Dendryphantes legibilis ( Nicolet, 1849 ),

Barry J. Richardson, 2010, A Review of the Jumping Spider Fauna (Araneae: Salticidae) of Chile, Zootaxa 2418, pp. 1-49: 16-17

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.194411

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/911E87A7-E400-FFDA-FF4B-FA7F3F0F8AA6

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Plazi

scientific name

Dendryphantes legibilis ( Nicolet, 1849 )
status

 

Dendryphantes legibilis ( Nicolet, 1849) 

( Figs 30–31)

Attus legibilis Nicolet, 1849: 366  ; Ramirez, 1989: 8.

Dendryphantes legibilis: Ruiz and Brescovit, 2008: 536  .

Material examined. None available.

Diagnosis . The species is only known from the female holotype. This was recently rediscovered ( Ramirez 1989) and very briefly redescribed ( Ruiz & Brescovit 2008). It is most similar to D. mordax  in colour but can be separated on the patterning present on the abdomen of D. mordax  . It can also be separated by the insemination ducts moving in a posterior direction as they approach the fossa.

Description . Male: unknown.

Female (holotype after Ruiz & Brescovit 2008): Cephalothorax light brown. Chelicerae yellow with two teeth on the promargin and one on the retromargin. Palp yellow. Sternum yellow. Abdomen and spinnerets yellow. L 1 light brown, L 2–4 yellow. Spination: L 1, femur with no spines, patella no spines, tibia with three pairs of ventrolateral spines, metatarsus with two pairs of ventrolateral spines, L 2 femur with three dorsal and two distal dorsolateral spines, patella no spines, tibia with one pair of ventrolateral spines, metatarsus with two pairs of ventrolateral spines, L 3 femur with three dorsal and three distal dorsolateral spines, patella no spines, tibia with a single or one pair of ventrolateral spines, metatarsus with one pair of ventrolateral spines, L 4 femur with three dorsal and one or no dorsolateral spines, patella no spines, tibia with one pair of ventrolateral spines, metatarsus with 2 pairs of ventrolateral spines. Epigynum ( Figs 30–31): a rectangular plate, invaginated posteriorly. Long and coiled insemination ducts with small oval spermathecae. Dimensions: CL 2.45, EFL 1.10, CW 1.82, AEW 1.35, PEW 1.60, L 1 4.17 ( F 1 1.30, ( P 1 + T 1) 1.80 +( M 1 + T 1) 1.07), L 2 3.20 (1.05 + 1.25 + 0.90), L 3 3.25 (1.05 + 1.20 +1.00), L 4 4.07 (1.30 + 1.55 + 1.22).

Distribution . Known only from type locality (“Chile”).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Dendryphantes

Loc

Dendryphantes legibilis ( Nicolet, 1849 )

Barry J. Richardson 2010
2010
Loc

Attus legibilis

Ramirez 1989: 8
Nicolet 1849: 366
1989
Loc

Dendryphantes legibilis:

Ruiz 2008: 536