Epidius elongatus, 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 : 474-477

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-B035-7268-C8C5-FA4FFDC7FDE1

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Felipe

scientific name

Epidius elongatus
status

sp. nov.

Epidius elongatus sp. nov.

( Figures 2 View Figure 2 (c) and 4(b))

Type material

Holotype. Male from Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Khao Yai National Park [14° 26 ʹ 29N, 101°22 ʹ 11E], 800 m, 26 December 1988, leg. C. L. and P. R. Deeleman (RMNH. ARA.15906). GoogleMaps

Etymology

Refers to the rather elongated body and legs of the holotype.

Diagnosis

Distinguished from other known congeners by distinctive shape of E (large, stout, hooklike, tapered fine tip; Figure 4 View Figure 4 (b)), C (triangular, blunt tip; Figure 4 View Figure 4 (b)), lack of a MA and the leaf-shaped RTA ( Figure 4 View Figure 4 (b)).

Description

Male. Total length: 4.5; prosoma length: 2.1, width: 1.5. Leg I: femur 3.9, patella 0.9, tibia 3.9, metatarsus 2.8. tarsus 1.2, Prosoma light brown/yellow, eye regions darker, without prominent markings or conspicuous setae. Opisthosoma with white spots, dorsally with a dark brown folium and spots. ALE> PLE> PME> AME. AER, PER recurved, eyes on brown-coloured mounds, but not touching. Leg formula 1243. Palps as in Figure 4 View Figure 4 (b), femur and tibia characteristically elongated, femur as long as tibia, furnished with 3 thick spines and MTr. RTA present, leaf-shaped. Bulbus ovoid. C triangular, stout tip without serration. MA absent. Embolus large, stout, C-shaped, tapered tip ( Figure 4 View Figure 4 (b)). SDT with an inward turn just below the embolic base ( Figure 4 View Figure 4 (b)).

Female. Unknown.

Natural History

Extracted from label: ‘in dead Pending leaf in dense extended cocoon’.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Thomisidae

Genus

Epidius