Pseudocorinna gevaertsi, 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 : 302-303

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Pseudocorinna gevaertsi



( FIGS 23A–D View Figure 23 , 29 View Figure 29 , 38M View Figure 38 )

Type material: Holotype: male: DR CONGO: Kisangani , Fôret de Masako, 00°35′N, 25°11′E, 11.vii.2001, primary rainforest, Juakaly J. ( MRAC 212056 View Materials ). GoogleMaps

Paratype: DR CONGO: 1 ♀: Kisangani , Forêt de Masako, 00°35′N, 25°11′E, 17.xii.2002, old secondary forest, pitfall, Juakaly J. ( MRAC 214454 View Materials ) GoogleMaps .

Diagnosis: Males of P. gevaertsi are recognized by the small RTA with short broad base and thin spine, the sclerotized embolus, MA, and FC, which are all straight, tapered and parallel to each other. Females are characterized by the epigyne with a small recurved frontal fold and a transverse fold spanning the entire epigynal width in front of the posterior margin.

Etymology: The species name is a patronym in honour of Hugo Gevaerts who supports scientific research in Kisangani, DR Congo.

Description: Male (holotype, MRAC 212056). Total l 4.55.

Carapace chestnut brown, covered by tiny warts forming a network with polygonal meshes. Carapace l: 2.30; w: 2.00. Fovea deep, clearly delimited. Sternum warted, l: 1.00; w: 1.20. Abdomen greyish brown, with a large, brown dorsal scutum covering 95% 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; 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 rl 1-0-0 plv 1-0-1.

Male palp ( Fig. 23A, B View Figure 23 ): RTA small, with broad base and thin triangular tip; PTA a short thick knob. Bulbus short and globular. Embolus, MA, and FC all gradually tapered and pointing retrolaterally; embolus flat, straight; MA membranous, broad at base, triangular; FC long, strongly curved. Proximal part of tegulum ventrally slightly extended; front with two small tooth-shaped CAPT; PAPT small, with rounded tip.

Female (paratype, MRAC 214454 View Materials ). Total l 4.40 .

Carapace as in male, l: 1.90; w: 1.60. Sternum warted, l: 0.90; w: 1.05. Abdomen greyish brown, without do scutum. 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 0-0-1; ti: I ve 2-2-2-2-2-2-2; II ve 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 pl 0-1-0 ve 0-2-0; IV pl 1-0-0 rl 1-0-0 ve 1-1-1.

Epigyne ( Figs 23C, D View Figure 23 , 38M View Figure 38 ): simple darkened area with small recurved central fold; internal structure visible in transparency, part of it through broad recurved posterior margin. Copulatory openings near posterior rim; copulatory ducts curved, leading to widely separate spermathecae, surrounded by large lobate ducts.