Pseudocorinna banco, Jocqué & Bosselaers, 2011, 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: 290

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Pseudocorinna banco



( FIGS 11A, B View Figure 11 , 19 View Figure 19 , 38D View Figure 38 )

Type material: Holotype: female: IVORY COAST: Abidjan, Réserve du Banco , 05°23′N, 04°03′W, viii.1975, leaf litter in rainforest, Deeleman-Reinhold C. & Deeleman C. ( RMNH). GoogleMaps  

Paratypes: IVORY COAST: 1 ♀: Réserve de la Marahoué, east of Bouaflé , 06°50′N, 05°35′W, Deeleman C. ( RMNH) GoogleMaps   ; GUINEA: 1 ♀: Forêt classée de Ziama, 08°24′N, 09°17′W, 13.vii.1999, rain forest, Flomo D. ( MRAC 218115 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis: Females of P. banco   are recognized by the semicircular indentation of the posterior margin of the epigyne and its simple internal structure.

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

Description: Female (holotype, RMNH). Total l 5.25.

Carapace dark reddish brown, covered by tiny warts forming a network with polygonal meshes. Carapace l: 2.13; w: 1.99. Fovea deep, clearly delimited. Sternum warted, l: 1.07; w: 1.28. Abdomen greyish. Without do scutum. Legs yellowish orange, covered by fine warts.

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

Epigyne ( Figs 11A, B View Figure 11 , 38D View Figure 38 ): featureless dark area with shallow rounded indentation in posterior margin. Copulatory ducts short, simple, leading sideward towards egg-shaped, largely separated spermathecae; without lobate ducts.

Male unknown.

Known geographical distribution: Guinea, Ivory Coast ( Fig. 19 View Figure 19 ).


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