Loxosceles haddadi

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: 480-481

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FB8670-D547-6748-FF48-FAFA563AF808

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scientific name

Loxosceles haddadi
status

sp. nov.

Loxosceles haddadi  sp. nov.

( FIG. 6View FIGURES 1 – 18)

Type : SOUTH AfRIcA: LIMpOpO PROvINcE, ♂ HOLOTYpE fROM SOUTpANSbERG, LAjUMA, 23°02’S, 29°27’E, C. HAddAd LEG., 6.II.2008 ( NMBA 11612View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

Etymology. THE SpEcIES NAME IS A pATRONYM fOR CHARLES HAddAd, cOLLEcTOR Of THE TYpE SpEcIMEN.

Diagnosis. MALE pALpAL TIbIA LONG, cYMbIUM MORE THAN TWIcE AS LONG AS bULb WIdTH, MOST SIMILAR TO L. parramae  ( FIG. 10View FIGURES 1 – 18); dIffERING fROM L. parramae  IN THE LENGTHENEd pART Of THE cYMbIUM HAvING AN ANGULAR bENd NEAR THE pALp bULb ANd THE EMbOLUS ApEx bEING STRAIT ( FIG. 6View FIGURES 1 – 18).

Description. Male: (N = 1): TL = 4.3; CL = 2.1; CW = 1.8; CLL = 0.25. 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. PALpAL TIbIA LONG, cYMbIUM MORE THAN TWIcE AS LONG AS bULb WIdTH; LENGTHENEd pART Of THE cYMbIUM HAvING AN ANGULAR bENd NEAR THE pALp bULb; cYMbIUM NOT WIdENING SLIGHTLY NEAR THE pALp bULb; EMbOLUS AbOUT TWIcE AS LONG AS bULb WIdTH, ALMOST STRAIGHT ANd SLIGHTLY WIdENEd AT bASE ( FIG. 6View FIGURES 1 – 18). LEG fORMULA I:II:IV:III. LEG MEASUREMENTS: I: fEMUR 5.8, pATELLA 0.7, TIbIA 6.3, METATARSUS 6.3, TARSUS 1.2, TOTAL 19.8; II: 5.6, 0.7, 5.9, 6.1, 1.2, 19.5; III: 4.5, 0.7, 4.1, 4.7, 0.9, 14.9; IV: 5.3, 0.7, 5.0, 6.1, 1.2, 18.3. PALp: fEMUR 1.1, pATELLA 0.35, TIbIA 0.8, cYMbIUM 1.0, TOTAL 3.25.

Female: UNkNOWN.

Natural History. COLLEcTEd fROM SAvANNA, fROM UNdER ROckS.

Distribution. ONLY kNOWN fROM THE TYpE LOcALITY IN NORTHERN SOUTH AfRIcA ( FIG. 40View FIGURES 40).

NOT

Nottingham City Natural History Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sicariidae

Genus

Loxosceles