Hortipes auriga, 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-

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Hortipes auriga
status

new species

Hortipes auriga   , new species Figure 27a, b View Fig ; Map 3 View Map 3

TYPES: Male holotype: Nyungwe Forest, elev. 2100 m, Congo S02°30', E29°15' (March 1951; N. Leleup) ( MRAC 092.537 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

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large for the genus, bear a very long, whiplike embolus.

DIAGNOSIS: Males of H. auriga   are recognized by the semicircular course of the MA in dorsolateral view in combination with the peculiar shape of the RTA.

MALE: Measurements. Total length 2.73; carapace 1.22 long, 0.97 wide; length of fe: I 0.95, II 1.00, III 0.81, IV 1.16. Leg spination. Fe: I rv 2; IV plt 0 rlt 0; ti: I, II vsp 6; mt: III plt 0 vt 0 rlt 0; IV plt 0–1 vt 1 rlt 0–1. Coloration. Carapace yellow, lighter at the fovea. Chelicerae yellow. Sternum and legs pale yellow. Abdomen yellowish white, with flat, blade­shaped central, anterior extension, pointing forward; cymbium fairly elongate and narrow as seen from above, with deep retrolateral concavity without series of long curved setae; sperm duct with wide basal part and not much narrower distal part with shallow turn just in front of embolus; MA solid, gradually tapered from thick base to sharp tip, semicircular in dorsolateral view, with two almost orthogonal bends in ventrolateral view; MA with a gutter along most of its length, giving the structure the appearance of an inrolled grass leaf, with one of the rims of the gutter sticking

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and thin, whiplike, looped over 540° (fig. 27a, b).

FEMALE: Unknown.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Corinnidae

Genus

Hortipes