Zodarion alentejanum, Pekár, Stano, Cardoso, Pedro, Barriga, Javier C. & Carvalho, José C., 2011

Pekár, Stano, Cardoso, Pedro, Barriga, Javier C. & Carvalho, José C., 2011, Update to the zodariid spider fauna of the Iberian Peninsula and Madeira (Araneae: Zodariidae), Zootaxa 2814, pp. 19-32: 21-22

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.277157

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CF87F5-0507-FFDB-FF3C-2C2C81A8FB78

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Plazi

scientific name

Zodarion alentejanum
status

sp. n.

Zodarion alentejanum   sp. n. Pekár & Carvalho

Figs 1–2 View FIGURES 1 – 2

Type material. Holotype female. Portugal: Setúbal district: Lagoa da Sancha, 6 June 2009, J.C. Carvalho leg. ( SMF).

Etymology. The name is an adjective in neuter derived form the area where it occurs, the Alentejo province in southern Portugal.

Diagnosis. This species belongs to the styliferum   group. It is very closely related to Z. merlijni   both in size and colour. Females are distinguished by the epigyne in which the median plate is about twice as long as wide and the central semi-circular rim is small.

Description. Male unknown.

Female. Total length 3.3–4.1 mm; prosoma 1.5–1.7 mm long, 0.9–1.2 mm wide. Colour. Carapace and chelicera yellow, legs yellow, sternum, coxae and femora pale, abdomen dorsally brown, laterally and ventrally pale. Epigyne: Median plate almost ellipsoid, 2 -times longer than wide, with a semi-circular rim in the centre of the posterior half of plate. The diameter of the rim is half the plate width ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 2 ). Vulva with triangular receptacula separated by 3 x their diameter, irregular large ducts formed as in Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 2 .

Other material. PORTUGAL. Setúbal district: Lagoa da Sancha, 6 June 2009, 11Ƥ+ 2 j, J.C. Carvalho leg. (CSP).

Distribution. It has been recorded only on the sand dunes of the south-western coast of Portugal. But it may occur along the southern coast too ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 11 – 18 ).

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zodariidae

Genus

Zodarion