Devendra seriatus (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: 68-69

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

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Devendra seriatus (Simon, 1898)
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Devendra seriatus (Simon, 1898) 

Figures 12View FIGURE 12, 14View FIGURE14

Campostichomma seriatum  SImOn, 1898A: 8 (LEctOtypE mAlE And twO mAlE And OnE FEmAlE pArAlEctOtypEs, hErE dEsIgnAtEd, # 18337, FrOm NuwArA ElIyA, SrI LAnkA, dEpOsItEd In MNHN, ExAmInEd). 

Devendra seriata  , LEhtInEn 1967: 228, FIg. 88 (trAnsFEr tO Devendra  ); GrIswOld 1993: 7, FIgs 37–42. D. seriatus  , WSC 2017.

Note. This species was described based on three males and two females collected in Nuwara Eliya , Sri Lanka, but one of the female syntypes was not congeneric with the remaining specimens. We describe this specimen as Devendra amaiti  sp. nov. 

Diagnosis. Males of D. seriatus  can be diagnosed from other male Devendra  by having the palpal tibia with the RTA median, short and unarmed ( Fig. 12A, BView FIGURE 12), the embolus cylindrical ( Fig. 12A, CView FIGURE 12) and the median apophysis not extending proximad of its joint with the tegulum ( Fig. 12AView FIGURE 12). Females of D. seriatus  can be diagnosed from other female Devendra  by having the epigynum with the median lobe truncate posteriorly ( Fig. 12DView FIGURE 12), vulva with the head of the spermathecae arising from elongate tubercles on main body of spermathecae and the opening to copulatory ducts narrow ( Fig. 12E, FView FIGURE 12).

DesCription. Male (lectotype): Total length 5.00. Markings typical for the genus. Carapace 2.62 long, 1.87 wide, 0.85 high; clypeus 0.08 high. Eye diameters: AME 0.06, ALE 0.10, PME 0.11, PLE 0.11. Chelicerae 0.92 long; sternum 1.24 long, 1.05 wide; labium 0.44 long; palpal coxae 1.00 long. Spination as in genus description. Leg measurements (Femur + Patella + Tibia + Metatarsus + Tarsus = [Total]): I: 2.10 + 0.82 + 1.83 + 1.75 + 1.50 = 8.00; II: 1.75 + 0.75 + 1.45 + 1.50 + 1.15 = 6.60; III: 1.66 + 0.70 + 1.25 + 1.85 + 1.00 = 6.46; IV: 2.15 + 0.90 + 1.75 + 2.60 + 1.40 = 8.80. Leg formula 4123. Palp: tibia with almost the same length of cymbium, RTA positioned close to the middle of tibia, with tapered apex ( Fig. 12A, BView FIGURE 12); cymbium tapering gradually to base; oval tegulum ( Fig. 12AView FIGURE 12); MA origin central, with prolateral basal projection ( Fig. 12AView FIGURE 12); short, hyaline conductor ( Fig. 12AView FIGURE 12); embolus convex, unmodified, gradually tapering to pointed apex ( Fig. 12A –CView FIGURE 12).

Female (paralectotype): Total length 6.15. Markings typical for the genus. Carapace 3.10 long, 2.10 wide, 1.10 high; clypeus 0.10 high. Eye diameters: AME 0.08, ALE 0.12, PME 0.12, PLE 0.13. Chelicerae 1.35 long; sternum 1.32 long, 1.16 wide; labium 0.55 long, palpal coxae 1.20 long. Spination as in genus description. Leg measurements (Femur + Patella + Tibia + Metatarsus + Tarsus = [Total]): I: 2.10 + 0.90 + 1.75 + 1.60 + 1.25 = 7.60; II: 1.90 + 0.90 + 1.40 + 1.50 + 1.10 = 6.80; III: 1.80 + 0.75 + 1.25 + 1.70 + 1.10 = 6.60; IV: 2.25 + 0.90 + 1.80 + 2.70 + 1.50 = 9.15. Leg formula 4123. Epigynum: oval epigynal plate; curved fold dividing median lobe and lateral lobes ( Fig. 12DView FIGURE 12). Spermathecae rounded with apical projection with glandular opening ( Fig. 12FView FIGURE 12). Material examined. Only the types.

Variation. Male (N= 3): total length 4.65–5.35; carapace length 2.60–2.75; femur I 1.90–2.15. Distribution. Known only from the type locality at Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka ( Fig. 14View FIGURE14). 

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

WSC

Westfield State College, Museum and Herbarium

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zoropsidae

Genus

Devendra

Loc

Devendra seriatus (Simon, 1898)

Polotow, Daniele & Griswold, Charles 2017
2017
Loc

Devendra seriata

GrIswOld 1993: 7
LEhtInEn 1967: 228
1967