Stenaelurillus kavango, Wesołowska, 2014

Wesołowska, Wanda, 2014, Further notes on the genus Stenaelurillus Simon, 1885 (Araneae, Salticidae) in Africa with descriptions of eight new species, Zoosystema 36 (3), pp. 595-622: 604-605

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Stenaelurillus kavango

n. sp.

Stenaelurillus kavango   n. sp.

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TYPE MATERIAL. — Holotype. Namibia, Kavango area, 5 km W from Samsu, Koudam Omuranba , 18°30’S, 19°30’E, pitfall trap, 20-22.VI.1984, leg. E. Griffin, 1 ♀ ( SNM 41667 View Materials ). GoogleMaps  

DIAGNOSIS. — This species can be recognized by structure of epigyne, especially by the presence of accessory glands falling into seminal ducts.

ETYMOLOGY. — The specific names is a noun in apposition, referring to the terra typica (Kavango).

DISTRIBUTION. — Known only from the type locality.



Cephalothorax: length2.8, width 2.5, height 1.4.Abdomen: length 3.1, width 2.4. Eye field: length 0.9, anterior width 1.6, posterior width 1.7.


Unknown. Female

Shape of body typical for the genus, carapace broadened posteriorly, dark brown with pair of whitish streaks along lateral margins and second pairs on thoracic part, whole carapace covered by dense hairs, brownish black on dark background and whitish on light areas.Eye field very short, black, clothed in dense brown bristles and thick short setae, anterior median eyes encircled by short white hairs. Clypeus low, dark. Chelicerae light brownish.Abdomen brownish black with light median band, sides and venter yellowish. Spinnerets dark. Legs light brown with darker patches composed of hairs, distal segments darker than basal. Pedipalps light yellow. Epigyne oval, strongly sclerotized, with copulatory openings placed centrally ( Fig. 5A View FIG ). Internal structures as in Fig. 5B View FIG ; seminal ducts run towards sides and next to epigastric fold, short accessory glands fall into seminal ducts in their initial course.


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