Zodarion jeanclaudeledouxi 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: 104

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.4400737

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C67D87F0-0C27-FFE2-FF0A-4A69881901C3

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Plazi

scientific name

Zodarion jeanclaudeledouxi Bosmans & Benhalima
status

sp. nov.

Zodarion jeanclaudeledouxi Bosmans & Benhalima   sp. nov.

Figures 63 View FIGURES 59–69 , 78–81 View FIGURES 70–81

Etymology. The species is dedicated to the late Jean-Claude Ledoux (†), a well-known French arachnologist and author of many papers on Mediterranean spiders.

Diagnosis. This species is recognized by the wide basal part of the tibial apophysis, suddenly narrowing into the distal part, a character shared with Z. mostafai   sp. nov.. Both species differ from other members of this group by the larger embolar tooth, which is curved in the prolateral direction in Z. jeanclaudeledouxi   sp. nov., while smaller and curved in the anterior direction in Z. mostafai   sp. nov..

Description. Measurements: Male (n=1): total length 2.6; carapace 1.39 long, 1.01 wide. Colour ( Fig. 63 View FIGURES 59–69 ): as in Z. ericorum   sp. nov.. Eyes: AM=1 (0.1); AL=0.62; PM=0.63; PL=0.75; a=0.5; b=d=0.25; c=1.62; MOQ: AW=0.81PW; L= 0.88PW.

Male palp ( Figs 78–81 View FIGURES 70–81 ): tibial apophysis elongated, proximal part wide, rectangular, 3 times longer than distal part, suddenly narrowing into distal part, curved in retrolateral direction, terminaly rounded; median apophysis with wide proximal part and somewhat smaller, curved distal part; tip of embolus distinctly curved in antero-prolateral direction.

Female: Unknown.

Types. Holotype Ƌ from MOROCCO: Béni Mellal-Khénifra , Khénifra, Ouaoumana, 32°42’03’’N, 05°50’27’’W, 800 m a.s.l., leg. R. Bosmans, 17.IV.2012 (stones in wasteland) ( RBINS). GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Only known from the type locality (Map 3).

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