace 0.65 long, 0.56 wide, unmodified, same as male in coloration. Sternum 0.41 long, 0.44 wide. Clypeus 0.13 high. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.04, ALE 0.05, PME 0.04, PLE 0.05, AME-AME/AME 0.8, PME-PME/PME 1.5, AME-ALE/ALE 0.9, PME-PLE/PLE 1.1, coxae IV separated by 1.58 times their width. Length of legs: I 2.59 (0.75, 0.19, 0.64, 0.63, 0.38), II 2.49 (0.69, 0.20, 0.60, 0.60, 0.40), III 2.09 (0.63, 0.16, 0.45, 0.50, 0.35), IV 2.50 (0.70, 0.20, 0.60, 0.60, 0.40). Leg formula: I-IV-II-III. TmI 0.60, TmIV 0.63. Abdomen brown. Epigyne: see description of the genus.

Distribution.

Known only from type localities.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Linyphiidae

Genus

Vittatus