Civizelotes ibericus, Senglet, 2012

Senglet, Antoine, 2012, Civizelotes new genus, and other new or little known Zelotinae (Araneae, Gnaphosidae), Revue suisse de Zoologie 119 (4), pp. 501-528 : 518

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Civizelotes ibericus

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Civizelotes ibericus sp. n. Figs 58-66

HOLOTYPE: SPAIN, Andalusia, Cordoba, Breña dam, evergreen oaks litter, 37°51'N 05°04'W; Ƌ; 01.06.2002. GoogleMaps

PARATYPES: SPAIN, Nueva Castilla / La Mancha, Toledo, Cardiel de los Montes ( rio Alberche ), 40°02'N 04°39'W; 1 ♀ (with vulva in microvial); 15.06.1969 GoogleMaps . – Andalusia, Granada, Pradollano (S. Nevada), stones, dwarf Juniperus, 2350 m., 37°07'N 03°24 2 ♀ (with vulva in microvial); 28.05.2002 . – Huelva, Santa Olalla ( rio Cala ), 37°55'N 06°11'W; 1 ♀; 04.07.1969 GoogleMaps .

ETYMOLOGY: The species name reflects the biogeography of the new species.

DESCRIPTION of Ƌ: Prosoma tawny-brown, with a few posterior bristles. Opisthosoma grey, with medium-long hairs. Legs brown. Total length 4.00. Prosoma: 1.90 long, 1.43 wide, 0.80 wide at level of posterior eyes. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.06, ALE 0.08, PME 0.07, PLE 0.07; AME-AME 0.06, AME-ALE 0.01, PME- PME 0.03, PME-PLE 0.04, ALE-PLE 0.04. MOQ length 0.20, front width 0.34, back width 0.40. Clypeus: 0.08 from AME, 0.05 from ALE. Pedipalp (Figs 58-62): Patella longer than dorsal tibia length. Terminal plate of embolar radix expanded into a posterior branch catching the embolar loop (Fig. 62). Radix expanding into a membranous flap along the embolus (Fig. 61). Radix emitting a pointed apophysis at base of embolus. Relict embolar base less reduced than in C. gracilis and C. pygmaeus , coupled to a relict terminal apophysis. Strong median apophysis with a large elevated base. Leg spination: Femora III r001; IV p001, r001; metatarsi I v000, II v220. Tarsi I, II scopulate. Scutum occupying 1/4 of opisthosoma length.

DESCRIPTION of ♀: Prosoma dark brown. Opisthosoma black, with mediumlong hairs. Legs brown, with tarsi and metatarsi slightly lighter; old specimens much lighter. Total length 3.60. Prosoma: 1.46 long, 1.10 wide, 0.58 wide at level of posterior eyes. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.05, ALE 0.08, PME 0.07, PLE 0.07; AME- AME 0.03, AME-ALE 0.01, PME-PME 0.03, PME-PLE 0.03, ALE-PLE 0.04. MOQ length 0.19, front width 0.28, back width 0.31. Clypeus: 0.06 from AME, 0.03 from ALE. Epigynum with sinuous lateral folds (Fig. 66). Anterior median sector filled with a globular epigynal plate containing two slits; lateral pockets situated below the folds. Vulva (Figs 63-65). Leg spination: Femora IV p001, r001; metatarsi I, II v220. Tarsi I, II scopulate.

DIAGNOSIS: Civizelotes ibericus differs from the other two species in this group: 1 Absence of a prolateral tegular apophysis ["h” for “Höcker des Tegulum” in Miller (1967: pl. 4, figs 3-4, 7-8)]. 2 Embolar base less vestigial and presence of a relict terminal apophysis at its base. The female paratypes found in central and southern Spain are indicating a wide distribution in Spain, and the probability that they are conspecific with the male holotype is great .