Zodarion mostafai Benhalima & Bosmans

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: 104-105

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.4449834

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C67D87F0-0C27-FFE5-FF0A-4D5488360477

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scientific name

Zodarion mostafai Benhalima & Bosmans
status

sp. nov.

Zodarion mostafai Benhalima & Bosmans   sp. nov.

Figures 64–65 View FIGURES 59–69 , 82–85 View FIGURES 82–93 , 102–105 View FIGURES 94–109

Etymology. The species is with pleasure and great love dedicated to Mostafa Bounouar (Rabat, Morocco), husband of the first author of this paper.

Diagnosis. For males, see Z. jeanclaudeledouxi   sp. nov.. Females can be distinghuished from the other species of this group by the presence and the shape of a trapezoid knob in the anterior part of the epigyne, which is absent in the other species.

Description. Measurements: Male (n=3): total length 3.5–5.6; carapace 1.86–3.00 long, 1.2–2.2 wide. Female (n=2): total length 4.2–5.3; carapace 1.95–2.30 long, 1.25–1.55 wide. Colour ( Figs 64–65 View FIGURES 59–69 ): as in Z. ericorum   sp. nov., but in males the tibiae are completely black and the pale part of legs more yellowish, and in the female only Ti IV with proximal part white. Eyes AM=1 (0.12); AL=PL=0.89; PM=0.63; a=0.63; b=0.2; c=0.16; d=0.32; MOQ: AW=0.93PW; L=0.96PW.

Male palp ( Figs 82–85 View FIGURES 82–93 ): tibial apophysis elongated, proximal part relatively wide compared to other species, nearly rectangular, distal part a short knob curved in retrolateral direction; median apophysis with trapezoid proximal part and small, pointed distal part; tip of embolus short, curved in antero-prolateral direction.

Epigyne ( Figs 102–105 View FIGURES 94–109 ): with anteromedian trapezoid structure; posterior margin of epigyne deeply incised; trapezoid structure covering 2 median pockets; spermathecae small, separated by 5 diameters.

Type material. Holotype Ƌ and 1♀ paratypes from MOROCCO: Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Forêt de Maâmora , Sidi Amira, 34°03’06’’N, 06°43’11’’W, leg. S. Benhalima, 6.XI.1989 (litter in Quercus suber   forest) ( ISRM). GoogleMaps  

Paratypes: Same data as holotype, 1Ƌ 1♀ ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   .

Other material examined. MOROCCO: Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Forêt de Maâmora , Sidi Allal-El Bahraoui, 34°07’36”N, 06°33’22”W, leg. S. Benhalima, 12.II.1988 (under bark of Quercus suber   ), 1Ƌ 1♀ ( CSB); GoogleMaps   Forêt de Maâmora, 2 km N Sidi Allal-El Bahraoui, 34°02’41’’N, 06°35’25’’W, leg. S. Benhalima, 3.II.1989, 1Ƌ ( CSB); GoogleMaps   idem, leg. R. Bosmans, 8.II.1996 (litter in Q. suber   forest), 1♀ ( CRB). GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Only known from the Maâmora forest (Map 3).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

CSB

St. John's University/College of Saint Benedict

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zodariidae

Genus

Zodarion