Zodarion wesolowskae Bosmans & Benhalima

Benhalima, Souâd & Bosmans, Robert, 2020, Revision of the genus Zodarion Walckenaer, 1833 (part IV). The species of Morocco (Araneae: Zodariidae), Zootaxa 4899 (1), pp. 93-114: 105

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4899.1.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:55498271-85F4-4008-8C86-9F055071B4FE

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4400743

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C67D87F0-0C20-FFE5-FF0A-4C8589BC0287

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scientific name

Zodarion wesolowskae Bosmans & Benhalima
status

sp. nov.

Zodarion wesolowskae Bosmans & Benhalima   sp. nov.

Figures 67 View FIGURES 59–69 , 90–93 View FIGURES 82–93

Etymology. The species is dedicated to Wanda Wesołowska (Wrocław, Poland), in honour of her systematic and taxonomic work on Salticidae   .

Diagnosis. Males of the species can be distinguished from all other Moroccan species of the mostafai   group by the well-developed, sinuous distal part of the tibial apophysis, which is half as long as the proximal part, and much shorter in all other species of the group.

Description. Measurements: total length 3.4; carapace 1.83 long, 1.30 wide. Colour ( Fig. 67 View FIGURES 59–69 ): carapace brown to dark brown; femora black, base of femora III–IV white, other segments white to pale yellowish, tibiae laterally striked with brown; abdomen black, with postero-dorsal spot and oblique lateral whitish stripes. Eyes:AM=1 (0.14); AL=PL=0.64; PM=0.55; a=d=0.36; b=0.32; c=1; MOQ: AW=0.89PW; AW=0.89L.

Male palp ( Figs 90–93 View FIGURES 82–93 ): proximal part of tibial apophysis elongated, 4 times longer than distal part; distal part gently curved, first bent into retrolateral direction, than in antero-dorsal direction, terminally pointed; proximal part of median apophysis gradually narrowing, distal part a strong, pointed tooth; tip of embolus small, terminally curved in anterior direction.

Female: Unknown. It is possible that Z. trianguliferum   is the unknown female of this species.

Type material. Holotype Ƌ from MOROCCO: Béni Mellal-Khénifra, N Khénifra, Source d’Oum Er Rbia, 33°03’04’’N, 05°24’44’’W, 1450 m a.s.l., leg. R. Bosmans, 13.V.1984 (among stones and grasses) ( RBINS). GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Only known from the type locality.

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

RBINS

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zodariidae

Genus

Zodarion