Zodarion, Walckenaer, 1826

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: 95-96

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Key to the Zodarion   species of the Moroccan region

Males (male of Z. trianguliferum   unknown)

1 Tibial apophysis equal to or shorter than the tibia’s diameter ( Figs 3 View FIGURES 1–6 , 9 View FIGURES 7–14 , 15, 19 View FIGURES 15–22 ).................................... 2

- Tibial apophysis much longer than the tibia’s diameter ( Figs 32–33, 37–38, 42–43 View FIGURES 29–43 , 72–73, 76–77, 80–81 View FIGURES 70–81 , 84–85, 88–89, 92–93 View FIGURES 82–93 ).............................................................................................. 3

2 Embolus gradually narrowing; median apophysis small ( Figs 10 View FIGURES 7–14 , 20 View FIGURES 15–22 ).................................... Z. pallidum  

- Distal part of embolus needle-like; median apophysis large ( Figs 4 View FIGURES 1–6 , 16 View FIGURES 15–22 )................................ Z. isabellinum  

3 Embolus terminally with two teeth ( Figs 29–30, 34–36, 39–41 View FIGURES 29–43 )................................................. 4

- Embolus terminally with one tooth ( Figs 70–71, 74–75, 78–79 View FIGURES 70–81 , 82–83, 86–87, 90–91 View FIGURES 82–93 )............................... 6

4 Tibial apophysis with oblique retrolateral groove ( Figs 32–33 View FIGURES 29–43 ).......................................... Z. valentii  

- Tibial apophysis without oblique retrolateral groove ( Figs 37–38, 42–43 View FIGURES 29–43 )......................................... 5

5 Tibial apophysis elongated, with median blunt tooth ( Figs 37–38 View FIGURES 29–43 )..................................... Z. maculatum  

- Tibial apophysis shorter, with recurved tip ( Figs 42–43 View FIGURES 29–43 )..................................... Z. maghrebense   sp. nov.

6 Tibial apophysis narrow from its base ( Figs 72–73, 76–77 View FIGURES 70–81 , 92–93 View FIGURES 82–93 ).............................................. 7

- Tibial apophysis wide ( Figs 80–81 View FIGURES 70–81 , 84–85, 88–89 View FIGURES 82–93 )........................................................... 9

7 Distal part of tibial apophysis well developed, bent in dorso-lateral direction ( Figs 92–93 View FIGURES 82–93 )......... Z. wesolowskae   sp. nov.

- Distal part of tibial apophysis small ( Figs 72–73, 76–77 View FIGURES 70–81 )...................................................... 8

8 Tibial apophysis gradually narrowing, with recurved tip ( Figs 76–77 View FIGURES 70–81 )............................. Z. ericorum   sp. nov.

- Tibial apophysis terminally widened into a spoonlike tip ( Figs 72–73 View FIGURES 70–81 )........................... Z. azrouense   sp. nov.

9 Tibial apophysis truncate terminally, tip slightly recurved ( Figs 88–89 View FIGURES 82–93 )............................... Z. ogeri   sp. nov.

- Tibial apophysis rounded terminally, tip distinctly recurved ( Figs 80–81 View FIGURES 70–81 , 84–85 View FIGURES 82–93 ).................................. 10

10 Tibial apophysis less elongated, with wide recurved tip ( Figs 78–79 View FIGURES 70–81 )..................... Z. jeanclaudeledouxi   sp. nov.

- Tibial apophysis elongated, with small recurved tip ( Figs 82–83 View FIGURES 82–93 )................................. Z. mostafai   sp. nov.

Females (females of Z. jeanclaudeledouxi   sp. nov., Z. ogeri   sp. nov. and Z. wesolowskae   sp. nov. unknown)

1 Epigyne flat, without large pit ( Figs 5 View FIGURES 1–6 , 12 View FIGURES 7–14 , 17, 21 View FIGURES 15–22 )............................................................ 2

- Epigyne with large pit, mostly near the posterior border ( Figs 44–58 View FIGURES 44–58 ), rarely in the median part ( Figs 94–101 View FIGURES 94–109 ) or in the anterior part of the epigyne and accompanied by a chitinised knob ( Figs 102–109 View FIGURES 94–109 )........................................ 3

2 Median plate rectangular ( Figs 5 View FIGURES 1–6 , 17 View FIGURES 15–22 )............................................................ Z. isabellinum  

- Median plate trapezoid ( Figs 12 View FIGURES 7–14 , 21 View FIGURES 15–22 ).............................................................. Z. pallidum   3 Epigyne with pit situated at posterior border ( Figs 44–45, 49–50, 54–55 View FIGURES 44–58 )......................................... 4

- Epigyne with pit in the median or anterior part ( Figs 94–95, 98–99, 102–103, 106–107 View FIGURES 94–109 )............................. 6

4 Epigynal pit with postero-median angularity ( Figs 49–50 View FIGURES 44–58 )........................................... Z. maculatum  

- Epigynal pit without postero-median angularity ( Figs 44–45, 54–55 View FIGURES 44–58 )............................................. 5

5 Epigynal pit twice as wide as high ( Figs 44–45 View FIGURES 44–58 )...................................................... Z. valentii  

- Epigynal pit only slightly wider than high ( Figs 54–55 View FIGURES 44–58 )..................................... Z. maghrebense   sp. nov.

6 Epigyne anteriorly with triangular plate ( Figs 106–107 View FIGURES 94–109 ).......................................... Z. trianguliferum  

- Epigyne anteriorly without triangular plate ( Figs 94–95, 98–99, 102–103 View FIGURES 94–109 )........................................ 7

7 Epigynal pit positioned anteriorly ( Figs 102–103 View FIGURES 94–109 )............................................. Z. mostafai   sp. nov.

- Epigynal pit positioned medially ( Figs 94–95, 98–99 View FIGURES 94–109 )........................................................ 8

8 Epigynal pit hardly chitinised ( Figs 94–95 View FIGURES 94–109 )................................................. Z. azrouense   sp. nov.

- Epigynal pit with posterior border strongly chitinised ( Figs 98–99 View FIGURES 94–109 )............................... Z. ericorum   sp. nov.