Loxosceles cederbergensis

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

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-D541-674D-FF48-FF575114FCD9

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scientific name

Loxosceles cederbergensis
status

sp. nov.

Loxosceles cederbergensis  sp. nov.

( FIG. 20View FIGURES 19 – 37)

Types. SOUTH AfRIcA: ♀ HOLOTYpE fROM WESTERN CApE, AAN HET BERG, CEdERbERG, 32°17’S, 18°32’E, 257M, E. NORTjE & S. KRITzINGER-KLOppER LEG., 6.X.2005 (AcAT 2012/2859).

Etymology. THE SpEcIfIc NAME IS A NOUN IN AppOSITION dERIvEd fROM THE TYpE LOcALITY.

Diagnosis. FEMALE dIffERS fROM ALL OTHER SpEcIES IN THE TWO, LONG ANd cURvEd, cOpULATORY TUbES bEING Of NOTIcEAbLY dIffERENT LENGTHS ( FIG. 20View FIGURES 19 – 37).

Description. Female: (N = 1): TL = 7.0; CL = 2.9; CW = 2.6; CLL = 0.4. AME-LE 0.1; LARGEST EYE dIAMETER 0.2. 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 ANTERIOR pROcEEdING cOpULATORY TUbES ON EAcH SIdE, WHIcH ARE NExT TO EAcH OTHER AT THE bASE, ENdING IN SMALL SpERMATHEcAE, SLIGHTLY LARGER IN dIAMETER THAN THE TUbES; vENTRAL cOpULATORY TUbES MUcH SHORTER THAN dORSAL TUbES ( FIG. 20View FIGURES 19 – 37). LEG fORMULA IV:II:I:III. LEG MEASUREMENTS: I: fEMUR 5.9, pATELLA 0.9, TIbIA 6.2, METATARSUS 5.9, TARSUS 1.3, TOTAL 20.2; II: 6.6, 0.9, 5.1, 5.8, 1.2, 22.0; III: 5.7, 0.9, 5.1, 5.8, 1.2, 18.7; IV: 6.6, 0.9, 6.2, 7.1, 1.9, 22.7. PALp: fEMUR 0.9, pATELLA 0.4, TIbIA 0.6, cYMbIUM 1.0, TOTAL 2.9.

Male: UNkNOWN.

Natural History. COLLEcTEd IN pITfALL TRApS IN FYNbOS.

Distribution. ONLY kNOWN fROM THE TYpE LOcALITY ( FIG. 39View FIGURES 39).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Loxosceles