Hortipes griswoldi, 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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03938717-FFCD-FFEA-FCF8-7E28FB3AFF62

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scientific name

Hortipes griswoldi
status

new species

Hortipes griswoldi   , new species Figure 17 e, f View Fig ; Map 4 View Map 4

TYPES: Male holotype: sifting leaf litter in indigenous forest, elev. 1100 m, Ceylon Forest W of Sabie, Mpumalanga region, East Transvaal, South Africa S25°05', E30°42' (4 December 1996; C. Griswold) ( CAS) GoogleMaps   .

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

DIAGNOSIS: Males of H. griswoldi   are recognized by the RTA with two sharp, diverging prongs pointing up, the external one being much wider than the internal one.

MALE: Measurements. Total length 1.76; carapace 0.84 long, 0.68 wide; length of fe: I 0.62, II 0.65, III 0.54, IV 0.78. Leg spination. Fe: I rv 2; IV plt 0 rlt 0; ti: I, II vsp 5; mt: III plt 0 vt 0 rlt 0; IV plt 0 vt 1 rlt 0. Coloration. Carapace orange, chelicerae and sternum orange yellow. Legs orange. Abdomen apricot, no pattern. Palp. RTA ventral swelling, its retrolateral side provided with two sharp, diverging prongs pointing up, the external one with broad side exposed, internal one transverse, broad side facing forward; cymbium fairly elongate, without retrolateral concavity or series of long curved setae; sperm duct fairly narrow over entire course, slightly more narrowed toward embolus, with sharp turn before entering subcircular swelling at base of embolus; MA originating in center of tegulum, with fairly narrow, short, slightly curved base, sharply curved forward, then backward, ending in evenly curved part pointing forward; embolus originating on triangular extension on posterior part of tegulum, whiplike, looped over slightly less than 360° (fig. 17e, f).

FEMALE: Unknown.

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CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Corinnidae

Genus

Hortipes