Selenops annulatus Simon, 1876, Simon, 1876

Corronca, J. A., 2002, A taxonomic revision of the afrotropical species of Selenops Latreille, 1819 (Araneae, Selenopidae), Zootaxa 107, pp. 1-35: 9-10

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Selenops annulatus Simon, 1876
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Selenops annulatus Simon, 1876   ( Figs. 4­8 View FIGURES 1 ­ 11. 1 ­ 3 )

Selenops annulatus Simon, 1876   . Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr. I: 15, fig. 15. Female holotype from Angola, Chinchoxo, L ´Esclave de Cabinda, in Museum National de Histoire Naturelle Paris, France, not examined.

S. sector Karsch, 1879   . Zeits. ges. Naturw. 52: 342. First synonymized by Pocock (1899: 874)

S. buchneri Karsch, 1881   . Berl. Ent. Zeits, 25: 93­94. First synonymized by Pocock (1899: 874)

S. brownii Marx, 1893   . Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 16: 589, Pl. 70, fig. 3. First synonymized by Pocock (1899: 874)

S. annulatus   .­ Lessert, 1929: Rev. suisse Zool., 36: 123, fig. 12. Benoit, 1968: Rev. zool. bot. afr. 77 (11 ­ 2): 128, figs. 11, 13­ 15.

Diagnosis. Males of S. annulatus   are easily identified by the following combination of characters: median apophysis of the male palp with transparent branch much higher than the sclerotized one and distinct shape of the tibial apophysis and of the tip of the conductor ( Figs. 7­8 View FIGURES 1 ­ 11. 1 ­ 3 ). S. annulatus   resembles S. radiatus   in having a lateral projection on the tegulum but in the latter species the projection is larger with a straight external margin. The females are distinguished by both the shape of the middle field and the spermathecae ( Figs. 4­5 View FIGURES 1 ­ 11. 1 ­ 3 ). S. annulatus   females resemble S. intricatus   in the shape of the middle field, but in S. intricatus   it is more rhomboidal and longer than wide ( Fig. 32 View FIGURES 24 ­ 34. 24 ­ 26 ).

Female. The female was described by Simon (1876) and redescribed by Benoit (1968). The colour pattern of opisthosoma is shown in Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1 ­ 11. 1 ­ 3 and the epigynum and spermathecae in Figs. 4­5 View FIGURES 1 ­ 11. 1 ­ 3 .

Male. The male was described by Lessert (1929) and redescribed by Benoit (1968). Palp as in Figs. 7­8 View FIGURES 1 ­ 11. 1 ­ 3 .

New Records. ANGOLA: Luanda, 1 female and 2 immatures, 22 /VIII/ 49, B. Malkin Col., CAS; 12 miles NW of Muxima (200m), 2 females, 2 /XI/ 58, E. Ross & R. Leech Col., CAS; Distrito do Cuanza SUL, Cabuta, 1 female, VI/ 71, Crawford Cabral Col.

MRAC 167.908. RWANDA: P.N.A., 1 female, 19 /XII/ 52, P. Basilensky Col., MRAC 76.357. ZAÏRE: Equateur, Mbandaka, 1 female, 1978, P. Hulstaert Col., MRAC 151.534; Equateur, Bamania, 1 female, 1975, P. Hulstaert Col., MRAC 148.594; 7 miles SE of Thysville, 1 male, 2 females and 1 immature, 31 /VII/ 57, E. Ross & R. Leech Col., CAS; Thysville, 1 female, 31 /VII/ 57, E. Ross & R. Leech Col., CAS; Yiongolo, 1 male, III/ 48, R. P. van der Smissen Col., MRAC 61385; 100km, route Kavamu, Wolikole (Kivu), 1 female, XI/ 49, H. Bosmans Col., MRAC 67.184; Sankuru, Djika, 1 female, 1956, R. Roiseux Col., MRAC 86.206

Known distribution. Zaïre, Central African Republic, Angola ( Benoit, 1968), Tanzania, Cameroon ( Corronca, 2000) and Rwanda.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

MRAC

Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Selenopidae

Genus

Selenops

Loc

Selenops annulatus Simon, 1876

Corronca, J. A. 2002
2002
Loc

S. sector

Karsch 1879
1879
Loc

Selenops annulatus

Simon 1876
1876