Loxosceles dejagerae,

Lotz, L. N., 2017, An update on the spider genus Loxosceles (Araneae: Sicariidae) in the Afrotropical region, with description of seven new species, Zootaxa 4341 (4), pp. 475-494: 478-479

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4341.4.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:723F3227-A214-43F8-B598-CD7DFDB8B48B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FB8670-D541-674A-FF48-FC4A509CFF3A

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Plazi

scientific name

Loxosceles dejagerae
status

sp. nov.

Loxosceles dejagerae  sp. nov.

( FIGS 2View FIGURES 1 – 18, 21View FIGURES 19 – 37)

Types. SOUTH AfRIcA: WESTERN CApE PROvINcE, ♀ HOLOTYpE, GAMkASkLOOf NATURE RESERvE, 33°22’S, 21°42’E, 9.V.1996, M. dE JAGER LEGGoogleMaps  . (AcAT 96/590). PARATYpES. EASTERN CApE PROvINcE, 1♂, 5♀ MIddELbURG, 31°30’S, 25°01’E, 15.III.1990, 1.III.1999, 7.II.2006, 3.III.2004, M. dE JAGER LEGGoogleMaps  . (AcAT 99/69, 2007/1062) (MNBA 976, 9050, 9593); 1♀ AND 2 IMM., WILLOWMORE, UITSPAN, 33°31’S, 23°42’E, 27–28.II.2008, L.N. LOTz LEG. (NMBA 11580); NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE, 1♂, 1♀  , VICTORIA WEST, BIESjIESFONTEIN, 31°24’S, 23°07’E, 9.X.1989, RGoogleMaps  . CONROY LEG., 14.X.1997, A. LEROY LEG. ( ACAT 91 /448, 2007/1620); WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE, 3♀  , GAMKASKLOOF NATURE RESERVE, DIE HEL, 33°22’S, 21°42’E, 1.VIII.2002, Z. VAN DER WALT LEG. (ACAT 2 002/20); 1♂, PRINCE ALBERT, SWARTbERG PASS, 33°21’S, 22°03’E, 24.I.2004, M. dE JAGER LEG. (NMBA 10307).

Etymology. THE SpEcIES NAME IS A MATRONYM fOR MARIE dE JAGER, cOLLEcTOR Of THE TYpE SpEcIMEN.

Diagnosis. FEMALE MOST SIMILAR TO L. simillima  ( FIG. 33View FIGURES 19 – 37); dIffERS fROM THIS SpEcIES IN bOTH cOpULATORY TUbES bEING WAvY. FEMALE cOpULATORY TUbES pROcEEd MEdIALLY ENdING IN SMALL ROUNd SpERMATHEcAE ( FIG. 21View FIGURES 19 – 37). MALE pALpAL TIbIA ALMOST AS LONG AS cYMbIUM ANd cYMbIUM NOT MUcH LONGER THAN pULp bULb, MOST SIMILAR TO L. spinulosa  ( FIG. 17View FIGURES 1 – 18); dIffERING IT IN THE EMbOLUS bEING ROUNdEd ANd NOT SHARp EdGEd ON THE bASAL RIdGE ( FIG. 2View FIGURES 1 – 18).

Description. Female: (N = 10): TL = 6.45 (5.1–8.7); CL = 2.80 (2.2–3.7); CW = 2.55 (2.1–3.5); CLL = 0.37 (0.30–0.45). AME-LE 0.1; LARGEST EYE dIAMETER 0.15. CARApAcE YELLOW-bROWN, dARkER pARS cEpHALIcA ANd ALONG THE EdGES; STERNUM LIGHT YELLOW-bROWN; LEGS bROWN; pALpS MOSTLY LIGHT bROWN, WITH dARkER bROWN TARSUS. AbdOMEN LIGHT YELLOW WITH bROWN MARkINGS ALONG THE SIdES ANd dOWN THE cENTERLINE. INTERNAL GENITALIA WITH TWO, SHORT, MEdIALLY pROcEEdING cOpULATORY TUbES ON EAcH SIdE, NExT TO EAcH OTHER AT THE bASE, ENdING IN SMALL SpERMATHEcAE, SLIGHTLY LARGER IN dIAMETER THAN THE TUbES ( FIG. 21View FIGURES 19 – 37). LEG fORMULA IV:II:I:III. LEG MEASUREMENTS: I: fEMUR 6.9, pATELLA 1.1, TIbIA 6.8, METATARSUS 6.7, TARSUS 1.4, TOTAL 22.9; II: 7.3, 1.2, 7.5, 7.7, 1.4, 25.1; III: 6.5, 1.1, 5.8, 6.5, 1.2, 21.1; IV: 7.5, 1.1, 7.0, 8.2, 1.4, 25.2. PALp: fEMUR 1.0, pATELLA 0.4, TIbIA 0.8, cYMbIUM 1.2, TOTAL 3.4.

Male: (N = 3): TL = 4.67 (3.6–5.5); CL = 2.60 (2.0–3.2); CW = 2.53 (2.0–3.0); CLL = 0.35 (0.3–0.4). AME-LE 0.1; LARGEST EYE dIAMETER 0.2. COLOUR ANd MARkINGS AS IN fEMALE. PALpAL TIbIA ALMOST AS LONG AS cYMbIUM ANd cYMbIUM NOT MUcH LONGER THAN pULp bULb; EMbOLUS SLIGHTLY fLATTENEd, cURvEd IN A HOOk-SHApE ANd SLIGHTLY LONGER THAN bULb, WITH A ROUNdEd ANd NOT SHARp EdGEd bASAL RIdGE ( FIG. 2View FIGURES 1 – 18). LEG fORMULA II:I:IV:III. LEG MEASUREMENTS: I: fEMUR 9.5, pATELLA 1.2, TIbIA 11.0, METATARSUS 11.5, TARSUS 1.7, TOTAL 34.9; II: 10.8, 1.2, 12.3, 12.9, 1.7, 38.9; III: 8.6, 1.1, 8.2, 9.8, 1.5, 29.2; IV: 9.8, 1.2, 9.6, 12.2, 1.7, 34.5. PALp: fEMUR 1.0, pATELLA 0.4, TIbIA 0.6, cYMbIUM 0.7, TOTAL 2.7.

Natural History. COLLEcTEd fROM xERIc NAMA KAROO, fROM UNdER ROckS ANd IN bUILdINGS. Distribution. SOUTHERN SOUTH AfRIcA ( FIG. 39View FIGURES 39).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Loxosceles