Zelotes baeticus, Senglet & Ch-, 2011

Senglet, Antoine, 2011, New species in the zelotes tenuis-group and new or little known species in other zelotes groups (gnaphosidae, araneae), Revue suisse de Zoologie 118 (3), pp. 513-559 : 546-547

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https://doi.org/ 10.5962/bhl.part.117816

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Zelotes baeticus

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Zelotes baeticus sp. n. Figs 129-136

HOLOTYPE: SPAIN, Estremadura, Badajoz, rio Sillo ( Higuera la Real ), 38°06'N 06°41'W; Ƌ (last moult 12.06.2002); 09.06.2002. GoogleMaps

PARATYPES: Same locality as for holotype; 1 Ƌ, 1 ♀ (last moults of Ƌ 27.06.2002, of ♀ 09.06.2002). – 2 Ƌ; same; 14.06.2009 GoogleMaps . – Spain, Andalusia, Cordoba, road Posada-Villaviciosa (under stones in Pinus litter), 37°00'N 05°05'W; 1 Ƌ (last moult 19.06.2009); 02.06.2009 GoogleMaps . – Spain, Huelva, north of La Nava (schist litter), 38°00'N 06°45'W; 3 Ƌ, 2 ♀ (last moults of 2 Ƌ 16.06.2002, of 1 ♀ 11.08.2002); 09.06.2002 GoogleMaps . – Spain, Huelva, Alajar / Aracena (under stones and in vegetation litter), 37°53'N 06°40'W; 1 Ƌ, 2 ♀ (last moults of ♀ 20.07 and 03.08.2009); 09.06.2009 GoogleMaps .

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: SPAIN, Sevilla, Rivera de Benalija (Pintado dam), 38°02'N 05°55'W; 1 ♀ (last moult 24.06.2009) GoogleMaps ; 05.06.2009. – Sevilla , Rio Viar / Castilblanco, 37°42'N 05°53'W GoogleMaps ; 1 Ƌ; 24.06.1969.

ETYMOLOGY: The species name is the adjective of Baetis, the Roman name of the river Guadalquivir.

DESCRIPTION: Prosoma tawny, adorned with very fine adpressed hairs and medium-sized black bristles. Opisthosoma covered with black adpressed hairs and black bristles. Posterior eye row straight or slightly recurved. – Ƌ paratype from Rio Sillo ,: Total length 5.70. Prosoma 2.50 long, 1.90 wide, 0.93 wide at level of posterior eyes. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.07, ALE 0.10, PME 0.07, PLE 0.07; AME- AME 0.05, AME-ALE 0.01, PME-PME 0.06, PME-PLE 0.07, ALE-PLE 0.06. MOQ length 0.24, front width 0.40, back width 0.49. Clypeus : 0.11 from AME, 0.86 from ALE. Pedipalp (Figs 129-133): Patella dorsally longer than tibia. Tibia wider than long. Retrolateral tibial apophysis with parallel margins, truncated, provided with a small tooth. Intercalary sclerite small. Terminal apophysis oblique, in a prolateral position, its apical part wide, depressed into a shallow groove (Fig. 130); its posterior sclerite directly connected to embolus, linked to embolar base by whitish cuticle. Wide hook of median apophysis triangular, forming a gutter. Median apophysis with a large blunt apical protrusion (Figs 131, 133) corresponding to a rounded ventral indentation in basal half of terminal sector of embolus (Fig. 132). Embolar base with an apical projection with a triangular dorsal flap. Tarsi I, II entirely scopulate, metatarsi I, II in apical half. Leg spination: Metatarsi I, II v220; III, IV v221; some large specimens with an additional spine on femur II p011. Scutum occupying 1/5 of opisthosoma length. – ♀ paratype from La Nava: Total length 6.20. Prosoma 2.00 long, 1.43 wide, 0.83 wide at level of posterior eyes. Eye sizes and interdistances: AME 0.07, ALE 0.10, PME 0.06, PLE 0.07; AME-AME 0.04, AME-ALE 0.01, PME-PME 0.05, PME-PLE 0.06, ALE-PLE 0.06. MOQ length 0.21, front width 0.35, back width 0.41. Clypeus: 0.07 from AME, 0.57 from ALE. Epigynum (Fig. 134): Lateral epigynal pockets partially covering lateral folds, extended over posterior level of folds (Fig. 134). Vulva (Figs 135-136). Tarsi and metatarsi I, II entirely scopulate. Leg spination: Tibia III r111; metatarsi III, IV v221; some large specimens with an additional spine on femur II p011 .

REMARKS: Z. baeticus seems to occur in a wide range of biotops: Below stones in Pinus, grass and schist litter.

FIGS 126-136

(126-128) Zelotescordubensis sp. n., leftmalepalp. (126) Holotype, prolateralview. (127 Id., ventral view. (128) Paratype, cymbium discarded, retrolateral view. (129-136) Zelotes baeticus sp. n. (129-133) Leftmalepalp. (129) Emboluscomplex, dorsalview. (130) Prolateralview. (131) Ventralview. (132) Retrolateralview. (133) Apicalview, cymbiumremoved. (134) Epigynum. (135) Vulva, dorsal view. (136) Id., ventral view. Bold lines indicate epigynal folds. Scale lines 0.2 mm.