Devendra amaiti

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: 70-71

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:61A41EC1-2557-429D-B47C-595D12F2D8E3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D38783-FF97-FF92-E6B3-691CFB6064C3

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Plazi

scientific name

Devendra amaiti
status

sp. nov.

Devendra amaiti  sp. nov.

Figures 13D –FView FIGURE 13, 14View FIGURE14

Campostichomma seriatum  SImOn, 1898A: 8 (mIsIdEntIFIcAtIOn) Type material. Female holotype (syntype of D. seriatus  ), #18337 (part) from Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka deposited in the MNHN.

Etymology. The species name is a noun in apposition taken from the Tamil word for “peace.”

Diagnosis. Females of D. amaiti  can be diagnosed from females of other Devendra  species by having the median lobe of epigynum trapezoidal, angularly convex posteriorly ( Fig. 13DView FIGURE 13) and the vulva with the head of the spermathecae sessile on the main spermathecae and the fertilization ducts arising from an elongate tube ( Fig. 13E, FView FIGURE 13).

DesCription. Female (holotype): Total length 4.67. Markings as in Fig. 9A, DView FIGURE 9. Carapace 2.42 long, 1.75 wide, 0.83 high; clypeus 0.07 high. Eyes diameter: AME 0.07, ALE 0.10, PME 0.09, PLE 0.10. Chelicerae 1.00 long; sternum 1.08 long, 0.96 wide; labium 0.40 long; palpal coxae 0.76 long. Spination as in genus description. Leg measurements (Femur + Patella + Tibia + Metatarsus + Tarsus = [Total]): I: 1.71 + 0.79 + 1.33 + 1.17 + 0.92 = 5.92; II: 1.42 + 0.75 + 1.12 + 1.12 + 0.92 = 5.33; III: 1.37 + 0.67 + 0.96 + 1.25 + 0.83 = 5.08; IV: 1.83 + 0.75 + 1.46 + 2.33 + 1.17 = 7.54. Leg formula 4123. Epigynum: large epigynal plate; curved fold dividing median lobe and lateral lobes ( Fig. 13D, EView FIGURE 13). Spermathecae small and with an apical glandular opening ( Fig. 13FView FIGURE 13).

Male. Unknown.

Material examined. Only the type.

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

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zoropsidae

Genus

Devendra