Pseudocorinna victoria, Jocqué & Bosselaers, 2011

Jocqué, Rudy & Bosselaers, Jan, 2011, Revision of Pseudocorinna Simon and a new related genus (Araneae: Corinnidae): two more examples of spider templates with a large range of complexity in the genitalia, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162 (2), pp. 271-350 : 318

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00679.x

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5491941

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/EC17CE33-D251-FF8E-54D5-FBCF08CDFA8F

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Pseudocorinna victoria
status

SP. NOV.

PSEUDOCORINNA VICTORIA SP. NOV.

( FIGS 37A–E View Figure 37 , 39D View Figure 39 , 40 View Figure 40 )

Type material: Holotype: male: CAMEROON: Victoria, Mabete , 24.v.–7.vi.1949, B. Malkin ( CAS).

Paratypes: CAMEROON: 1 ♀: together with holotype ; 1 ♀: Kumba , 04°38′N, 09°26′E, 19.i.1949, B. Malkin ( CAS) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♂: Buea , 04°09′N, 09°14′E, slopes of Mt. Cameroon, 1400–1500 m, 14–15.v.1949, B. Malkin ( CAS) GoogleMaps .

Diagnosis: Males of P. victoria are recognized by the characteristic broad bulbus with thin embolus that has a tongue-shaped excrescence at its base, and the massive MA, which is cup-shaped, ridged, and pointed as seen from the side. Females are recognized by the large epigyne with copulatory openings in front of centre, and small oval spermathecae near the posterior margin.

Etymology: The name of the species is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality.

Description: Male (holotype, CAS). Total l 4.60.

Carapace chestnut brown, covered by tiny warts forming a network with polygonal meshes. Carapace l: 2.80; w: 2.00. Fovea deep, clearly delimited. Sternum with warts, l: 1.15; w: 1.25. Abdomen greyish brown, with a large, brown dorsal scutum covering 80% of do abdominal surface area.

Legs orange-brown, covered by fine warts.

Leg spination: fe: I pl 0-0-0-1-1 rlv 0-0-0-0-1; III do 0-0-1; IV do 0-1-1; ti: I ve 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2; II ve 2-2- 2-2-2-2-2-2; mt: I ve 2-2-2-2; II ve 2-2-2-2; III ve 0-2-0; IV pl 0-1-0 rl 0-1-0 ve 1-1-1.

Male palp ( Fig. 37A–C View Figure 37 ): RTA short, pointed, curved downward. PTA fairly large, with rounded tip. Embolus fairly long, slender, tapered from base to tip; base with long, broad, rounded excrescence. MA large, cup-shaped, ridged, and pointed as seen from the side. FC small, covered by base of MA. Proximal part of tegulum extended forward with frontal extension with triangular section. PAPT massive, pointing outward. RAPT a fairly small tooth. CAPT large, projecting, triangular in cross-section.

Female (paratype, CAS, Mabete). Total l 4.45.

Carapace brown, covered by tiny warts forming a network with polygonal meshes. Carapace l: 2.20; w: 1.85. Fovea deep, clearly delimited. Sternum warted, l: 1.10; w: 1.23. Abdomen greyish brown, without do scutum. Legs yellow-brown, covered by fine warts.

Leg spination: fe: I pl 0-0-0-1-1 rlv 0-0-0-0-1; III do 0-0-1; IV do 0-1-1; ti: I ve 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2; II ve 2-2- 2-2-2-2-2-2; IV pl 0-1-0 rl 0-1-0; mt: I ve 2-2-2-2; II ve 2-2-2-2; III ve 0-2-0; IV pl 1-0-0 rl 0-1-0 ve 1-1-1.

Epigyne ( Figs 37D, E View Figure 37 , 39D View Figure 39 ): long, with convex posterior margin; internal structure visible in transparency. Copulatory openings fairly close together just in front of centre. Copulatory ducts run forward, then backward to small, widely separated, oval spermathecae situated just in front of posterior margin. Without lobate ducts.

Known geographical distribution: Cameroon ( Fig. 40 View Figure 40 ).

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Corinnidae

Genus

Pseudocorinna