Prostheclina amplior, Richardson & Zabka, 2007

Richardson, Barry J. & Zabka, Marek, 2007, A Revision of the Australian Jumping Spider Genus Prostheclina Keyserling, 1892 (Araneae: Salticidae), Records of the Australian Museum 59 (1), pp. 79-96: 87-89

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.59.2007.1471

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AA594F-ED2F-9314-985D-3EEDDC2DFDC9

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Carolina

scientific name

Prostheclina amplior
status

n.sp.

Prostheclina amplior   n.sp.

Figs 2, 6, 7; Table 1

Material examined. HOLOTYPE male, Kanagra-Boyd National Park , Filly Creek near Jenolan Caves, NSW, (33°49'S 150°02'E), M. M. R. Gray, G.S. Hunt, J. McDougall, 27 March 1976, AM KS29984 GoogleMaps   . PARATYPES 3 males, 2 females, 4 juveniles, details as for holotype.

Other material. ACT: 1 female, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ; 35°28'S 148°52'E, AM KS13841 GoogleMaps   ; New South Wales: 3 females, Carrow Brook , 32°18'S 151°19'E, J. Noble, 21 Apr 1999, AM KS56413, KS56412 GoogleMaps   , 10 Feb 1999, AM KS56391   ; 1 female, Dorrigo National Park, Dome Rd , 1km W of Never Never Picnic Area, 30°21'S 152°47'E, M. R GoogleMaps   . Gray, G. Cassis , 4 Feb 1993, AM KS 037601 View Materials   ; 1 female, Marengo State Forest, 2km NE along Chimney Rd from Chaelundi Rd , 30°07'S 152°26'E, M. R GoogleMaps   . Gray, G. Cassis , 4 Feb 1993, AM KS 037587 View Materials   ; 1 female, Marengo State Forest, Opossum Creek , 30°07'S 152°26'E, M. R GoogleMaps   . Gray, G. Cassis , 18 Feb 1993, AM KS64614   ; 2 males, Mt Dromedary Summit , 36°18'S 150°04'E, D. Bickel, 9 Nov 1985, AM KS23689 GoogleMaps   ; 4 males 6 females, 2 immatures, Kanagra-Boyd National Park, Filly Creek near Jenolan Caves , 33°49'S 150°02'E, M. R GoogleMaps   . Gray, G. Hunt, J. McDougall , 27 Mar 1976, AM KS30018; AM KS29984   ; 1 female, Bondi State Forest , 37°09'S 149°12'E, M. Zabka, 6 Apr 1988, AM KS64510 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male 2 females, Jamberoo Mountain , 34°40'S 150°43'E, J. Noble, 12 Jan 2001, AM KS70904 GoogleMaps   ; 12 Apr 1994, AM KS54048 GoogleMaps   ; 26 Apr 2001, AM KS72898   ; 1 female, Jenolan , 33°49'S 150°02'E, AM KS22277 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Barren Grounds Nat Res, 14km NW Jamberoo, Illawarra Escarp , 34°40'S 150°42'E, Robinson, 12 Mar 2000, AM KS65025 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Boyd River Crossing, 34°03'S 150°05'E, M. R GoogleMaps   . & G. Gray , 3 Mar 1973, AM KS19187   ; 1 male, Washpool State Forest Moongem Rd before Coobadjah , 29°16'S 152°22'E, C. Horseman, 2 Oct 1982, AM KS9229 GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Guthega , 36°21'S 148°25'E, J. Noble, 17 Jan 1992, AM KS 045454 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Tubrabucca , 31°53'S 151°25'E, R GoogleMaps   . Prescott and A. Burns, 18 Jan 1948, NMV   ; 1 female, 1 immature, Point Lookout , New England N.P., 30°29'S 152°25'E, I. Naumann, 12 Nov 1984, ANIC 42-000013 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, 1 female, Monga Forest , 35°28'S 149°54'E, R GoogleMaps   . Moran , 4 Mar 1984, ANIC 42-000005 View Materials   ; 1 male 2 females, 12 immatures, Cobark Forest Park, Barrington Tops , 31°54'S 151°36'E, I. Naumann, 11 Feb 1984, ANIC 42-000003 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 11 Nov 1984, ANIC 42-000001 View Materials GoogleMaps   . Queensland: 1 male, Mount Superbus , 28°13'S 152°26'E, QM S16607 View Materials GoogleMaps   . Tasmania: 1 female, 8 immatures, SW Tasmania, V. V   . Hickman , 2 Feb 1976, AM KS27035   ; 2 males, Farmhouse Creek, Picton Rd , 43°15'S 146°38'E, D. Bickel, 22 Jan 1989, AM KS56414 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Tarraleah ; 42°18'S 146°24'E, V. V GoogleMaps   . Hickman , 1 May 1952, AM KS31050   ; 1 male, 2 females, Mount Field National Park, Russell Falls ; 42°45'S 146°50'E, D. Bickel, 25 Jan 1989, AM KS56352 GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Bathurst Harbour, eastern entrance, Old River ; 43°21'S 146°10'E, J. Waterhouse, 14 Feb 1987, AM KS17513 GoogleMaps   ; 2 males, 1 female, Western Creek ; 41°39'S 146°30'E, 31 Jan 1930, AM KS30969 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, 1 female, 1 immature, Lenah Valley ; 42°52'S 147°17'E, V. V GoogleMaps   . Hickman , 4 Jan 1934, AM KS30961   ; 1 male, Tarraleah ; 42°18'S 146°24'E, V. V GoogleMaps   . Hickman , 27 Dec 1954, AM KS31049   ; 1 female, 7 immatures, Mount Nelson ; 42°56'S 147°20'E, J.L. Hickman, 5 Apr 1987, AM KS31577 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Hellyer River, south of Wynyard ; 41°14'S 145°31'E, D. Bickel, 29 Jan 1989, AM KS56369 GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, SW Tasmania, L. Hill, 4 Feb 1978, AM KS27080   ; 1 female, SW Tasmania; C.L. Howard, 19 Jan 1978, AM KS27126   ; 1 male, Gordon River Rd and Little Florentine Rd ; D. Bickel, 5 Feb 1983, AM KS53426   ; 4 females, Ferntree ; 42°55'S 147°15'E, V. V GoogleMaps   . Hickman , 4 Mar 1964, AM KS31073   ; 1 female, south of Tayene ; 41°20'S 147°26'E, D. Bickel, 1 Nov 1989, AM KS56347 GoogleMaps   ; 1 immature, Andrew River Caves area ; 42°20'S 145°47'E, M. R GoogleMaps   . Gray, Eberhard , 22 Mar 1988, AM KS20899   ; 1 female, Melaleuca ; 43°26'S 146°07'E, M.L. Potts, Feb 2000, SAM NN19595 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Tunnel Hill ; 42°51'S 147°24'E, K.C. Collins, 16 Jan 1974, AM, KS19233 GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Flowery Gully ; 41°16'S 146°49'E, G. Hunt, 25 Oct 1988, AM KS56328 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Mount Field National Park, Lyrebird Walk ; 42°45'S 146°50'E, D. Bickel, 25 Jan 1989, AM KS56348 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Liffey Falls ; 41°30'S 147°02'E, V. V GoogleMaps   . Hickman , 14 May 1953, AM KS31078   ; 1 male, Lake Pedder ; 42°50'S 145°59'E, A. Neboiss, 1 Feb 1965, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Birthday Bay and Hibbs Lagoon ; 42°27'S 145°15'E, ANZSS GoogleMaps   Expedition , Jan 1983, S61011 View Materials   ; 30 males and females 4 immatures, Pelion Hut , 3km S Mt Oakleigh; 41°50'S 146°03'E, I. Naumann, 5 Feb 1990, ANIC 42-000015 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; Mar 1991, ANIC 42-000004 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 3 males, 1 female, Weldborough ; 41°50'S 146°03'E, I. Naumann, J. Cardale, 13 Jan 1983, ANIC 42-000014 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Melaleuca ; 43°26'S 146°07'E, E. Nielsen, E. Edwards, 3 Dec 1990, ANIC 42-000007 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Mount Rufus ; 42°07'S 146°07'E, J. Lawrence, T GoogleMaps   . Weir , 26 Jan 1980, ANIC 42-000006 View Materials   : 2 males 1 female Lake St Clair , 42°04'S 146°10'E, 25 Jan 1980, ANIC 42-000008 View Materials GoogleMaps   . Victoria: 1 female, Otway Ranges , 9.5 km SSE Beech Forest, 38°43'S 143°37'E, LaTrobe University Otway Survey, 19 May 1975, AM KS50829 GoogleMaps   ; 3 males, Blanket Bay, Otway National Park , 38°50'S 143°35'E, D. Bickel, 4 Dec 1994, AM KS 045180 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 3 males 6 females, Otway Ranges, Young Creek Rd, 38°40'S 143°29'E, G. Milledge, 15 Nov 1994, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, 2 females, Tarra-Bulga National Park, Strzelecki Ranges, Tarra Valley Picnic Area , 38°27'S 146°32'E, G. Milledge, 14 Nov 1995, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 10 Jan 1996, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 3 females, The Big Culvert , 2.5 km ENE of Mt Observation, 37°34'S 145°52'E, G. Milledge, 19 Feb 1996 NMV GoogleMaps   ; 4 males, Phillips Track , 0.5km N of Triplet Falls, 38°40'S 143°29'E, G. Milledge, 31 Jan 1995, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 2 males, Aire Crossing Track, 0.5km N of Aire River Crossing, 38°42'S 143°29'E, G. Milledge, 31 Jan 1995, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 2 females 1 immature, Young Creek Road, 0.4km NW of Triplet Falls, 38°40'S 143°29'E, G. Milledge, 31 Jan 1995, NMV GoogleMaps   ; P. Lillywhite , 31 Jan 1995, NMV   ; 1 male 1 immature, Myrtle Gully Reserve , 3.4 WSW of Mount Donna Buang, 37°43'S 145°38'E, G. Milledge, 29 Nov 1994, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 21 Jan 1995, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 2 males, 2 females 1 immature, Croydon , 37°48'S 145°17'E, S.W. Fulton, 11 Jan 1909, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 28 Feb 1909, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 2 females, Young Creek Road, 0.2 km NE of Ciancio Creek Crossing, 38°40'S 143°29'E, P. Lillywhite, 31 Jan 1995, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Phillips Track, Youngs Creek Crossing, 0.6 km N Triplet Falls, 38°40'S 143°29'E, P. Lillywhite, G. Milledge, 30 Oct 1991, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 3 males, Gunyah-Toora Road , 2km SSW of Gunyah Gunyah, 38°32'S 146°19'E, G. Milledge, 5 May 1996, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 immature, 0.7km N of Acheron Gap, 7 km NE of Mount Donna Buang , 37°40'S 145°44'E, G. Milledge, 29 Aug 1996, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Sassafras , 37°52'S 145°21'E, Jan 1922, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 2 males, 1 female, Maits Rest , 10km W of Apollo Bay; 38°45'S 143°34'E, K. Walker, 18 Feb 1992, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 2 females, 3.5 km SW of Beauchamp Falls , 38°40'S 143°35'E, G. Milledge, 16 Mar 1992, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Jeeralang West Road , 0.1km N of Binns Hill Junction, 38°27'S 146°29'E, G. Milledge, 14 Nov 1995, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Jeeralang West Rd , 0.1km N of Binns Hill Junction, 38°27'S 146°29'E, G. Milledge, 10 Jan 1996, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 4 females, 1 immature, Beauchamp Falls , 33.6km ESE of Beech Forest, 38°39'S 143°36'E, K. Walker, 18 Feb 1992, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Mount Buffalo , 36°43'S 146°46'E, A. Neboiss, 24 Feb 1955, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, 1 immature, Dart- Mitta Road Junction , 36°32'S 147°31'E, 4 Mar 1973, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, The Big Culvert , 2.5km ENE of Mount Observation, 37°34'S 145°52'E, G. Milledge, 28 Dec 1995, NMV GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Mount Baw Baw , 37°50'S 146°17'E, M. Baehr? 5 Jan 1973, QM S61201 View Materials GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. White scales on cephalothorax and around eyes, no clypeal mat of hairs (separating it from P. pallida   ), square brown end to abdomen, male copulatory organs without well-developed prolateral distal tegular lobe (separating it from P. basilonesa   ), female copulatory organs with proximal seminal ducts coiled anterior to spermatheca (separating it from P. basilonesa   and P. pallida   ).

