Hortipes alderweireldti, BOSSELAERS & JOCQUÉ, 2000

BOSSELAERS, JAN & JOCQUÉ, RUDY, 2000, Hortipes, A Huge Genus Of Tiny Afrotropical Spiders (Araneae, Liocranidae), Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2000 (256), pp. 4-4 : 4-

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https://doi.org/ 10.1206/0003-0090(2000)256<0004:HAHGOT>2.0.CO;2

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Hortipes alderweireldti

sp. nov.

Hortipes alderweireldti View in CoL , new species Figure 30a, b View Fig ; Map 5 View Map 5

TYPES: Male holotype in pitfall trap in relatively dry open forest with ferns, Micomeseng, Equatorial Guinea N02°08', E10°37' (18–27 July 1989; M. Alderweireldt) ( MRAC 170029 View Materials ) GoogleMaps .

ETYMOLOGY: The species is named in hon­ or of Dr. Mark Alderweireldt, who collected the type specimen.

DIAGNOSIS: Males of H. alderweireldti are recognized by the male palp having a thick, circular tegular swelling at the base of the embolus is equally characteristic.

MALE: Measurements. Total length 2.24; carapace 1.11 long, 0.89 wide; length of fe: I 0.86, II 0.92, III 0.73, IV?. Leg spination. Fe: I rv 2; IV plt? rlt?; ti: I, II vsp 6; mt: III plt 1 vt 1 rlt 0; IV plt? vt? rlt?. Coloration. Carapace, chelicerae and sternum yellow brown, legs pale yellow. Legs IV of the only specimen available are missing. Abdomen pale peach, no pattern. Palp. Tibia with thick, almost straight RTA, with grooved prolateral side, swollen dorsal margin, and large hook with tip curved down; cymbium with retrolateral bend with regular series of closely set, long setae; tegulum with large, subcircular, posterior swelling at base of embolus; sperm duct with wide basal part, thin distal part only partly visible; MA with thick, sinuous distal part and sharply bent, slender distal part; embolus long, whiplike, looped over almost 540° (fig. 30a, b).

FEMALE: Unknown.

DISTRIBUTION: Known only from the type locality.













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