Tabuina baiteta, Maddison, Wayne P., 2009

Maddison, Wayne P., 2009, New cocalodine jumping spiders from Papua New Guinea (Araneae: Salticidae: Cocalodinae), Zootaxa 2021, pp. 1-22 : 11-13

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Tabuina baiteta

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Tabuina baiteta   new species

( Figs 44–50 View FIGURES 37 – 50 )

Type material. Holotype male in RBINS with labels: " PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Madang Province, Baiteta   Forest, S 5 °01' E 145 ° 45 '. Canopy fogging, especially Celtis latifolia   ( Ulmaceae   ). 21 June 1995. Olivier Missa." and " Tabuina baiteta Maddison   , Holotype ". Paratypes: 11 males and 8 females with same data.

Etymology. Named after the type locality.

Diagnosis. The complex genitalia are distinctive, especially the long embolus with a loop that contacts the cymbium ( Figs 44–45 View FIGURES 37 – 50 ) and the boat-shaped conductor ( Figs 45, 47 View FIGURES 37 – 50 ). Epigynum has sinuate ducts visible just beneath the surface ( Fig. 49 View FIGURES 37 – 50 ).

Description. Male (holotype). Carapace length 2.9; abdomen length 2.8. Chelicerae: large but not elongate or projecting. Three promarginal and three retromarginal teeth. Palpus ( Figs 44–47 View FIGURES 37 – 50 ): embolus long, looping distally into the cymbium then back proximally to be cradled in a boat-shaped conductor. The tip of the embolus is hidden within the tip of the conductor. Tibia of first leg with three pairs of ventral macrosetae; first metatarsus with three pairs. Carapace high; posterior eyes on mild tubercles. PME large, angled diagonally forward. Intercheliceral sclerite not enlarged into a visible horn. Colour: faded, but with dark marking still visible on sides of carapace and abdomen ( Fig. 48 View FIGURES 37 – 50 ). Prominent tufts of pale hairs project lateral to the ALE.

Female (paratype). Carapace length 3.4; abdomen length 4.4. Chelicerae: three promarginal and three retromarginal teeth. Palp with tarsal claw. Tibia of first leg with three pairs of ventral macrosetae; first metatarsus with three pairs. Epigynum ( Figs 49–50 View FIGURES 37 – 50 ) with posterior openings and sinuate ducts visible; internally with highly coiled ducts. Carapace as in male. Colour: similar to that of male.


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