Description

Male. Relatively large species, cephalothorax orange with clear dark brown marks and striae on the thorax, faint median white strip of hairs, eye field brown, AME fringe sparse, white scales on cephalothorax and around eyes, clypeus dark brown with no mat of hairs, chelicera dark brown with large, pointed retromarginal tooth and one large fissident promarginal tooth, maxillae brown, labium brown, sternum brown, abdomen dorsal orange with black pattern, ventral with brown markings and squared posterior lip, L1 larger and stronger than in other species, F1 with brown and yellow patches, P1, T1, M1 and Ts1 orange, T1 and M1 strongly fringed, (P1+ T1) relatively long, L2–4 yellow, palps yellow, male copulatory organs with distal and proximal tegular lobes. Dimensions: holotype 2.3 mm CL, 0.77 AEW/CL, 0.51 AMEW /CL, 0.92 CW/CL, 0.76 PEW/CL, 0.54 EFL / CL, 0.64 CWP/CL, 1.22 AL/CL, 0.81 AW/CL, 0.57 CH /CL, 0.081 ClH/CL, 0.43 ChH/CL, 0.46 StL/CL, 0.34 StW/CL, 1.12 (P1+ T1 /CL)   .

Female. Relatively large species, cephalothorax orange with dark orange/brown marks on the thorax, eye field black, AME fringe sparse, sparse hairs covering cephalothorax, clypeus yellow, chelicera yellow with large, pointed

retromarginal tooth and a large fissident promarginal tooth, maxillae yellow, labium yellow, sternum yellow, dorsal abdomen vanilla with black pattern, ventral abdomen yellow, L2–4 yellow, palps yellow, female copulatory organs with proximal seminal ducts coiled anterior to spermatheca, the spermathecae, accessory glands in insemination ducts well developed. Dimensions: paratype 2.3 CL, 0.71 AEW/CL, 0.42 AMEW/CL, 0.82 CW/CL, 0.71 PEW/CL, 0.47 EFL/ CL, 0.61 CWP/CL, 1.24 AL/CL, 0.97 AW/CL, 0.61 CH/CL, 0.053 ClH/CL, 0.40 ChH/CL, 0.37 StL/CL, 0.32 StW/CL, 0.63 (P1+T1/CL).

Distribution. Tasmania, to southern Queensland in higher, cooler and wetter regions (Fig. 7).

Etymology. From AMPLIOR = large.

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

AM

Australian Museum

NMV

Museum Victoria

QM

Queensland Museum

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

SAM

South African Museum

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics