Campostichomma harasbedda

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: 60-62

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4362.1.3

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D38783-FF8D-FF8D-E6B3-692AFAA567E3

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scientific name

Campostichomma harasbedda
status

sp. nov.

Campostichomma harasbedda  sp. nov.

Figures 6View FIGURE 6, 8C –DView FIGURE8, 14View FIGURE14

Type material. Female holotype from Sri Lanka, Central Province, 14.5 km (9 miles) NE Nuwara-Eliya, Harasbedda, 1 female, 15.III.1962, (CASENT9024159), deposited in Lund University. 

Etymology. The species epithet is a noun in apposition from the type locality.

Diagnosis. Females of C. harasbedda  can be diagnosed from those of other species by the small median lobe of the epigynum and the lateral teeth of the lateral lobes large and located at inner margins of lateral lobes ( Figs 6DView FIGURE 6, 8CView FIGURE8); and by the vulva with two ascending spirals ( Figs 6EView FIGURE 6, 8DView FIGURE8).

DesCription. Female (holotype): Total length 7.20 (estimated, carapace and abdomen are separated). Markings as in Fig. 6A, BView FIGURE 6. Carapace 2.80 long, 2.10 wide, 1.10 high; clypeus 0.09 high. Eye diameters: AME 0.09, ALE 0.18, PME 0.12, PLE 0.20. Chelicerae 1.50 long; sternum 1.30 long, 1.10 wide; labium 0.55 long; palpal coxae 1.00 long. Spination as in genus description. Leg measurements (Femur + Patella + Tibia + Metatarsus + Tarsus = [Total]): I: 1.90 + 0.90 + 1.60 + 1.30 + 0.90 = 6.60; II: 1.80 + 0.80 + 1.50 + 1.30 + 0.80 = 6.20; III: 1.70 + 0.80 + 1.10 + 1.40 + 0.80 = 5.80; IV: 2.20 + 0.80 + 1.70 + 2.40 + 1.10 = 8.20. Leg formula 4123. Epigynum: median lobe small; lateral lobes with small teeth ( Figs 6DView FIGURE 6, 8CView FIGURE8). Vulva with elongated and sinuous copulatory ducts; spermathecae large, with projections and small fertilization ducts ( Figs 6EView FIGURE 6, 8DView FIGURE8); vulva with two ascending spirals ( Figs 6EView FIGURE 6, 8DView FIGURE8).

Male. Unknown.

Material examined. Only the types.

Natural history: The holotype was collected at 1300 m elevation in a narrow, sheltered ravine near a small stream. The area was surrounded by tea estates, with fragments of montane forest at slightly higher elevation (Brinck et al. 1971: 34).

Distribution. Known only from the type locality at Harasbedda near Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka ( Fig. 14View FIGURE14).