Epidius coloratus, Benjamin, 2017

Benjamin, Suresh P., 2017, Distributional and taxonomic notes on the crab spider genus Epidius with descriptions of five new species (Araneae: Thomisidae), Journal of Natural History 51 (9 - 10), pp. 469-485 : 474

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2017.1302016

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:15B56D3E-69FB-46CD-8AFE-34919B844D14

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C1879B-B035-7267-C8C2-FEF4FE42FA6C

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Epidius coloratus
status

sp. nov.

Epidius coloratus sp. nov.

( Figures 2 View Figure 2 (e, f) and 3(a, b))

Type material

Holotype, male, Malaysia, Sabah, Crocker Range. Ulu Senagang, 5.36° N, 11.03° E, Dendrocnidae sp. 1 15, leg. A. Floren, 18 August 2009, RMNH.ARA.15921. GoogleMaps

Diagnosis

Distinguished from known congeners by distinctive filiform E ( Figure 3 View Figure 3 (a, b)), C (ovoid, curved tip, Figure 3 View Figure 3 (a, b)), presence of a filiform MA and oval, curved RTA ( Figure 3 View Figure 3 (a)).

Etymology

Refers to the intense golden colour of the holotype.

Description

Male. Total length: 3.6; prosoma length: 1.8, width: 1.5. Leg I: femur 2.5, patella 0.9, tibia 2.4, metatarsus 2.1, tarsus 0.9. Prosoma dark yellow, eye regions darker, without prominent markings or conspicuous setae. Opisthosoma without spots or markings, folium absent. Leg formula 1243, ALE> PLE> PME> AME. AER, PER recurved, eyes on brown-coloured mounds, but not touching. Palps as in Figure 3 View Figure 3 (a, b), femur and tibia characteristically elongated, femur as long as tibia, furnished with 6 thick spines and MTr. RTA present, ovoid, curved. Bulbus ovoid. C ovate, curved tip surrounds E. MA present in between C and tegulum. Embolus broad based, filiform ( Figure 3 View Figure 3 (a, b)).

Female. Unknown.

Distribution

Malaysia, Sabha, Crocker Range and Brunei.

Remarks: during the production process of this paper I received images of the Epidius species from Brunei illustrated on p. 307 of Koh and Tzi Ming (2014). They are a perfect match to the holotype.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Thomisidae

Genus

Epidius