Loxosceles makapanensis

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: 482

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-D545-6749-FF48-FB27509CF81D

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scientific name

Loxosceles makapanensis
status

 

Loxosceles makapanensis  s p. nov.

( FIG. 26View FIGURES 19 – 37)

Types. ♀ HOLOTYpE fROM SOUTH AfRIcA: LIMpOpO PROvINcE, MAkApAN VALLEY, FIcUS CAvE, 24°04’S, 29°15’E, W. MARAIS LEG, 11.IV.2006 (AcAT 2005/1372)GoogleMaps  . PARATYpE: 1♀ fROM SOUTH AfRIcA: LIMpOpO PROvINcE, MIkE’S CAvE, 24°07’S, 29°14’E, K. dE WET LEG, 4.X.2002 (AcAT 2005/1367).GoogleMaps 

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

Diagnosis. FEMALE SpERMATHEcAE cONSIST Of TWO SMALL ROUNd SAcS ON SHORT cOpULATORY TUbE THAT pROcEEd ANTERIORLY ANd MEdIALLY; SpERMATHEcAE ANd cOpULATORY TUbES SITUATEd IN THE bOOk-LUNG AREA; THE SpEcIES IS SIMILAR TO L. parramae  IN HAvING THE SpERMATHEcAE ANd cOpULATORY TUbES IN THE bOOk-LUNG AREA, bUT dIffER IN HAvING TWO SEpARATE cOpULATORY TUbES ON EAcH SIdE ( FIG. 26View FIGURES 19 – 37).

Description. Female: (N = 2): TL = 5.70 (5.6–5.8); CL = 2.35 (2.1–2.6); CW = 2.10 (1.9–2.3); CLL = 0.33 (0.25–0.4). AME-LE 0.15; LARGEST EYE dIAMETER 0.12. CARApAcE YELLOW, SLIGHTLY dARkER pARS cEpHALIcA ANd ALONG THE EdGES; STERNUM LIGHT YELLOW; LEGS YELLOW; pALpS MOSTLY LIGHT YELLOW, WITH dARkER TARSUS. AbdOMEN LIGHT YELLOW. INTERNAL GENITALIA WITH TWO, vERY 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. 26View FIGURES 19 – 37). LEG fORMULA IV:II:I:III. LEG MEASUREMENTS: I: fEMUR 5.5, pATELLA 0.9, TIbIA 5.7, METATARSUS 5.7, TARSUS 1.2, TOTAL 19.0; II: 5.6, 0.9, 5.6, 5.7, 1.2, 19.0; III: 4.8, 0.9, 4.8, 4.9, 1.0, 16.4; IV: 5.6, 0.9, 5.2, 6.2, 1.2, 19.1. PALp: fEMUR 0.8, pATELLA 0.3, TIbIA 0.6, cYMbIUM 1.0, TOTAL 2.7.

Male: UNkNOWN.

Natural History. COLLEcTEd fROM SAvANNA, fROM THE dARk zONE IN cAvES.

Distribution. NORTHERN SOUTH AfRIcA ( FIG. 40View FIGURES 40).

WET

Wartburg College

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Loxosceles