Devendra pardalis (Simon, 1898)

Polotow, Daniele & Griswold, Charles, 2017, Cleaning old cabinets: revealing the taxonomy of Sri Lankan wolf spiders (Araneae, Udubidae and Zoropsidae), Zootaxa 4362 (1), pp. 51-74: 65-66

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Devendra pardalis (Simon, 1898)
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Devendra pardalis (Simon, 1898) 

Figures 9A –CView FIGURE 9, 10View FIGURE 10, 14View FIGURE14

Compostichomma pardale  SImOn, 1898b: 240, FIg. 228 (FEmAlE lEctOtypE And pArAlEctOtypE, hErE dEsIgnAtEd, #18302 (pArt),

FrOm KAndy, SrI LAnkA, dEpOsItEd In MNHN, ExAmInEd). SImOn 1898A: 8. Devendra pardale  , LEhtInEn 1967: 228, FIg. 91 (trAnsFEr tO Devendra  ); GrIswOld 1993: 7. D. pardalis  , WSC 2017.

Note. Originally this species was described based on three females collected in Kandy , Sri Lanka, but one of the syntypes was not conspecific with the remaining two. We describe this specimen as D. saama  sp. nov. 

Diagnosis. Females of D. pardalis  can be diagnosed from females of other Devendra  species by having the epigynum with median lobe rounded posteriorly ( Figs 9CView FIGURE 9, 10AView FIGURE 10), the vulva with the head of spermathecae arising from a short tubercle on main body of the spermatheca and the opening to the copulatory ducts broad ( Fig. 10B, CView FIGURE 10).

DesCription. Female (MNHN 18302, lectotype): Total length 7.08. Carapace 3.40 long, 2.60 wide, 1.08 high; clypeus 0.15 high. Eye diameters: AME 0.14, ALE 0.08, PME 0.13, PLE 0.14. Chelicerae 1.56 long; sternum 1.54 long, 1.28 wide; labium 0.64 long, palpal coxae 1.12 long. Spination as in genus description. Leg measurements (Femur + Patella + Tibia + Metatarsus + Tarsus = [Total]): I: 2.25 + 1.12 + 1.92 + 1.75 + 1.33 = 8.37; II: 2.17 + 1.08 + 1.62 + 1.67 + 1.25 = 7.79; III: 1.96 + 0.92 + 1.33 + 1.92 + 1.08 = 7.21; IV: 2.58 + 1.08 + 2.08 + 3.08 + 1.54 = 10.36. Leg formula 4132. Epigynum: oval epigynal plate; transverse fold dividing median lobe and lateral lobes ( Fig. 10A, BView FIGURE 10). Spermathecae rounded with small projection with glandular opening ( Fig. 10CView FIGURE 10).

Male. Unknown.

Material examined. Only the types.

Variation. Female (N= 2): total length 5.15–7.10; carapace length 2.40–3.42; femur I 1.50–2.25.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality at Kandy in Sri Lanka ( Fig. 14View FIGURE14).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zoropsidae

Genus

Devendra

Loc

Devendra pardalis (Simon, 1898)

Polotow, Daniele & Griswold, Charles 2017
2017
Loc

Compostichomma pardale

SImOn 1898: 240
1898