Parabomis, Kulczynski, 1901

Dippenaar-Schoeman, Anna S. & Foord, Stefan H., 2020, Revision of the Afrotropical crab-spider genus Parabomis Kulczyński, 1901 (Araneae: Thomisidae), Zootaxa 4899 (1), pp. 161-174: 163

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4899.1.8

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A0C2249D-1099-4F9E-80F2-04A3770E8744

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4457163

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CF87B1-FFAB-2742-76BF-DF54FA2AF862

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Plazi

scientific name

Parabomis
status

 

Key to the species of Parabomis  

1 Males .............................................................................................. 2

- Females............................................................................................. 7

2 Male palp with RTA divided ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 4–9 ).............................................................. P. levanderi    

- RTA single, not divided................................................................................ 3

3 RTA apex blunt ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 21–25 ); carapace bearing numerous club-shaped setae............................. P. pilosus   sp. nov.

- RTA apex pointed ( Fig.18 View FIGURES 15–20 ); carapace with few club-shaped setae................................................ 4

4 RTA apex directed laterad ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 10–14 )…..................................................................... 5

- RTA apex directed dorsad ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 15–20 )....................................................................... 6

5 RTA apex sharply pointed ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 10–14 ); abdomen profile round............................................. P. martini  

- RTA base broad, beak-like ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 26–30 ); abdomen profile hump-shaped............................... P. wandae   sp. nov.

6 RTA apex sharply pointed ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 15–20 ).......................................................... P. megae   sp. nov.

- RTA apex claw-like ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 4–9 )................................................................. P. elsae   sp. nov.

7 Atrium triangular-shaped ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 10–14 )................................................................. P. martini  

- Atrium round to oval or bell-shaped...................................................................... 8

8 Carapace with numerous club-shaped setae ( Fig. 22 View FIGURES 21–25 ); atrium bell-shaped, anterior edges of atrium thickened ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 21–25 )............................................................................................ P. pilosus   sp. nov.

- Carapace with few scattered club-shaped setae, atrium not bell-shaped........................................... 9

9 Atrium egg-shaped, ventral border thickened ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 26–30 ).......................................... P. wandae   sp. nov.

- Atrium elongate-oval, lateral border thickened............................................................. 10

10 Carapace and legs strongly mottled ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 4–9 )..................................................... P. elsae   sp. nov.

- Carapace and legs uniform ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 15–20 )......................................................... P. megae   sp. nov.