Devendra saama

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

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-FF95-E6B3-6EFAFB906520

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Plazi

scientific name

Devendra saama
status

sp. nov.

Devendra saama  sp. nov.

Figures 13A –CView FIGURE 13, 14View FIGURE14

Type material. Female holotype from Kandy , Sri Lanka, # 18302, deposited in MNHN. 

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

Diagnosis. Females can be diagnosed from female of other Devendra  species by having the epigynum without a developed median lobe ( Fig. 13AView FIGURE 13), and the vulva with the head of the spermathecae sessile on the main spermathecae and the fertilization ducts arising from a short tube ( Fig. 13B, CView FIGURE 13).

DesCription. Female (holotype): Total length 5.17. Markings as in Fig. 9AView FIGURE 9. Carapace 2.42 long, 1.67 wide, 0.96 high; clypeus 0.07 high. Eye diameters: AME 0.07, ALE 0.10, PME 0.10, PLE 0.10. Chelicerae 1.08 long; sternum 1.06 long, 0.92 wide; labium 0.40 long; palpal coxae 0.72 long. Spination as in genus description. Leg measurements (Femur + Patella + Tibia + Metatarsus + Tarsus = [Total]): I: 1.50 + 0.75 + 0.56 + 0.54 + 0.44 = 3.79; II: 1.37 + 0.71 + 1.00 + 0.96 + 0.83 = 4.87; III: 0.88 + 0.50 + 0.83 + 1.25 + 0.83 = 4.29; IV: 1.75 + 0.62 + 1.37 + 2.08 + 1.12 = 6.44. Leg formula 4123. Epigynum: subtriangular epigynal plate; transverse fold dividing median lobe and lateral lobes ( Fig. 13A, BView FIGURE 13). Spermathecae oval with an apical glandular opening ( Fig. 13CView FIGURE 13).

Male. Unknown.

Material examined. Only the type.

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

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Zoropsidae

Genus

Devendra